The New Children’s Museum has announced the launch of its first stand-alone satellite location in San Diego County, according to a news release. The 2,000-square-foot Art + Play Space will be a smaller version of the museum’s 50,000-square-foot downtown location, featuring a commissioned art installation, a hands-on makerspace and museum store. Located on the upper level of the Del Mar Plaza shopping center along the coast in Del Mar, the new space is slated to open Aug. 20.
“This is one of the most exciting and ambitious projects The New Children’s Museum has embarked upon,” Caroline Perry, chair of the museum’s board of directors, said in the news release. “Opening a satellite location will enable the museum to amplify its efforts to bring art, creativity and play to more children and families throughout San Diego County.”