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Delaware Children's Museum

550 South Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 654-2340
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Ranked #17 of 41 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went to the museum with our 3 yr old and 4 month old. We went during the week, and it was nice. The main attraction at the time was (may still be) the Wizard of Oz. It was a cute place I think for toddler age through second grade aged children (maybe). There are puzzles, blocks, building activites, and... More

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Salem, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I took my 4 ½ year-old son to visit the museum and specifically to check out the Wizard of Oz traveling exhibit. The Wizard of Oz exhibit was uninspiring. Pieces of the exhibit were broken, missing and/or unplugged. As we traveled throughout the rest of the museum I found that 50% of the displays were broken or missing items. A... More

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Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have 5 grandchildren, they all love it. I gave up and just purchased a pass. They can not go enough and never get tired of it!

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My husband, son, and I visited the DCM recently, and were all a little disappointed. While my son was fascinated with the climbing area as you first walk in, so many of the exhibits were broken that he lost interest...and my husband and I wondered what we were paying over $30 for. It seemed that just as our son would... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We have gone here several times now, and my 2 year old (almost 3 now) always loves it. Today, there was a Wizard of Oz exhibit that he really had a lot of fun with. There are many interactive things: It's like a big toybox for kids. They even have a crafts section where he was painting today (had used... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We got the grandparents membership shortly after the museum first opened and DCM was a great place to take our grandson. Since he is in school full time, we now take our grand daughter (3 years) and things seem to be declining. The stratosphere is still a hit, as is the art room, but the last several times we've attended... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our granddaughter wants to go to the Children's Museum every time she visits, which is probably the best review. The Stratosphere, a sort of mountain climbing maze, usually gets two stops. Very STEM oriented. They also do terrific craft projects, and we have occasionally joined one of their science classes - most recently we learned about dyed water changing the... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This children's museum is clean and beautiful, and usually not overwhelmingly crowded, but it doesn't hold my son's interest for very long. It's small, relative to other children's museums we've visited. It's okay if we need something to do for an hour, maybe two. The coolest thing is the climbing structure right in the front. That, he loves.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Delaware Children's Museum is one of my favorite places to take my grandchildren. The entire site is kid oriented and there is never a dull moment. The only drawback is that adults must wear track shoes to keep up with their children running from exhibit to exhibit! A climbing maze greets you as you enter and boy, do the... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is easy to get to from I 95 and free parking. It is not as big as similar places, but a nice size for the younger children. Good activities for school age children as well, but they might expect a bigger place. Good hands on exhibits. Fun. Clean.

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