The Children’s Museum of Wilmington to Host 3rd Annual Community Day

DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC - The Children’s Museum of Wilmington (CMoW) is thrilled to host its 3rd Annual Community Day, sponsored by Waffle House on Sunday, September 8th, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission to Community Day is being generously underwritten by Waffle House. Attendees will also be able to meet Sharky from the Wilmington Sharks, have their face painted, enjoy balloon making with Mr. Twister, savor delicious refreshments from Tropical Smoothie Café, shoot hoops with members of the UNCW Women's Basketball team, explore emergency vehicles, visit with Coastie the Tugboat from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and win tickets to our upcoming Kooky Spooky event. Additional Community Day participants include Black’s Tire & Auto Service, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Pet Supplies Plus, Planet Fitness, Wilmington Health, Yelp and local author Travis Corpening.

"Community Day is our opportunity to give back to a community that so graciously supports us throughout the year,” said CMoW Executive Director Jim Karl. “We look forward to having many of our long-time friends, and hopefully some new faces, join us for an afternoon of learning through play.”

“The Children's Museum of Wilmington is incredibly grateful to the entire Wilmington area for supporting us for over 20 years. The Museum is clearly playing a very important role in this community by providing children a safe environment where they are learning through play,” said CMoW Director of Development Heather Sellgren. “We are very appreciative to all of the community businesses and organizations who are partnering with us to make Community Day a fun event for all!”

The Museum is partnering with local organizations to make this as big of a success as it was in 2018. Last year, CMoW welcomed more than 600 guests in a single day which was the record number of patrons at the Museum. To learn more, please visit

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 of 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