The New Children’s Museum receives funding from U.S. Bank

The three-year grant will support access to the museum.

Breathing Room New Children's Museum

Relaxing in the sensory-friendly “Breathing Room.”

U.S. Bank is helping young San Diegans experience the arts by awarding a 3-year, $105,000 grant to The New Children’s Museum. This will make trips to the museum more accessible, so financial resources won’t be a barrier to creativity.

With some imaginative uses of the funding, the museum is able to support initiatives like:

  • Scholarship opportunities, so residents from low-income backgrounds can attend summer camp.
  • The Museums 4 All program, which reduces entry fees for families receiving federal assistance.
  • Accessibility Mornings, which offers free entry for children who benefit from sensory-friendly exhibits, like “Breathing Room” by Oceanside-based artist Michelle Montjoy.
  • Discover & Go — a program allowing free museum access to San Diego Public Library card holders.

The New Children’s Museum is located downtown, and continuously adds new exhibits. Recently, it began hosting “Los Trompos” in Museum Park — a free, public art display created by Héctor Esrawe + Ignacio Cadena that leaves visitors spinning. It will be open through January 2023 + features six life-size pieces inspired by tops, woven in traditional Mexican artisan style.

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