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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 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
Wilmington, North Carolina
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English first
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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 

Thank Jessica S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 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
Gardner, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Vicky R
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank kps6271
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 !

Thank PJ N
Durham, North Carolina
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109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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