Please Support our 2018 Annual Fund

Children visit us day after day and create their own journey through our interactive world of science, math, and art. Toddlers wide-eyed with amazement, preschoolers eager to get busy in Adventures in Art, and families playing, learning, and growing together. If only you could see the joy on all of their faces. This is only possible because of people like YOU.

Imagine The Future of CMoW


With Your Help We Will:

  • Establish a Bone Health and Healing exhibit.

  • Increase our reputation as a strong community resource for STEM and literacy exhibits and programs. 

  • Expand The Science of You exhibit to include additional content focused on the human physiology including circulatory and muscular elements. 

  • Develop a new grocery store exhibit focusing on helping children understand how their decisions involving healthy food choices at the grocery store, hygiene, healthy eating, and nutrition impact their well-being. 

  • Create a new pet exhibit with our sponsor, Pet Supplies Plus, focusing on animal science and care. 

  • Open the Explore Water exhibit to educate visitors on the water cycle and the importance of water reclamation, treatment and reuse. 



How Can YOU Help?

Give today! Donate Now!


Set it and Forget It! Sign-up for our monthly giving program.

Sponsor a family! Give the gift of membership to a local family in need for just $140


Naming Opportunity! Consider having an exhibit named in honor or memory of a loved one.

Leave a legacy with a planned gift.




Our supporters have helped us build a better Museum for children in the Cape Fear Region. Thanks to YOU, during 2018 we:


  • Launched The Science of You exhibit featuring a human body skeletal exhibit and a room-scale virtual reality system.


  • Secured two new exhibit sponsorships: the nCino Virtual Reality Experience and Dimock, Weinburg & Cherry's Toothasaurus exhibit. 

  • Developed and launched a new educational program called "Body Blitz."

  • Received key grants to help drive the Museum forward from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, NC Delta Dental Foundation, Suzanne and George Taylor Foundation, Rotary International and Residents of Old Wilmington.

  • Provided "Leading to Reading," a pre-literacy education to 540 underserved Pre-K children.

  • Continued our Bright Minds program which offers hands-on STEM activities to first-graders in Title 1 schools located in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. 

  • Gave 24% of all admissions at free or reduced cost to serve economically disadvantaged families, military families, and seniors. 

  • Served 10 families through the Triple P Positive Parenting Program - an evidence-based parenting and family support system designed to treat behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. 

  • Offered educational weekly programs, monthly events, summer camps, field trips, art and science outreach programs for children Pre-K to 5th grade.

  • Partnered with UNCW to provide 5 internships for many fields of study. 


Participating member of the North Carolina Science Network Collaborative

Encore Best of 2019 

Best Museum


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