We're glad you're here! 

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!

Thank You!

We are excited to announce we have reached our $25,000 Endowment Match Challenge Goal. Need and Margaret Barclay graciously established The Children's Museum of Wilmington Endowment Fund several years ago. In 2018, they very generously offered the $25,000 match challenge. "Thoughtful and unwavering donors like Ned and Margaret are the cornerstone of the Museum's financial success, we are so thankful to have them as supporters," states Jim Karl, CMoW Executive Director.  

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who helped make the 10th Annual YachtVenture Fundraiser a success! Together we raised funds virtually through sponsorships, raffle tickets, the silent auction and donations. All proceeds and donations go directly towards giving children in our community a safe, inspiring environment where they can play to learn. We are still taking donations! 

YachtVenture Was A Success!
Check Out Our Newest Exhibit - Wellness Way!

We are so excited to share with you our new exhibit - Wellness Way! Sponsored by Wilmington Health, this exhibit has three main focuses- infant care, anatomy, and wellness. Through role playing with dolls, not only will children learn the basics of infant care, they will improve their social, language, and motor skills as well as learn empathy and responsibility. This exhibit aims to educate children about anatomy and how systems in our body help keep us healthy. Children will also learn how antibodies and white blood cells work together to fight off any germs that may have entered their body with the interactive maze.


Upcoming Adventures

You don't want to miss these upcoming special events:

 Polar Express Day

  • Thank you for your interest in our annual Polar Express Day. Due to COVID-19, we are still in the planning stages on how to safely do a Polar Express Day event. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through our new normal.

2020 Special Events

Oct 24th | Virtual Event: YachtVenture

2021 Special Events

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

February 20th | 8:30-10AM: Character Breakfast

March 20th | 6-10PM: Pizza Putt

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 


      Hours of Operation  

      Monday 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




Encore Best of 2019 

Best Museum Finalist

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CMoW is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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