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The Children's Museum of Wilmington is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 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!

Fore the Children 2020!

Please join us on September 28th for the 9th Annual Fore The Children Golf Tournament benefiting The Children's Museum of Wilmington. Our tournament offers a day of upscale golfing at Cape Fear Country Club, a boxed lunch, prizes for top finishers and a silent auction. Due to COVID-19, we will implement safe, social distancing practices throughout the event which will include one person per cart and tee times versus a shotgun start.  

Please support our 10th Annual YachtVenture through our silent auction and raffle! Win a dream getaway to Kiawah Island. One lucky winner will receive a $3,000 gift card to build their dream getaway to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort! Raffle tickets are $100. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Browse our fantastic silent auction items including an escape to an exclusive barrier island, a YETI filled to the brim with libations and a backyard oyster roast!

We Need Your Virtual Support for YachtVenture!
Coming Soon - Wellness Way!

We are so excited to share with you a preview of 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:

Fall Festival

  • Details coming soon!

Polar Express Day

  • Details coming soon!

2020 Special Events

September 28th | 8AM - 5PM: Fore the Children

Oct 10th | 9AM-12PM: Fall Festival

Oct 24th | 4PM-8PM: YachtVenture

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

Dec 19th | 9AM-12PM: Polar Express Day

Dec 31st | 9AM-12PM: New Year's Noon

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

      Hours of Operation  

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

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


      Members Only

       Thursday, September 10th

       Friday, September 11

       Tuesday, September 15th through

       Saturday, September 19th   


      Open to General Public

       Tuesday, September 22nd through

       Saturday, September 26th



      Saturday, September 12th

       Sunday, September 13th

       Monday, September 14th

       Sunday, September 20th

       Monday, September 21st

       Sunday, September 27th

       Monday, September 28th



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

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