There are dozens of different installations at The New Children’s Museum, and there are new exhibits being added to the museum all the time. In fact, the museum’s name is actually in reference to the idea that there’s always something new for kids to experience. With the incredible diversity of exhibits offered by the museum, it’s clear just how true the museum’s name really is!
Wobbleland is designed for kids four and younger. The exhibit is designed like a giant kitchen sink, complete with soft, human-sized food sculptures perfect for climbing over, hiding in, and stacking up. Through play, kids explore this world of giant food and larger-than-life fun.
Tikitiko is an art installation made entirely of soft materials like yarn, wool, and faux furs. Kids are invited to practice their empathy skills by caring for replicas of fluffy, fuzzy creatures. Tikitiko is designed exclusively for kids three years old and younger.
This exhibit features a vibrant, unstructured, room-sized hammock. It has holes and ropes that encourage children to climb and crawl around. Whammock! is an elevated sensory play experience suitable for all ages.
The Rain House
The Rain House was one of the first exhibits ever opened at the museum, and it remains super popular to this day. Its playhouse design replicates what it’s like to play inside on a rainy day, complete with a tin roof and a sprinkler system to create the immersive rain effect.
No Rules… Except
“No jumping on the bed” is a common rule in many households. In this exhibit, the rule is completely flipped on its head. The room is filled with 40 mattresses and over 150 soft, tire-shaped pillows, and the exhibit invites kids and adults alike to bounce around to their hearts’ content.
The Wonder Sound
This exhibit is a climbable labyrinth with a historic and cultural influence. Natural scenic elements, neighborhood structures, and an original soundscape come together to inspire and intrigue. Kids can even learn to write their own name in a new language developed especially for the exhibit.
The Sketch Aquarium is an interactive art installation that helps your child’s imagination come to life. Kids can draw sea creatures and scan their drawings to see them digitally replicated in the exhibit’s virtual aquarium.
The Sandbox Gallery is an oversized version of a sandbox for kids to play in. Children can dig and sculpt in glittery sand, while ambient music creates a peaceful experience.
This exhibit is perfect for lovers of cars and landscapes alike. It features play roadways through desert scenery as a way to showcase the marvels of modern engineering.
Reconnecting to Home
Reconnecting to Home is a four-story replica house where each story reflects a different architectural style. It invites kids to take a look at the history of architecture in an otherwise familiar setting. The different floors take inspiration from California culture and celebrate the simple joys of family and the feeling of being home.
The Cash Machine is much more than a way for the museum to collect donations. Kids can watch as the money you donate navigates a maze of tubes, bells, and spinning objects in an intricate, carefully designed machine.
Interactive Art Studios
In the museum’s many art studios, kids are encouraged to make their own art. They can choose to replicate the styles and art pieces they’ve seen in the museum, or they can get the creative juices flowing and make something entirely new!
Each of the art studios offers kids a new medium to work with. They can sculpt clay, decorate a truck with paints, plant flowers, and engage in various other arts and crafts activities.