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The New Children's Museum
Type: Children's Museums, Family Friendly, Museums
The New Children's Museum re-opened in 2008 with a motto of think, play and create, which is exactly what kids do here. What is different about The New Children's Museum is that they specifically... Read More
The New Children's Museum re-opened in 2008 with a motto of think, play and create, which is exactly what kids do here. What is different about The New Children's Museum is that they specifically commission works of art with tactile features that appeal to kids rather than re-create existing art to suit a younger generation. Hands-on art and exhibits hold the attention of ages ranging from toddlers and teens. The new "Eureka" exhibit explores our state through cars and music and "Feast" explores playing with food! The 50,000 square foot environmentally-sustainable building has an open yet clean feel. Note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Locals love this museum and its location is convenient for tourists staying downtown.
- Best for Museums Because: Simply put: Kids love it. They can run, play, make art and learn while doing it.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Let the kids in tow off the ship and into a hands-on museum full of arts and crafts.