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Where Children Play to Learn and Grownups Learn to Play!

 WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS: September 14, 2015 - May 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Food Drive November 24 & 25!

Bring in a canned food item and receive $1 OFF ADMISSION!
(up to 4 items per family)

All items will be donated to the Wilmington Branch Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
The Wilmington Branch serves 4 counties in southeastern North Carolina including Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender. In these counties, more than 73,790 people live in food insecure households, almost a third of whom are children

Work Out for Charity with Wilmington Performance Lab

Wilmington Performance Lab offers FREE workouts on Saturdays at 9:00 am. The workout is FREE, donations to benefit the Children’s Museum of Wilmington are appreciated. Come and make new friends, burn calories, feel better, and give back to your community! 


Work Out for Charity Dates:
December 5, 2015
December 12, 2015
December 19, 2015

CMoW Partners with Memories of a Child!

We are thrilled to announce that the we have partnered with Memories of a Child to bring more discounts and incentives to you! Below is our current promotion, check back for more offers!

Show us your Memories of a Child receipt and receive 10% OFF admission
Bring your CMoW receipt to Memories of a Child and receive 10% OFF your purchase

* * Must be redeemed within a week of the date listed on the receipt * *

Upcoming Events


December 1, 2015
We would love for you all to choose us on #GivingTuesday ♥ 
Donate to CMoW to donate!
Visit for more info


December 15, 2015  -  December 18, 2015
Each Day at 
11:30 am
Children's Museum of Wilmington
Free with admission or membership
Fingerprint Christmas, Cinnamon Ornaments, Candy Cottages, Reindeer Food


December 19, 2015 
9 am - 12 pm
Children's Museum of Wilmington
Free with admission or membership - TRAIN RIDES INCLUDED!


December 31, 2015  &  January 1, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children's Museum of Wilmington
Free with admission or membership
Don't forget about our MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL!

NEW Spanish Program: Bienvenidos Amigos 

Bienvenidos Amigos! Fridays @ 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm 
Free with admission or membership (Ideal for ages 4 and up) – No registration necessary. This is a fun opportunity for children to learn basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary, while also having hands on activities, such as science experiments, interactive storytelling, and crafts! 

Meet Our UNCW Spanish Educator Ashleigh! 
¡Hola! My name is Ashleigh Kimble, I am a Spanish Intern from UNCW! I've been studying Spanish for nine years, and I am so excited to teach this beautiful language to the younger members of our community. I love arts and crafts, science experiments, and telling stories, so I've incorporated all of these into the Bienvenidos Amigos Program that I lead on Fridays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. I cannot wait to share my love of the Spanish language and culture with everyone, I hope to see you there!

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.


  • $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