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Delaware Children's Museum

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Address: 550 South Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone Number: (302) 654-2340
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Educational, Fun

My son LOVES this museum. It has a giant rope climbing apparatus in the front entrance that goes up to the 2nd floor, and kids can play for quite a while in this area. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2014
Jessie H
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really liked the DCM! my sister and I took our kids; a 5yo, 2yo, and 5mo. There was so many activities! We spent a great deal of time in each exhibit exploring and learning. The 2yo (boy) loved all of the slides; the 5yo especially loved the pirate story time and treasure hunt. She also liked the speedway that... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I don't know why people gave it a bad review. My 5 year old loved this place. I have been to a few children's museums around the country. Though, this one seems a little older, it still has a lot to do and she had fun. And that is all that matters!

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went on Saturday May 9th and arrived around 10:30am. I love that they have free parking there. The price was about $9 per person which I thought was totally reasonable for what they had there. I've been to many children's museums and this was the least crowded one i've been to. Very happy that they had free parking. There was... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My son enjoys coming here and playing in the different exhibits (especially the water table), but I am less than impressed. It's a good place to get out of the sun in the summer or cold in the winter, and there is enough to occupy the kids for an hour or two; however, there is just so much unfulfilled potential... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The children's museum is best when they have activities Going on such as the nutcracker performance, ice skating, or when they had the summer blast and had a "block party" outside. They also have giant blocks and my son and I always make the best fort!

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Milton, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We figured we would bring our 3 year old here. It was a waste of our time and money. We paid 27.00 dollars for him to play with the same truck that we have at our house. There really isn't much for kids to do under 5.

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Felton, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have been coming here for a few years now. Although daughter is older she still likes the art room and the climbing structure. This museum is smaller than say Baltimore or Philly but is quite entertaining. No food available other than a few snacks/water/juices. There are several restaurants nearby.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went on Thanksgiving weekend and were surprised that the museum wasn't very busy, by the time we left, we realized why... Many of the exhibits were broken or in disrepair, efen the basic ones. We actually went because I read there is a new touch aquarium. Either this needs to be re-named or replaced. It's about a 10' x... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have visited this museum several times with my children. There is always something that catches their attention though our visits are shorter each time since they have already experienced most of the attractions and they are older now. I definitely recommend more for the younger kids though there are some attractions that teach school age lessons such as banking... More 

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My son LOVES this museum. It has a giant rope climbing apparatus in the front entrance that goes up to the 2nd floor, and kids can play for quite a while in this area. There are steps for parents to climb to retrieve thier children who make it to the top. The exibits are cute, and perfect for preschool to... More 

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