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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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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great place.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

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 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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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.

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I will give this museum a 12 out of 10 !!!! Our GREAT Grandaughter August, 4 years old with Mimi (64) and Grampy (65) had the most wonderful day at Children's Museum of Wilmington. There are many different rooms, you can be a dentist, doctor, chef or even an astronaut. August liked the dentist the best because her mother is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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