Young Scientist Mud Pool Girls and Science Lotsa Kids Cute Reader Are Snakes Slimy Governor Hunt and Rick Glitter!

Come Play With Us!

In observance of Easter, the Children's Museum will be closed Sunday, April 20, 2014.

The Summer Camp schedule is HERE! Download the registration form and bring it, filled out, to the Museum today!

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. The Museum serves children ages 1-10 and their adult company.

Our goal is 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 daily programs.

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

The Children's Museum of Wilmington depends upon donations to continue its mission of providing hands-on activities where children actively learn through creative play.
The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and you can help!

Board Members

  • Rob Zapple
  • Gordon Coleman
  • Jean Keller
  • Lindsay Prickett
  • Chris Jones
  • Nicole Ray, Past President
  • Emily Reiniche, President
  • Jim Summerlin, Vice President
  • Hill Rogers
  • Chris Chleborowicz
  • Henry Hawthorne
  • Jim Hundley, Jr.
  • Harriett Loweth, Secretary
  • Chris Riley
  • Rika Spencer
  • Helen Wells, Treasurer


  • Paris Land
  • Science Educator
  • Mary Ellen Laughnan
  • Director of Art and Early Childhood Education
  • Tiffanie Fipps
  • Assistant Director
  • Anne Turlington
  • Interim Art & Early Childhood Education Educator
  • Kathleen King
  • Operations and Front Desk Manager
  • Richard Lawson
  • Richard Lawson
  • Executive Director


  • $9 per person
  • Children under 12 months: FREE
  • Military: $8 each
  • Seniors: $8 each
  • Members: FREE


  • Monday: 9am - 5pm
  • (No Field Trips)
  • Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • (Friday 9-10: Toddlers only)
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
  • holiday closings
  • Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day