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Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

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Address: 390 South Liberty Street, Winston Salem, NC
Phone Number:
+1 336-723-9111
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 12:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem is a 26,000 square foot facility...

The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem is a 26,000 square foot facility allowing children and adults to IMAGINE, CREATE and PLAY!Our MissionTo create a compelling destination for our community to play and learn by experiencing literature, storytelling and the arts.Our VisionNurturing children’s imaginations, creativity and love of reading by bringing stories to life.Our Values:We Believe and Affirm that:Every child has value and deserves respect.Effective parenting resources give every parent/family the opportunity to play a primary role in their child’s development.Storytelling bridges all cultures and generations.Collaborations strengthen our diverse community.Our Central location provides accessibility to the whole community.Every child deserves access to the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem.

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7 dollars to get in and enough climbing and imagination fun for a good 4 hours. Perfect for 2-7 year olds. It had a lot of play pretend things like a little grocery store, a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hannah S
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to loads of children's museums over the years (e.g. Seoul, Atlanta, Raleigh, St. Louis, Tampa, etc.), and this one ranks at the bottom for us. We visited on a Friday afternoon, which may have contributed to our disappointing experience, but the museum was not at all busy. There was so little to do and play with because--as the... More 

Thank Holly R
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

7 dollars to get in and enough climbing and imagination fun for a good 4 hours. Perfect for 2-7 year olds. It had a lot of play pretend things like a little grocery store, a little vet, a little Krispy kreme factory. Older kids might get bored easily though. REALLY comfortable chairs for parents in every room.

Thank Hannah S
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went here with my daughter and her two children. My 3 yr. old granddaughter loves shopping and making doughnuts !!!! I think we spent most of the time there plus she loved cooking in the kitchen !! I wish the kitchen had more supplies in there to cook with and pretend food to cook. the only thing I worry about... More 

Thank OmaConrad
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

great little museum to take younger children. Clean and well designed. Only think I would change is take out the "corporate" sponsors, although it was done very classy and not too "in your face" and expand - make the museum bigger! It captivates the kids and has many thought provoking activities. It is a little small, hence why I would... More 

Thank MarcinoG
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went over Christmas break. More children with runny noses and coughs than what you see in a doctor's office. Was sick within 3 days. Will not go back

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We spent a couple of hours here with my granddaughter and she would have been happy with a couple more! It is difficult to decide what area she loved the most because she loved so many. I thought the fairy tale/nursery rhyme area was adorable. My granddaughter loved the grocery store area. The Krispy Kreme donuts area was adorable and... More 

Thank Debbie A
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have taken our grandkids to other kids' museums, but this one was the best! Just try to avoid the busy times.

Thank Robin B
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I try to take my kids here monthly. They have a lot of different areas for kids to play in. Sometime they have special guests and events going on there, so you should check the website or Facebook page to see what will be going on. There is a lot of hands on learning activities for the kids to do... More 

Thank Erika H
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My only disappointment is my kid is grown! We would have utilized this wonderful facility constantly had it been available when he was younger! I recently attended a birthday party for a friend's child. This place sparks the imagination and made me want to be a kid again!

Thank Sheila W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Children's Museum is the second of Two fantastic gifts that the WS Junior League has given to WS. The first was Sciworks, the children's science museum that my own children adored for years. The two museums will be joining forces in a combined facility in 4-5 years thanks to the visionary leadership of both board. The children's museum is... More 

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