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Click here to easily get directions from your location to CMoW! Our address is 116 Orange St. Wilmington, NC 28401
The Museum itself does not have its own parking lot. There are, however, several parking options.
  • Along Orange Street, along the sidewalk directly in front of the Museum, there is free parking for two hours. First come, first serve!
  • There is meter parking in front of the Museum along Orange Street. These meters accept credit cards as well as quarters, dimes, and nickels or you can use the app
  • The Hannah Block USO paid parking lot is located across the street from the Museum.

  • The Second Street paid parking lot is 1.5 blocks from the Museum.

  • The closest parking deck to the Museum is located on Market Street between 2nd and Front St. The first 90 minutes are free. The free blue trolley can pick you up and drop you off in front of the Museum. 

  • There is also free parking on several streets in the downtown area. Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.

  • The Children's Museum is accessible from most downtown bus stops. The closest bus stop is only 800 ft. away from the Wave Transit bus stop and the Port City Trolley downtown on the corner of Front St. and Ann St. Head north on Front St. and take a right onto Orange St. to get to the Museum.
  • Click here to download the free downtown Trolley schedule.

access from the bus stop


Accessible parking

The nearest marked accessible parking spaces for patrons with a valid accessible parking license plate or hanging tag are in the Hannah Block USO paid parking lot at 118 S. 2nd St. Spaces are priced at $1.00 per hour for the first five hours and $8.00 for 24 hours. Patrons with valid accessible parking license plates or hanging tags may also park for free at any on-street metered space for an unlimited time. Residential restricted permitted streets are excluded.

We have an accessible entrance on 2nd St. Beside the Museum on 2nd Street there is one hour free parking spaces alongside the street. Buzz the doorbell for assistance and give us a call if you need a wheelchair or further assistance.

Our staff at The Children’s Museum of Wilmington believe in the power of every child learning through play. That is why we strive to accommodate the needs of all guests by providing financial, physical, emotional, and intellectual access in a welcoming and safe environment. We are continually learning and collaborating with local communities who support us in this mission. For accommodations, questions, or comments, please contact us at 910-254-3534 ext. 106! Learn more about our accessibly here.

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