Advance tickets are encouraged for all visitors —including members. Your family's health and safety are our top priority. In collaboration with New Hanover County School Board, the advisory council of physicians, and public health officials, we have implemented policies and procedures to ensure a safe visit for your family. Learn more about our procedures.


Adults/Children:  $9.75

Military: $8.75

Seniors: $8.75

 Children under 12 months:  Free

Museums For All: $3

Weekday Member Admission

All Members: Free (Mon. - Fri.) 

Weekend Member Admission:

ACM/Anytime/Adventurer/Explorer Members: Free

Weekday/Navigator Members: $5


Military discount is applicable to each veteran or active military personnel with military identification. It will prompt you to select the option for regular tickets, senior tickets or military tickets option at check out.

Do you have a membership at another children's museum? ACM members can buy tickets in person at half price. Present proof of membership at the front desk upon arrival. Check here to see if you qualify for our ACM discount.

If you are purchasing Museums For All discount tickets with a SNAP or EBT card, you can purchase your tickets in person for $3 upon arrival. 

If you have a library pass, guest pass, or valid coupon, you are able to present the pass during check-in at our Front Desk during operating hours on non-event days. Coupons that expired during our closure were extended six months from the expiration date. Give us a call if you have any additional questions about discounted admission. 


Winter HOURS 


Labor Day- Memorial Day

Memorial Day-Labor Day


Tuesday through Saturday

9 AM - 5 PM 
1:00 pm -5:00 pm

Monday through Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM 
1:00 pm -5:00 pm