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Children's Museum of Wilmington

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Address: 116 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4421
Phone Number: (910) 254-3534
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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Nice local kids museum

We spent an hour or two here on a recent vacation. My 8 year old had fun in the art studio, but my 10 year old was starting to run out of possibilities pretty quick. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jon H
Lynchburg, United States
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Lynchburg, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent an hour or two here on a recent vacation. My 8 year old had fun in the art studio, but my 10 year old was starting to run out of possibilities pretty quick. The building the museum's in is pretty neat, though. If you have smaller kids, they'd probably enjoy this place for a few hours.

Thank Jon H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this place and got a great deal on the tickets through Groupon. My kids (5 and 7) loved the place. It has lots of little activities for them to do and places to play. It does seem to be older and in need of some upgrades, but kids don't really care about that. They just want to play... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum had several levels of activities and also an outside play area. Plenty of things to do to keep the kids occupied. Our favorite areas of play were the grocery store and the restaurant, always fun to play pretend. We also enjoyed creating our own art to take home, as it was watercolor painting day during our visit. We... More 

Thank THEPaulaT
Surf City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little children's play museum located in an old bldg constructed in the early 1800s. When we first went in, we did not think it had very much, but then realized that there is, not only the entrance floor, but also a lower level plus three upper levels. Each level is not very large, but there is certainly plenty... More 

Thank George H
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time I was here with the Grand kids was in 2012 and we loved it. Went back this past weekend and found it to be really dirty and unkempt. Many of the displays were broken. It really needs to be renovated. It was more like a daycare facility then a museum. It was also so overpriced. $9 per ticket... More 

1 Thank Dawn B
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the beach. He had to work during the day and it was raining. I heard from another mom this was a good place to go with babies. My daughter is 8 months old and she was able to crawl all over the 4 and under room. They had toys age appropriate. We hung out... More 

1 Thank Sierra D
Benson, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My kids, ages 10 and 8 love this museum. It's hands on and has quite a bit for them to do. It takes a couple of hours to go through. Check it out.

1 Thank sstancel
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79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We buy the membership every year. Its worth it. So many activities throughout the year for the children. And even a few events for the adults! Pizza, Beer, and putt putt was great.

1 Thank Robert J
Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We love this museum and that everywhere you look there is something engaging. It's fun to go with the kids and watch as they explore in different ways as they years go by. We like that the exhibits are always a little different and fun. Always a hit is the grocery store, and the space area. One thing that could... More 

1 Thank Caroline S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

She is just under two, and had a ball. Plenty to keep younger kids occupied, but would not suggest for kids over 10. Somewhat pricey and the place could use a bit of a makeover, but we'll be back for sure

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