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Museum Partners

Collaborating Closely With Our Community

The Children's Museum of Wilmington has built thoughtful partnerships to help further our mission to provide a welcoming and engaging environment that promotes hands-on art, science, and literacy-focused learning for all children and their caregivers.  


Started in 1962, the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) champions children’s museums worldwide. With more than 470 members in 50 states and 16 countries, ACM is the world’s foremost professional society supporting and advocating on behalf of children’s museums, and those who work at and otherwise sustain them. 

Museums for ALl

Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. It is open to participation by any type of museum — including art, history, natural history/anthropology, and general museums, children’s museums, science centers, planetariums, nature centers, historic houses/sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and arboretums.
North Carolina Science Network

Founded as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2000 as the NC Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative, the reimagined NC Science Network unites science museums, children’s museums, nature and wildlife centers, botanic gardens, and other organizations with a common purpose.

North Carolina Science Trail

The basic concept for the North Carolina Science Trail was developed many years ago, but it wasn’t until 2021 that a working group of individuals across North Carolina were brought together to explore the feasibility of an idea that held some real magic. Two years later, the North Carolina Science Trail has 63 inaugural Trail Partners, working together to bring exceptional science education resources to the residents and visitors of our state.

ACM Reciprocal Network

The ACM Reciprocal Network is a voluntary group of ACM member museums open across the U.S. and Canada that reciprocate discounted admission to each other’s members.

200 museums participate in the network and reciprocate 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people. The card holder must be present for discounted admission.

Downtown Business Alliance

The Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and strengthen the downtown community by providing value through advocacy, programs, education, and events allowing all businesses the opportunity to grow and thrive. 


Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is distinguished as the first and longest continually operating chamber of commerce in North Carolina. Our chamber maintains a 154 year legacy of protecting and strengthening the Wilmington business community and helping businesses grow and thrive. We connect over 900 members consisting of businesses large and small, representing more than 40,000 employees in southeastern North Carolina.

north Brunswick Chamber of Commerce

The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce supports and promotes the business community in northern Brunswick County, N.C. Our membership includes businesses currently located in northern Brunswick County, businesses who are seeking to grow or establish a footprint here, non-profit organizations, governmental bodies, and individuals who wish to support our local business community. 

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