Wilmington's Hidden Gem Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Community

The Children's Museum of Wilmington marks 20 years of service to area children by offering free admission to everyone October 10th.

Wilmington, NC - On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Children's Museum of Wilmington (CMoW) will hostits first ever Community Day to mark 20 years of incredible service here in Wilmington. The doors open at 9 AM, and admission will be free so everyone can come and celebrate this momentous day with us.

In addition to the free Community Day, the museum will offer discounted admission for the entire week. Bags of goodies will be handed out and guests have the chance to enter to win special event tickets. Community week reaches its finale with the 7th Annual YachtVenture Gala Fundraiser on October 14. Find more details about that event at www.yachtventure.org.

"It's a small gesture in thanking the community for 20 years of caring support and generosity," said Jim Karl, the Executive Director of The Children's Museum. "We hope to continue to be a key asset in our community for another 20 years to come."

The mission of CMoW is to educate and inspire imaginative independent thinking through hands-on science, math, and art. The Museum boasts four floors and an expansive 17,000 square feet of exhibit space. Comprised of three historic buildings, the unique layout of CMoW offers ample room to explore and play. We have changed a lot in these past 20 years and more changes are to come as we work to improve our special events as well as add exhibits. In the coming months we will add an air harp and a virtual reality area to our exhibit space.

Heather Eliason, Marketing Coordinator for the Museum, described her hopes for the event in more detail: "It's all about community and the children we serve. One of the first documents I ever came across at the Museum had "for the community, for the children" written on it and it has resonated with me ever since," she said. "I hope this event welcomes familiar faces, as well as, many new ones. I especially hope those who wouldn't normally have the means to access the museum are able to enjoy it."

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