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Delaware Children's Museum

550 South Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 654-2340
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Ranked #18 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Children's Museums
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Philadelphia, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Allentown
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Philadelphia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

While I am loathe to give someone a bad write up, we travel a lot and bring our kids to many museums. Having just visited the Franklin Institute in Philly, I have to say, this place paled by comparison. I wouldn't plan on spending more than an hour to and hour and a half there. Our kids are 8 and... More

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This had been one of our favorite Children's Museums before our move, so we were very excited to meet friends here and make a day of it. While by and large it is the same, many things were worn out or missing. The biggest shock was that they no longer are a Blue Star Museum, the second was that they... More

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Came here with my nephews, 4 and 6 at the time, and both had a blast here for several hours. I've seen children's museums that are both much better and much worse with this one about average. But, when I was a kid there was no such place anywhere in the state so I consider this a huge step up.... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I took a 14 yr old, 11 yr old, two 8 yr olds and two nearly-5 yr olds to DCM. This was a repeat visit for all of them (some have been more often than others). We got there just before 11, went for lunch (at Joe's Crab Shack) at about 2 and left at 4. All the kids had... More

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