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Children's Museum of Wilmington

116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 254-3534
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Ranked #20 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Type: Children's Museums
Traveler Description: The Children's Museum of Wilmington is meant for children aged 0-10, but it is a place that parents never fail to become caught up in as well.  The... more »
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
67 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Did not strike me as a museum, but more like a sloppy 'play' place for kids. Lay out made no sense and each 'zone' needed a good cleaning. Toys were outdated and 'learning stations' were bland. It's 3 floors of nonsense that most kids lose interest quickly. Mine sure did. Also seems geared to kids maybe 5 and under. Glad... More

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wilmington nc
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well, there is no doubt that this museum is fun for children. Boasting a 3 level historic building with lots of rooms, displays, scientific experiments, an art room, and outdoor garden with activities and a school bus to play in, this is a great way to spend 3 hours with your child and let their imaginations run free. Bring lots... More

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Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We came here because we needed something to do on a rainy day. It was nice but could have used a good steam cleaning The book area and grocery areas were very lacking. The art area was nice, with paints, markers, stamps and crayons. Couple of nice niches in the science area. Nice to go once.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great place to let the kids do what they want. They have all types of special events that the kids love. We go here all the time and if you get the yearly pass it is worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We met my brother and his wife and daughter (3 1/2 years) at the museum while we were on our vacation in N. Myrtle Beach. Our daughter (almost 4 at the time) and my niece really enjoyed the museum. There was a lot to keep them engaged and we were interacting with them to show them how to do some... More

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VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a great time. There was a ton of stuff to do and it was all really fun for the kids and grown ups too. We would return if we are in the area again. Staff was very friendly.

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Floors, toys, exhibits were dusty and dirty, looked as if not cleaned in months. Not really worth the trip even if you'thumderstorm as we were. I am leaving as soon as the rain stops.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Every time we visit the Children's Museum we have a great time, but we also have to hear someone complaining about how expensive it is!! BUY a Membership!!! It pays for itself in 4 visits for a family of 4. We go at least once a month, and we have been going for 3 years. It does not get old... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Suited for kids 5 and under, not much to do and was not a clean place. Confusing to navigate and had very little education value.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is NOT a museum. It is a big play place. If you're looking for a historical- educational place for kids... this is not it. It is simply a play area. Some of the rooms are fun, but it is very difficult to get past the fact that it is dirty! The toys look like they have never been sanitized/... More

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