Choose Between Two Options
- $8 for a museum visit for two people ($18 value)
- $15 for a museum visit for four people ($36 value)
Children play to learn during the museum’s after school programs and other events, which are free with admission. See the full calendar, which includes options such as a cooking club and science experiments targeted at kids of preschool age. Educational programs that occur on each weekday: Math Mondays, Literacy Tuesdays, Science Wednesdays, Healthful Living Thursdays, and the Arts Fridays.
The Children's Museum of Wilmington
At The Children's Museum of Wilmington, kids have so much fun they won't even know they're learning. In each and every hands on educational exhibit, children take a central role, scanning purchases in the grocery store, giving teddy bears their yearly checkups, and experimenting with art-making media in the studio. Children are allowed to roam freely, as they direct their own learning experiences. Here's what you need to know before you go.
Size: 17,000 square feet
Eye Catcher: Ahoy Wilmington! features a pirate ship, where kids can fire the cannon, swab the deck, and dig for treasure
Permanent Mainstay: the Toothasaurus Dental Exhibit keeps kids up-to-date on dental health as they care for a dinosaur's enormous teeth
Don't Miss: the Grocery Store, where tots can role-play as customers or staff, even filling orders for the play diner upstairs
Hidden Gem: at the Forest Friends Toddler Treehouse, kids four and under don animal costumes, carom down slides, and put together puzzles
Pro Tip: the museum hosts birthday parties that include an educational activity and free admission for all guests
Special Programs: in addition to the hands-on exhibits, the museum hosts activities such as preschool science experiments and cooking classes for kids