Thanks for visiting! The Children's Museum of Wilmington or CMoW, as we like to call it, is a non-profit organization located in downtown Wilmington, NC. We offer hands-on interactive programs and exhibits for kids ages 0-10. 

We hope to see you soon!

Help Secure the Future of the Museum!

Ned and Margaret Barclay graciously established The Children's Museum of Wilmington Endowment Fund many years ago. They have recently and very generously offered a $25,000 match challenge. Donate today and your gift will go twice as far! You will help make a difference in the lives of children in the Greater Wilmington area for many years to come.

Polar Express Day is back with two days of fun! On December 7th and the 14th, wear your favorite pajamas and get ready to be whisked away to the North Pole on an epic winter wonderland adventure!

Polar Express Tickets are Sold Out! Reminder: Tickets are Required for Members &
December 7 & 14 | 9AM-12PM
Save the Date for Character Breakfast!
February 22nd | 8:30-10AM

Character Breakfast 2020 promises to be better than ever! Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast. Get autographs from, and photographs taken with, some of your favorite superheroes, princesses, storybook characters and more! Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite character! Tickets go on sale December 1st.

Upcoming Adventures

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

New Year's Noon

 December 31st 9AM - 12PM

  • Toast 2020 with apple juice

  • Make a party crown, streamer sticks & glittery slime

  • The event culminates with an epic confetti toast at Noon in the courtyard!

Big and Small Family Ball

 February 8th 5PM - 8PM

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day as a family!

  • Music, dancing & crafts

  • Photo booth and more!

2019-2020 Special Events

December 7th | 9AM - 12PM: Polar Express Day

December 14th | 9AM - 12PM: Polar Express Day

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

February 8th | 5PM - 8PM: Big and Small Family Ball

February 22nd | 8:30AM - 10AM: Character Breakfast

March 21st | 6PM - 10PM: Pizza Putt

April 10th | 9AM - 12PM: Easter Egg Hunt

April 25th | 9AM - 12PM: NC Science Festival Event

May 4th | 10AM - 5PM: Fore the Children

May 16th | 9AM - 12PM: Family Farm Day

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

June 27th | 9AM - 12PM: Mud Day

September 13th | 1PM - 5PM: Community Day

December 12th | 9AM - 12PM: Polar Express Day

December 19th | 9AM - 12PM Polar Express Day

Exciting things are always happening at CMoW!

 Daily Educational Programs Calendar

*daily programs FREE with admission

Address:  116 Orange Street | Wilmington, NC | 28401

Participating member of the North Carolina Science Network Collaborative

Encore Best of 2019 

Best Museum


(Labor Day to Memorial Day) 

Tuesday-Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM



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

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