The Children's Museum of Wilmington

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Year Founded:
1997
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Jim Karl
Main Address:
116 Orange St
Wilmington, NC 28401

What We Do

The Children's Museum of Wilmington's mission is to provide a welcoming and engaging environment that promotes hands-on art, science, and literacy-focused learning for children and their caregivers.
We have been serving the greater Wilmington community for over 22 years. The Museum welcomes over 55,000 visitors annually to explore over 17,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space. We offer weekly educational programming for children, summer camps, we host over 60 field trips and 50 birthday parties annually. 20% of all admissions are provided at free or reduced cost to serve economically disadvantaged families, military families, and seniors. In addition to our in-house programming, we provide outreach throughout the community.
Our Bright Minds grant-funded program engages 1st graders in Title 1 schools with hands-on STEM activities. We also reach over 300 pre-K students annually through our Leading to Reading literacy program which is designed to inspire children through fun, hands-on, learning activities.

Interesting Info

The Museum welcomes over 55,000 guests every year!
20% of our admissions are provided at free or reduced cost to serve economically disadvantaged families, military families and seniors.
We hosted over 60 field trips attended by 1,731 children last year!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Volunteer
Repeats every day 365 times.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Garden Volunteer
Repeats every day until Fri Apr 30 2021.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Upcoming Events

YachtVenture 2020 October 24, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Character Breakfast 2021 February 20, 2021 -
8:30am to 10:00am
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Pizza Putt 2021 March 20, 2021 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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