The New Children's Museum 200 West Island Avenue • San Diego • CA 92101


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10% off for active military, educators and members. 15% off for nonprofit organizations.

Extend the artistic vibes to your ceremony space in the park with a custom chalk design by a local artist. Contact the venue for more details.

This venue believes LOVE is LOVE and your furry best friend should join you on your walk down the aisle. Call Liz at 619-795-1698 to plan your more intimate event and let her know if you have a pet you'd like to include in your wedding.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $8,000–9,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Guest count
  • Wedding rental fees include:

    • Use of the rented space from 4:30pm–midnight (events typically run 6–11pm)
    • Main Level for the reception and Upper Level for the cocktail hour, plus access to the interactive art exhibits
    • Access for wedding party photos to be taken anywhere in the museum after 4pm on the wedding day, plus engagement photos with your photographer in advance
    • Unlimited visits to the museum by appointment prior to the wedding date
    • Customizable floor plan, 5 belly bars, 40 parking spaces, and a secure back of house space for the wedding party
    • Security, janitorial, and museum staff, and a venue lead
Ceremony Fee
  • Ceremony space is also available in the park across the street for a $150–300 permit fee.

Additional Info
  • A professional wedding coordinator is required. Catering, events management, alcohol, and rentals must be provided by a preferred vendor.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 800.

The capacity for weddings is 200 seated guests; for corporate events, up to 800 guests cocktail-style.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Choose from a preferred vendor list.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 4:30pm–midnight (additional time is available for a fee).

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Park
  • Museum
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit
  • Art Gallery
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Penthouse / Rooftop

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Park


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