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

Lawn Maintenance
Repeats every day 365 times.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
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Upcoming Events

Polar Palooza 2021 December 18, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
New Year's Noon 2021 December 31, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
CMoW Pajama Party 2022 January 15, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
CMoW Kid Olympics 2022 February 5, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
St. Paddy's Lucky Littles Day March 19, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
Enchanted Character Walk 2022 April 2, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm Read more »
NC Science Festival 2022 April 16, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
Teddy Bear Tea 2022 April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm Read more »
Fore the Children Golf Tournament 2022 May 2, 2022 - 8:00am to 12:45pm Read more »
Family Farm Day 2022 May 14, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
Mud Day 2022 June 24, 2022 - 9:00am to June 25, 2022 - 12:00pm Read more »
Fall Festival 2022 November 12, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »

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