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New Pet Exhibit to Open at Children's Museum on January 26th

DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is excited to announce its newest exhibit Animal Alley, immersing children and their families into the world of pets. The community is invited to join the Museum in celebrating the Grand Opening on January 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus, the exhibit offers the opportunity to learn about animals and proper pet care.

The event will feature pet-themed activities and a chance to interact with live animals in the courtyard. For a $10 donation to the Museum, the first 30 children can even get their stuffed animal micro chipped! Three local rescues will also be in attendance including All 4 Cats, Fresh Start Rescue and Anchor Your Heart Rescue. Regular Museum admission pricing applies for this event. (No personal pets are permitted at the event.)

Museum guests were encouraged to help name the exhibit. The winning submission – Animal Alley - was entered by Sophia Robinson. The official Museum Dalmatian was named Porter in honor of the Port City of Wilmington.

"We are very thankful, and excited, for the opportunity to partner with Pet Supplies Plus to provide a new exhibit at the Museum," said Jim Karl, Executive Director for The Children's Museum of Wilmington. "We look forward to providing the community a positive and interactive pet care learning environment."

About Pet Supplies Plus: Since the first store opened in Redford, MI in 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has grown to more than 430 franchised and corporate Pet Centers located in 33 states across the country. With more than 25 years of successful retail franchise experience, Pet Supplies Plus was ranked number 49 in Entrepreneur Magazine's top Franchise 500 and number one for the pet industry. For more information, please visit

Image Credit: Well Pet Coach

About The Children’s Museum of Wilmington: The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a safe and fun place where children can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. Comprised of three historic downtown Wilmington properties, the Museum offers 17,000 square feet and four floors of hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-10. Additionally, the Museum offers daily programs, grant funded community outreach, and special monthly events. For more information on everything the Museum has to offer, please visit

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