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Children's Museum of Wilmington

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Address: 116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 254-3534
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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great for active kids

One of my kids favorite places when they were little. Lots of fun stations and plenty of ways for the adults to have fun playing with their kidd or grand kids. My kids liked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Surf City, North Carolina
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272 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seems set up for much younger children and they do enjoy. For our kiddo 11 would for sure be too old to have fun. Good place for parents to sit and watch and let them have a good time. Be sure to sign up for mailing list if you are new to the area and have a younger crew-... More 

Thank wecacnna
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222 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

One of my kids favorite places when they were little. Lots of fun stations and plenty of ways for the adults to have fun playing with their kidd or grand kids. My kids liked the Lego section and the pirate ship

Thank lab12345
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

As a Nanny and babysitter for two families, This is the place to go . Not living in Wilmington, our schedules don't always allow me to take them as much as they would like, but when it permits, It's time to let our hair down cause even I have fun in this place. They ask for it over and over... More 

Thank tricia R
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum is just ok. It is very dated and tired looking on most of the attractions. It could really do with a full update. They charge a lot for entry considering the quality. We don't go there instead we drive to Raleigh and take the kids to the Marbles Museum - its massive, modern and wonderful. Something the children... More 

Thank RuckinBrit .
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Parents, as well! A great interactive place to spend time with the young ones or your grandchildren. A grocery store with items they can "check out" themselves, a laboratory with labcoats and microscopes, a pirate ship to walk on, an archeological "dig" are some of the attractions inside. There is usually a coupon in the Attractions booklet, too, if you... More 

Thank Barbara L
Wilmington, NC
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Took my nephew here this summer and we had a wonderful time. He can't wait to go back! He said that this was his favorite thing we did all week! His favorite thing was doing the newscast, but I think he enjoyed the whole entire thing. If you are going make sure to give yourself plenty of time for your... More 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We are in love with Wilmington's Children's museum! We spend 2-3 days here each year while on vacation. They have daily learning activities for the kids. This year my daughter learned how to make slime while being taught scientific properties of liquids and solids. Excellent permanent exhibits (grocery store, dentist, science lab) and lovely new exhibits each year. We really... More 

Thank juliehauck
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Perfect for sunny or rainy days! The kids had a blast and there was so much for them to look at and do! This is one of the best children's museums I have ever been to!

Thank kpunkin96
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We took our 4 year old and 6 year old and they really enjoyed it, once we got past the "ocean" part. They really enjoyed the art room and the diner upstairs. The building was interesting in that it was an old church. It did seem a little run down and some of the displays and toys were obviously hand... More 

Thank Jessica S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great places for the kids to have fun and learn. Highly recommend. It's the kind of place they can run around while you sit and rest a while.

Thank campingdan

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