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! If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please call (910) 254-3534. 

Polar Express Tickets are Sold Out! Reminder: Tickets are Required for Members &
December 7 & 14 | 9AM-12PM
You're Invited to a FREE Financial Well-Being Seminar at CMoW!
October 26th | 10AM-11:30AM

Financial Planner and Investment Banker Matthew Weissman, CFP, will provide attendees with the knowledge and insight to make informed decisions about their finances. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Heather Sellgren at (910) 254-3534 x103.

Upcoming Adventures

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

Kooky Spooky

 October 19th 9AM - 12PM

  • Experience the magic of Halloween with us!

  • Goodies, games and crafts throughout the Museum

  • Kids and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes 

Fall Festival

 November 2nd 9AM - 12PM

  • Enjoy Mayflower Munch Mix

  • Face painting

  • Spice painting in our Art Room

  • And more! 

2019-2020 Special Events

October 12th | 5PM - 9PM: YachtVenture (21+)

October 19th | 9AM - 12PM: Kooky Spooky

November 2nd | 9AM - 12PM: Fall Festival

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

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

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

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

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


(Labor Day to Memorial Day) 

Tuesday-Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM


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

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