San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Presents
Fall Family Fundraiser
Sunday, November 6th
Tickets can be purchased at the door and allow access to all of Hands-On Exhibits in the Museum.
- Kids 12 and Under are FREE!
- Adult Members- $5
- Adult Non-Members- $10
- Tickets for extra activities- $1 each
- Complimentary Admission Passes are not valid for this special event.
Visitor parking is located at the California Center for the Arts parking lot with entrances off Woodward Ave. You can also park on any surrounding neighborhood street parking.
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum parking lot will be closed for the event. However, there are 4 handicap accessible parking spots onsite. Please show your handicap placard to the parking attendant at the driveway to allow access.
Please do not park in George Burger parking lot or in alleyway behind the Museum.
Please use the designated crosswalk to cross North Broadway.
Stroller parking will be available onsite.
Included with Admission
Located in the parking lot, come visit the Petting Zoo provided by Nettie’s Party Pals to meet some miniature goats, a baby lamb, a miniature pig, fluffy rabbits, exotic looking chickens, and full size and miniature ducks! You must show your entrance stamp you received at Check-In to enter the Petting Zoo.
Visit with EcoVivarium, SD Humane Society, Escondido Feed & Pet Supply, Zovargo, and Butterfly Farms to learn about animals and meet some little critters in the north parking lot.
There will be live music on the Outdoor Stage in the Children’s Discovery Garden throughout the day!
Join us for an educational workshop provided by one of our community partners in the Indoor Classroom. *Workshop space is first come, first served. Arrive early to secure your spot.
Discover the plants and produce growing in the Children’s Discovery Garden Edible Garden and take part in special workshops throughout the day.
- 10: 00am Garden Exploration by SDCDM
- 11:00am Tower Garden Workshop with produce tasting by Vertical Tower Gardens
- 3:00pm Garden Exploration by SDCDM
Chicken Meet & Greet
Come meet our Museum chickens: Henrietta, Babs, and Peck in our new Chicken Coop generously donated by Escondido Feed Pet & Supply! Pet, feed, and learn about how to take care of chickens at 11:30am and 2:30pm.
SDCDM Mobile Children’s Museum
Visit SDCDM’s Mobile Children’s Museum in the front parking lot of the Museum. Mobile Exhibits featured include: Ball Wall, Wind Tunnel, Water Table, Imagination Playground, and Rigamajig!
Photo Booth Contest
Stop by the Digital Photo Booth located in the Native Calfornia area of the Children’s Discovery Garden and take a fun fall photo with animal and fall themed props. All the photos will be uploaded to our Facebook page and the photo with the most “likes” will win a Free SDCDM Birthday Party ($450 value)! Make sure to tag yourself in the photo to be entered and to spread the word to your family and friends to “like” your photo!
Be sure to use #SDCDMFFF all day!
Stop by the north end of the parking lot to say hi to some of our Fall Family Fundraiser Sponsors. They will have information about their products, discounts, and interactive activities for the kids.
- Happy Family
- Health Net
- Disney Promotions
- Solar City
- Renewal by Anderson
- Kidz Care Dental
- Usborne Books
- New York Life Insurance
It’s bubbles galore in the Welcome Garden! Make bubbles of all shapes and sizes and participate in Bubble Art. (1) Ticket per person. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be purchased at the Check-In inside the Museum, at the Information Booth in the Parking Lot, or at the Ticket Sales booth in the Children's Discovery Garden.
- Bounce House: (5) Tickets * For children 5 and under only. 10 minute time limit.
- Stomp Rocket Target Shoot: (1) Ticket
- Duck Races: (1) Ticket
- Pumpkin Bowling: (1) Ticket
- Apple Grabber: (1) Ticket
- Ping Pong Ball Toss: (1) Ticket
Outdoor Art Studio
Make a special Corn Husk Doll in the Outdoor Art Studio for (2) Tickets.
Beer & Wine Bar for Adults
Opening at 11:00am, adults can purchase beer or wine from the Bar in the Children’s Discovery Garden for (5) Tickets. Beer generously donated by Stone Brewing.
*All alcohol must be kept in the Children’s Discovery Garden only and cannot be carried inside the Museum or into the parking lot. All drinkers must be 21 & over and must show valid ID and wear wristband at all times.
Make sure to stop by the Face painting booth in the Outdoor Classroom to get your face painted! It is (5) Tickets for cheek and (10) Tickets for full face.
Food Trucks & Eating Area
From 11:00am to 3:00pm the Organic Food Truck, Grater Grilled Cheese Food Truck, and Rita's Italian Ice will be onsite selling delicious food. Have a seat and enjoy in our eating area in the parking lot.
Purchase an opportunity drawing ticket throughout the day to be entered to win great prizes! Over 10 winners will be chosen throughout the day and their name will be written on the Opportunity Drawing Board in the front parking lot at the Information Booth. You do not need to be present to win. We will contact you via email to collect your prize.
Prizes include product samples from Happy Family, gift set from Babyganics, one-month dance class from Center Stage Productions, and much more! Prizes include product samples from Happy Family, gift set from Babyganics, one-month dance class from Center Stage Productions, and much more!
Thank you to our Sponsors
Become a Sponsor or Vendor
Calling all Community Partners! We hope that you will consider supporting our Fall Family Fundraiser event through sponsorship or donating in-kind services.
We offer wonderful benefits built into our sponsorships such as complimentary event tickets, Museum family memberships, print and media exposure, recognition at the event, and onsite branding. We will also provide you with a letter recognizing your charitable donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.