Think Play Create in North County

Our 2,000-square-foot Art + Play Space is the Museum’s first satellite location, bringing engaging art experiences to families in North County San Diego. Located in the Del Mar Plaza shopping center, our new space provides the opportunity for young children to play in a mini version of the downtown Museum’s popular installation Wobbleland by Marisol Rendón, create art in our Makerspace and enjoy other creative activities.

Morning toddler classes are offered weekly at the Art + Play Space! Click here to learn more.

Location, Hours + Admission

Hours and prices are subject to change.


1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 310
Del Mar Plaza, Upper Level.

Del Mar Plaza Parking: first hour free, $2 every additional 30 min


Monday: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Sunday: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm

Special Hours

Oct. 29: Closed
Nov. 5: Closed
Nov. 6: 10am-12pm + 1-4pm
Nov. 13: 9am-12pm
Nov. 22: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm
Nov. 24: Closed
Dec. 24+25: Closed
Dec. 31: Closed

Daily Admission
  • Children 1+: $10
  • Children under 1: Free
  • Adults: $10
  • The New Children’s Museum Members: Free
  • Museums for All (EBT, WIC, SNAP): $2

Admission is paid at entry.
Pre-purchased online tickets and guest passes are not currently accepted at this location. Not participating in Kids Free October.

Art + Play Space Features

Wobbleland by Marisol Rendón

Play in a giant kitchen sink with oversized, soft fruit and vegetable sculptures.

Painted Object

Paint a miniature house inspired by the Museum’s The Rain House installation.


Explore with different materials and create your own art!


Shop for an array of creative, educational and playful items for kids in our store.