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Delaware Children's Museum

Address: 550 South Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone Number: (302) 654-2340
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Ranked #18 of 63 things to do in Wilmington
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Children's museums, Museums
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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Felton, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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Philadelphia, PA
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I am writing this late, only after visiting and reviewing another children's attraction recently which I found to be exactly the opposite experience. We visited DCM as part of a birthday party, and although the organized party itself was quite chaotic, the idea and activities provided were excellent. My first disappointment in the main museum though was that I specifically... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My kids love going there. We going pretty often. Its a great hands on museum, that you can feel safe with the kids running around in each room. They love it every time.. Ages 7 and 9..

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Newtown Square, PA
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We take our 3 year old grandson to various museums and other spots that a child of his age would enjoy. This was our first time at this museum. It is smaller than its regional competition and actually simpler in its offerings. While our grandson seemed to enjoy it, we did not compare it as worthy as the others within... More 

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Bronx, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum is certainly children friendly, but the exhibits never change. It's a bit pricey to go back more than once to do all the same things over and over again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed. The current reviews were very good 4.5 starts out of 5 and there were many good comments online about this place. So we made the 2 hour trip so the kids could have one last fun event prior to starting school. First the general area is a little scary. Buildings with bars on them and people are not... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited on a Sunday morning with a 3 yr old and 18 month old. They had a good time running around and playing. They especially enjoyed the room with the trains to play in. The water table was also a hit. Price is probably a little high.

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