Dad and kid Boy in Emma's House Sprinkler Kid Museum Facing Schoolbus driver Symphony Class rainbow art Wow Moments Hands-on fun Bouncing the Ball Higher Lotsa Kids Cute Reader Are Snakes Slimy NEW! Baby Play starts in May! Pottery Painting Tea Party

Where Children Play to Learn and Grownups Learn to Play!

We would like to say THANK YOU to our Golf Tournament Sponsors!
We couldn't do it without you!

Eagle Sponsors

      UBS Financial Services - Catlett Tinsley Wealth Consulting Group


Birdie Sponsors 

David & Nickie Ray        Jim & Fran Summerlin       Tom & Mary Brown


Par Sponsors

Bill Paris Photography

Barry & Janet Burkholder            Ronald & Marcia Conway


Hole Sponsors

A.R. Stanley D.D.S.   &   Suzanne P. Triemstra D.D.S.          Bill Paris Photography       

Cape Fear Bonded Warehouse             Carolina Fireplace              David & Alexis Matthews            

Do Good Real Estate              Guaranteed Rate Chris Hutchens            John R. Cralle           

Keller's Inc.           Miller & Company Certified Public Accountants, P.C.           Murray Art and Frame

Nationwide Insurance Harmon W. Mishoe Jr.         Ned & Carol Olds         Party Suppliers and Rentals

Stan & Beverly Roman         The Sawmill        Vance Young  Intracoastal Realty          Wells Insurance


The wait is over, sign up for summer camp today! Click here for Summer Camp Information 

To register, download the Summer Camp Registration Form  and return to one of the following
In person: The front desk at The Children's Museum of Wilmington
Mail: c/o Kathleen King 116 Orange Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Interested in Foreign Language?

Interested in Foreign Language? The Children's Museum of Wilmington is currently offering a French immersion 10 week course. For more information and to register click, French Immersion Registration 

Pottery Painting Tea Party


Announcing New 2015 Membership Benefits: 

Museum Members will now receive HALF OFF admission to our Ocean Isle partners, the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium.  We also offer half off admission to members of these locations at the Children's Museum of Wilmington.  The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  For more information on the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Ingram Planetarium, visit or call (910) 579-1016.

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.

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 weekly 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!

What's Going on Today...


  • $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