The Children's Museum of Wilmington is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in downtown Wilmington, NC. We offer a safe and fun place where children up to age 10 can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. We hope to see you soon!

Super Saver Sundays!

Every Sunday, veterans and active military will be offered free admission and their families are invited to enjoy the Museum at $5 per admission.

First Responder February!

Every day for the month of February, we invite first responders with free admission and their families are invited to enjoy the Museum at $5 per admission.

Join us January 23rd, for the annual North Carolina Science Festival. This year we have chosen to develop all new activities based on technologies that are important to the future (ie water filtration, engineering, micro-mechanics, anatomy). This educational experience gives children the opportunity to participate in age appropriate activities that will help educate them about future technologies that are critical to the future of technological advances, new medical technologies, and environmental engineering. Tickets now available!

NC Science Festival!
Enchanted Character Walk!

The Children's Museum of Wilmington is thrilled to present our 3rd Annual Character Event in the beautiful gazebo gardens of Long Leaf Park.

Join us for a morning of enchantment and with your favorite superheroes, princesses, and storybook characters. Collect autograph cards and photos of your favorite characters, seek and find hidden treasures with the Enchanted Scavenger Hunt, and so much more! Tickets will be available February 1st.


Upcoming Adventures

 NC Science Festival 'The Future of Our Planet'

  • Join us at the Museum on January 23rd, to learn more about the future of our planet and why it is so important to take care of it! Tickets are available now.

Enchanted Character Walk: Long Leaf Park

  • Join us at Long Leaf Park on March 30th for a morning of enchantment and imagination. Dress up and spend time with some of your favorite princes, princesses, and characters! Tickets available on February 1st.

This schedule is subject to change due to the pandemic.
Thank you for understanding.

2021 Special Events

January 23rd | 9:30AM-12:30PM: NC Science Festival

February 20th | 5PM-8PM: Pizza, Pins & Pints

March 20th | 10:30AM-12PM & 12:30AM - 2PM: Character Walk

April 2nd | 9:30AM-12:30PM: Easter Egg Hunt

May 3rd | Fore the Children Golf Tournament

May 15th | 9:30AM-12:30PM: Family Farm Day

June 25th & 26th | 9:30AM-12:30PM: Mud Day

August | Mission Month

September 12th | 1PM-5PM: Community Day

October 9th | 9:30AM-12:30PM: Fall Festival

October 23rd | YachtVenture

Dec 11th & 18th | 9:30AM-12:30PM: Polar Express

Dec 31st | 9:30AM-12:30PM: New Year's Noon

Exciting things are always happening at CMoW!

 Daily Educational Programs Calendar

*daily programs FREE with admission.

Please pre-register as spots are limited. Call 910-254-3534 ext. 106 to reserve your spot.

Address:  116 Orange Street | Wilmington, NC | 28401

Participating member of the North Carolina Science Network Collaborative

Participating member of the Association of Children's Museums Reciprocal Network 

Encore Best of 2019 

Best Museum Finalist

      Hours of Operation

      Tuesday through Saturday

       9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

       Closed 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm for sanitation



      1:00 pm - 5:00 pm





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