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Delaware Children's Museum

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Address: 550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5142
Phone Number: (302) 654-2340
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Touch Tank/Stratosphere

The touch tank had a variety of interesting creatures to investigate, like small sharks, a stingray, sea stars, and fish. The Stratosphere was fun to climb through though a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Emz M
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New York City, New York
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Newark, Delaware
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandkid's there ages 5 and 7 they loved it ....They didn't want to leave .There was a lot for them to do and the cost to get in is very reasonable. Great place to spend the day with kids.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The touch tank had a variety of interesting creatures to investigate, like small sharks, a stingray, sea stars, and fish. The Stratosphere was fun to climb through though a bit tight for adults. I love the challenge of trying to figure out how to get out. We took advantage of the Friday night special where everyone pays $5. There are... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is by far the best museum for children : ages 2 thru 9: it has lots of interactive and problem solving stations; in fact, my 3 year old granddaughter travels a long distance just to go to this museum: it offers alot of choices, ranging from mazes, fish tank, climbing things, and painting: it is fairly inexpensive, and free... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with my son, 3 1/2 yrs old and high energy. He had a great time! It was fairly easy to keep up with him. We ended up staying 3 hours. Lots and lots of things to do here. Plenty of staff members throughout the building to encourage and assist with activities was really nice. We watched a video... More 

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Thank jennifer h
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We took our 15 month old to the DCM this weekend because it was so hot that none of our normal outdoor activities were feasible. We arrived just as they opened at 10am which was great. Our son was a little bit too young/small for some of the activities such as the stratosphere climber located just inside the entrance, the... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

There are a lot of pro's to this attraction. It's spacious, clean, has plenty of free parking, is fairly priced, and has a lot of attractive, well-maintained displays for children to explore. My son is 4.5 and really enjoyed the wood and metal climbing apparatus in the front entry, the flowing water exhibit, and the craft room where he used... More 

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1 Thank menno-on-the-move
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,125 reviews
247 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Lots to keep a child busy on a rainy day. Not as educational as many other children's museums I've visited with my grandchildren.

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1 Thank Mark W
Baltimore County, Maryland
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

As a grandparent, Early Childhood Educator, Elementary School Counselor and adjunct professor, I love this museum. There is so much to do for children from toddlers on up.

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Williamsburg,
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Took ours five ear olds on a way back from Newark airport to the eastern shore of md. It was a nice mid point for kids to stretch their legs for A few hours. They liked the art classes and kids let there art dry and they saved them for pick up later. lots of the things to do for... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Somehow we keep getting the age interest wrong.....we tried bringing our oldest granddaughter here for years and she was either too young or too old..we just tried with out 8 Month old grand twins and they were too young.....on to Winterthur and Longwood to see if there is interest....

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