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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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1:00 pm - 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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Fun for the entire family!

The Children's Museum has always been a top favorite for my daughter. We haven't been in over a year but when we do visit, we spend at least 2-3 hours and we have SO much fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Children's Museum has always been a top favorite for my daughter. We haven't been in over a year but when we do visit, we spend at least 2-3 hours and we have SO much fun!! (Yes, adults too!) My daughter's favorite was always the kitchen upstairs which is made just like a commercial kitchen and restaurant (I.e., flat grill,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I took my 4 year old grand daughter and she did not stop for 2 hours ! Full of creative and immersion-type activities; one of the most kid oriented places in town. Every inch is hands on !

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's dirty and only modestly maintained. Still costs a premium and I'm not sure what age range they are targeting - much of it is clearly for young children (toddlers). It's also not very big, so all that money you spend getting in doesn't equate to a whole lot of things to do. All that being said, our kids (ages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A great way to spend a rainy day! So much to see and do- great for kids of all ages. They even have an outdoor area.

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Oakland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I take my 2 year old granddaughter here about once a month. If you are going to go here that often you really need to buy the membership. To go just one time, I feel it is expensive. Yes, this place is huge, and has tons of interesting things for little ones to do. We can spend an hour or... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The grandchildren enjoyed it but quickly got bored. The price was high for what was in the museum. Marbles in Raleigh was much better and cheaper. It is okay for a local rinky dink museum, but need to lower the price unless they are going to up-grade.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was not was we expected. We've been to lots of really nice museums, but this wasn't one of them. There were activities to encourage imagination, but many displays seemed run-down and more like a friend's playroom than a museum. On the plus side, the staff were sanitizing the display items, so that was good to see!

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North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We spend $31 foe two minutes of realization of how downhill this museum has gone. Nothing works, filthy and signs every where letting you know things are "sick". It hasn't always been this way, but just not getting taken care of. Very sad!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have two little boys ages 1 and 2. After getting stuck in traffic trying to get to the aquarium we turned around and settled on the children's museum. The charge for 4 adults and our two kids was $35. We spent appx 1 hour walking through the different areas. As others have noted, it was dirty and kind of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Every item is worn, dirty, old, or someone's old junk. The spaceship on the lower level looks like a club at UNCW whipped it together in a rush to head to the beach (the black paint on the ceiling that was never completed illustrates my point). There is a small playhouse here which is obviously a transplant from someone's backyard... More 

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Additional Information about Children's Museum of Wilmington

Address: Address: 116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 254-3534
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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