Family Mess Fest benefiting: The New Children's Museum

I remember taking Princess D to The New Children’s Museum when it first opened in their new location in Downtown San Diego 6 years ago. She had so much fun playing, building and creating. Since then the Museum has continued to engage kids through contemporary art.

On September 27, families are invited to roll up their sleeves and get messy during the first-ever Family Mess Fest. The Museum has planned activities are designed for guests to get their hands dirty and explore their creativity …

Action Painting: Kids of all ages can collaborate on a giant Mess Fest painting using paint-dipped balls and power! Participants can use canon launchers and other fun paint tools to leave their marks on a giant canvas.

Toe Painting for Tots: An exclusive area will be reserved for children age four and under to use their tiny toes to create unique pieces of art.

Clay “Mud” Pies: Experience slippery, slimy mud pie-making fun! Attendees are encouraged to get their hands dirty as they create clay pies of all shapes and sizes in our outdoor “bakery”.

Mess Master Garage: Transform trash into treasure as you trick out the Museum’s Food Truckin’ trucks with cardboard, Styrofoam and other dumpster finds.

Cookie Chaos: Explore your inner pastry chef as you make a mess decorating cookies with creative and colorful toppings!

There will be other messy surprises along with dinner and complimentary drink tickets for the adults. Funds raised from Family Mess Fest will go toward supporting the Museum’s mission of stimulating creativity and critical thinking in children and families through engaging experiences with contemporary art.

The New Children’s Museum Family Mess Fest

Saturday, September 27, 2014
5pm to 8pm

The New Children’s Museum
200 West Island Avenue
San Diego, California 92101

Members $20/child, $30/adult
General Admission $25/child, $35/adult

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