Kids Doing Video Chat With Mom

We’re ready to play! We are excited to announce the Museum’s outdoor Discovery Garden is now open and the indoor Exhibit Hall will reopen on July 22, 2021.

Tickets must be reserved for a specific date and time frame on our website in advance by all guests, including Museum Members and Access for All visitors.

Free Activities

Activity Videos

Find new videos featuring Movement Monday, Tinker Time, World Culture, Art, and Nature Talks each week.

Live Storytime

Get your thinking caps on for live storytime with Ms. Whitney Monday through Friday at 12:30pm on Facebook Live!

STREAM Activities

Encourage your child’s curiosity and critical thinking skills with activities that integrate science and engineering with art and math!

Ball Tunnel Naming Competition

We are thrilled to announce a naming competition for our brand-new Ball Tunnel exhibit! Learn more and submit your proposed name today.

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Garden Series Activity Kits

In celebration of our new Greenhouse exhibit, we are exploring the wonders of gardens with a series of brand-new education activity kits!

Each Garden Series Education Kit allows children and families to explore the intriguing world of nature through hands-on arts- and science-based learning from the comfort of home.

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Virtual Workshops

Bring the Museum directly to your classroom with custom activity kits and instructional videos aligned to California State Standards. Workshops are designed for children in Pre-K to 3rd Grade and include video calls facilitated by professional Museum Educators.

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Virtual Birthday Parties

The Museum may be closed, but that doesn’t mean your little one can’t celebrate their special day with us! Bring the Museum party experience directly home to you with our Virtual Birthday Parties. With hands-on activities, interactive games, and a private Zoom celebration for friends and family, your little one will have their most memorable party yet.

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Virtual Roots Series

Throughout the year, we honor the artistic and scientific contributions of different cultures that comprise the unique community of San Diego County. Discover music, food, dance, and more as we partner with local community organizations to help your little ones learn more about the world around them.

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Parenting on the Go: Virtual Workshop Series

We’re partnering with our network of experts in the field of early childhood development and education to explore ideas of positive reinforcement and purposeful play. Each workshop conversation is brief and bite-sized–perfect for busy caretakers on the go–and will provide practical tips and resources to support our community of parents, caretakers, and families.

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