About Childrens Museum Of Wilmington

The Children's Museum of Wilmington stimulates children's imagination, curiosity and love of learning. Our Museum celebrates the joys of childhood by providing magical and playful experiences for children of all ages and their adult company.

For all visitors to learn amazing things about themselves and the world in which we live through informal, playful, hands-on and child-directed experiences. In our warm and inviting environment, children find ample opportunity to explore and better understand art, science, culture and more through engaging exhibits and weekly programs.

We are located in beautiful, historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina at 116 Orange Street.

The Children's Museum of Wilmington a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends upon donations to continue its mission of providing a safe and fun place where children can actively learn through creative and imaginative play!

Donations and Sponsorship opportunities are available and greatly appreciated! 
Visit: http://www.playwilmington.org/index/page/donations/
Or contact Kellie Furr at kfurr@playwilmington.org to get involved!

Board Members

  • Lindsay Prickett, President
  • Harriett Loweth, President Elect
  • Bill Paris, Vice President
  • Rika Spencer, Treasurer
  • Jim Summerlin, Past President
  • Emily Reiniche, At Large
  • Nicole Ray, Board Attorney
  • Rev. Wayne Johnson
  • Jean Keller
  • Anne Tilghman Reiss
  • Anne Turlington
  • Alexis Wall
  • Helen Wells
  • Anne Williams
  • Rob Zapple


  • Dr. Richard Lawson
  • Executive Director
  • Tiffanie Fipps
  • Assistant Director
  • Mary Ellen Laughnan
  • Director of Art and Early Childhood Education
  • Kathleen King
  • Director of Operations and Guest Services
  • Kellie Furr
  • Marketing Director, Development Manager
  • Sam Williams
  • Campaign and Development Coordinator
  • Sloane Philipp
  • Early Childhood Educator


  • $9.75 per person, tax included
  • Children under 12 months: FREE
  • Military: $8.75, tax included
  • Seniors: $8.75, tax included
  • Members: FREE


  • Labor Day to
    Memorial Day
  • (September - May)
  • Monday: Closed*
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
  • **Monday Exceptions: Dec 22, Dec 29, Jan 19, Mar 30
  • Memorial Day to
    Labor Day
  • (May - September)
  • Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm