Welcome to The Children's Museum of Wilmington!

Welcome to The Children's Museum of Wilmington, a downtown destination dedicated to helping children learn while they play. Everything we do at CMoW is for the children! We offer hands-on interactive programs and exhibits for kids ages 0-10.
Here's a sample of what you can do!

Size: 17,000 square-feet

Eye Catcher: Ahoy Wilmington! features a pirate ship where kids can pretend to steer the ship and swab the deck.

Permanent Mainstay: The Dimock, Weinburg & Cherry Toothasaurus Dental Exhibit keeps kids up-to-date on dental health as they explore a child-friendly dental office.

Don't Miss: The Publix and Publix Charities Community Market where kids can role-play as customers or staff.

Hidden Gem: In the Forest Friends Toddler Treehouse, kids four-and-under can host a tea party, slither down slides, and even ride an elephant.

Pro Tip: While the Museum doesn't have a snack bar, patrons are welcome to bring food and eat in designated areas. We are also just steps away from local, family-friendly restaurants.

New: Explore the ocean or paint in 3D with the nCino Virtual Reality Experience. Kids can also immerse themselves in all things animal at the Pet Supplies Plus Animal Alley exhibit.

Participating member of the North Carolina Science Network Collaborative

Encore Best of 2019 

Best Museum Finalist


(Labor Day to Memorial Day) 

Tuesday-Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM



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CMoW is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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