6/26/2017 1 Comment
One of the coolest things about living in San Diego, in my opinion at least, is The New Children's Museum (NCM). The NCM is located in downtown San Diego off of Front and W. Island Streets, and across from the San Diego Convention Center and Seaport Village.
According to their website (thinkplaycreate.org), The NCM is a "new model of children's museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art."
Like many children's museums, there is painting, clay, and building blocks. Unlike other children's museums, The NCM has awesome one-of-a-kind art installations that the kids can fully interact with: from towers with "hidden rooms" to climb and explore, to a toddler area filled with larger than life food items to play with, and a rain house and other areas to explore the art of sound. A previous exhibit was an "orange grove" which incorporated sound effects that were triggered as the kids climbed, swung, and pulled on the trees in the grove.
Since 2013, The NCM has been putting on an awesome and free event known as Mass Creativity. Partnering with other organizations and artists in the area, Mass Creativity brings to the San Diego community an opportunity for kids and families to experience art in unique and creative ways. In a way it's an embodiment of The NCM mission, and a way to share the uniqueness of what The NCM provides to the community and our kids through art and creative play and learning.
My family has attended Mass Creativity ever year since 2013 in some form or fashion. And I think it's safe to say that each year has been better than the previous one, and this year was no different. With art projects and creative play for the kids outside and inside, there was more than enough to keep the kid busy, and happy.
I didn't take as many photos as I had in previous year's, but I think you can clearly see from these photos just how much fun he had creating and playing at Mass Creativity this year.
If you're interested in learning more about The New Children's Museum (NCM), please check them out on:
- The web at: http://www.thinkplaycreate.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenewchildrensmuseum/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newchildrensmuseum
- - Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-new-childrens-museum-san-diego
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thenewcm
The NCM is a non-profit organization and relies on the support and donations of its members and the community. If you're interested in donating or supporting The NCM your can find information on how to do that on their website as well.