The Children's Museum of Wilmington

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Year Founded:
1997
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Heather Sellgren
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 25 years. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilmington, 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 50 field trips and 30 birthday parties annually. 25% of all admissions are provided at a free or reduced cost to serve underserved families, military families, and seniors. In addition to our in-house programming and events, we provide outreach throughout the community!

Interesting Info

The Museum welcomes over 55,000 guests every year!
25% of our admissions are provided at free or reduced cost to serve economically disadvantaged families, military families and seniors.
We offer four levels of hands-on exhibits and learning experiences for children and their families ages 0-10.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Volunteer
Repeats every day 365 times.
Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Lawn Maintenance
Repeats every day until Tue Nov 01 2022.
Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Upcoming Events

Mud Day 2022 June 24, 2022 - 9:00am to June 25, 2022 - 12:00pm Read more »
YachtVenture 2022 October 22, 2022 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm Read more »
Fall Festival 2022 November 12, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »

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