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Children's Museum of Wilmington

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Address: 116 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4421
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+1 910-254-3534
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Enjoyable but a little dirty this time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2016
Caroline S
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Durham, North Carolina
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Benson, North Carolina
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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.

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1 Thank sstancel
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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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.

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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 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 

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Virgina
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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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Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Well, our oldest child is 18, so we've seen our share of children's museums over the years. Wilmington's is fine for a couple of hours but didn't exactly knock my socks off. My son and I made a multi-media house - yes, that's what the attached photo is supposed to represent - and did a few other activities. Thankfully, my... More 

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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

He had hours of fun here! Some people mentioned that it looked run down and old- it's definitely not new, but only I noticed that.... He had a great time; and that's all that matters!

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Surf City, North Carolina
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381 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This seems set up for much younger children and they do enjoy. For our kiddo 11 would for sure be too old to have fun. Good place for parents to sit and watch and let them have a good time. Be sure to sign up for mailing list if you are new to the area and have a younger crew-... More 

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Thank wecacnna
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293 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

One of my kids favorite places when they were little. Lots of fun stations and plenty of ways for the adults to have fun playing with their kidd or grand kids. My kids liked the Lego section and the pirate ship

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

As a Nanny and babysitter for two families, This is the place to go . Not living in Wilmington, our schedules don't always allow me to take them as much as they would like, but when it permits, It's time to let our hair down cause even I have fun in this place. They ask for it over and over... More 

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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This museum is just ok. It is very dated and tired looking on most of the attractions. It could really do with a full update. They charge a lot for entry considering the quality. We don't go there instead we drive to Raleigh and take the kids to the Marbles Museum - its massive, modern and wonderful. Something the children... More 

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