Delaware Children's Museum
Delaware Children's Museum
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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4.0 of 5 bubbles192 reviews
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DocChesapeake
Suffolk, VA318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
If you live nearby and have children between the ages of three and ten, buy yourself a family membership. There are SO many varied activities to do here that your kids will want to come back to experience whatever they missed on their first visit. Especially inviting was the two-story, three dimensional “maze” in the center of the exhibit hall that can keep kids amused in play in for hours.
Written November 16, 2022
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Erin F
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The was by far one of the coolest children’s museums we have been to. We have three kids ranging from 2 -7 and they all found something to peak their interest. Not to mention that the staff was amazing and the manager/Director was very involved and on top of everything.
Written March 13, 2024
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Erin F
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We came here from Texas to visit family. We have a child with ASD so when our relatives were busy the first morning we ventured out and found this gem. We loved it. It is big and there is so much to do and most of it is so sensory friendly. The manager Jen helped us when our older daughter got disoriented and brought her right back to us. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. We will make this a must destination in the future when we visit.
Written July 19, 2023
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kwylee
Bear, DE3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great small museum. It's geared towards younger children (ages 2-8 would be my recommendation), but it does have things that would interest older kids. My son loves the "Studio D" which has a different art project every week. The "globe" that the kids can climb in is always a hit! There is a nature area, a money area, a construction area, and a health area. Lots of interesting exhibits. Takes 2-3 hours to go through the whole museum -- we bought a membership, so we just do a couple of exhibits each time we go. There is no concession stand or vending machines (yet), so bring food and drink for the kids. They have multiple, large family bathrooms (all with changing tables), which makes it easy to take all of the kids to the bathroom simultaneously. It's kind of expensive if you're only going to visit once; I would recommend buying the membership if you live close by. If you're visiting from another area and have a membership to a children's museum, they have reciprocity with many other children's museums.
Written November 3, 2010
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Ambdl2010
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013
I bought a membership so we could do things as a family no matter what, but every time we go things are broken or not working . My son who is 8 is bored after only one hour and the flooring exhibits take so long to change that we have stopped going. It wasn't worth the $$ we spent even tho it's dirt cheap it shows because they don't keep up on repairs
Written July 4, 2013
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ssilvertexas
Pennsville, NJ59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013
Love the $2.00 night. Not that crowded and a great price to experience the place. Wonderful craft opportunities, science learning sessions and climbing available. My son is 5 and he really enjoyed his time there. The people who work there are wonderful as well.
Written March 16, 2013
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martini-mimi
Avondale, PA123 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
A few exhibits are OK for older kids, but the target age seems off to us and the physical set up of much of the museum resembled a child's preschool. Our granddaughters (ages 6.5 and almost 5) did not seem enthralled with much other than the climbing, the gravity scooters and the water area where there was a teenaged guide who showed them a few things in the fish tank and let them hold a starfish. The kitchen, play store and pirate alley really were attractive makebelieve areas for younger kids. The number of strollers, baby carriages and toddlers, I do believe are an indicator this place is most attractive to kids on the younger side than geared for older elementary school set. The guide at the desk told me the target age was 3 or 4 to 10 or 11. That age span automatically is telling ...if it appeals to a preschool age visitor...then this is not a great place for older kids. Ours were OK for the hour plus we were there...but there are better attractions in the area for elementary age kids who want to spend the afternoon playing and learning. This is a great place for younger children, and we are not being critical of what is there. Just don't expect older visitors to be enthralled or entertained for too long. The toddlers and two year olds were present in much greater numbers...and we're having a great time.
Written June 27, 2017
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Sussex Duffer
Millsboro, DE58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Not sure where to start but this place needs some help. I first visited the museum (misnomer because the place is a play land not a museum) a few years back and found it to be a great place to take the grandchildren on a winter afternoon. They loved it and I found it to be well done, clean and well managed. My most recent visit found the facility run down, dirty and apparently not well managed. Many of the "exhibits" were broken and looked like they were that way for awhile. The staff is young and are just there to make sure that the kids do not destroy the place.

They used to have a small climbing wall which was replaced with a large advertisement for a development league basketball team. There are two lower rims where older children bomb what they believe are 3-pointers onto the smaller children trying desperately to toss on through the hoops. Stupid idea.

Lastly, I observed the entry process. Not sure who is watching who paid and who did not. You could easily walk in and no one know if you paid or not.

The kids had fun and did not notice anything adverse. They just moved to the next broken exhibit to the next one. I just got tired explaining why things did not work to my six year old granddaughter.

My plea is to whomever manages this place. Great thought that has now become neglected and on its way to becoming a blemish on the developing Wilmington waterfront.

Fix it.
Written February 5, 2017
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Rob CC
Dallas, TX14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
My boys (3 and 5 years old) had a fun day in the museum and did not want to leave. Are there larger kids museums out there we have been too - yes. But for the cost and ease of getting there, I give the museum a strong review.

What gives it an even better review was their service afterwards. My 3-year old left one of his favorite jackets in the museum and we thought it was lost. I emailed the museum and they responded to tell me they had found three of them. After sending a picture (!) to me, I was able to see my son's jacket and they mailed it back to me at NO COST. I live in Texas (was visiting my mother), but will definitely go back when we return due to the outstanding customer service. Thank you, Thank you!
Written December 9, 2015
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TrvlngGrl96
Philadelphia, PA1,278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
I am writing this late, only after visiting and reviewing another children's attraction recently which I found to be exactly the opposite experience. We visited DCM as part of a birthday party, and although the organized party itself was quite chaotic, the idea and activities provided were excellent. My first disappointment in the main museum though was that I specifically called ahead to ask about bringing a step stool because my son is a little person (dwarf). He is still young and I was just starting to get a feel for what special accommodations he might need for his differences. I was told by the person on the line that yes, they have them, no need to bring one just ask at the desk. But when I did, nobody at the desk had any clue what I meant and after much looking we found two stools in the art room and were then told by (possibly) a manager that we could not move it anywhere else because the activities are age appropriate and sized accordingly and if he is too short then it's not meant for him to participate in.
Now as I said, I was new to all this at the time and rather than be offended I just said well I would've brought my own if your staff could've answered me correctly over the phone! So we did what we could with my little guy to not let it be a waste of the day. There was one very short section at the water tables with a stationary stool, wedged between 2 water guns or spouts or something, that he played at until he started getting sprayed and reached over by the older kids near it. My overall impression of the place was just some of the rudest kids & parents I have ever witnessed, and they were not part of our group's. One Mom just watched as her child pushed all the other kids out of the engine in the train room and literally hogged it for 20 minutes not letting anyone near it. I reached over to ring the bell, and she literally slapped my hand. At that the mdiagonally said something. Another let their child wander around with the most disgusting display of snot running from his nose that I have ever seen. I was literally gagging. Near the toy cars & tracks two unattended older boys were using every single car, and while I politely tried to ask for one for the "other little boy" to use and receive ed just blank stares in return, my little Angel commando crawled right over and just started playing along with the boys, clueless as to why they stormed off. Maybe themuseum can't do anything directly about things like that, but a little more staff presence in each room could help. Overall we just did not get a good vibe from the place or it's visitors, which is disappointing because the content itself was pretty good.
Written September 13, 2014
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