Fun things to do with kids in Wilmington: learn, play, explore at the Children Museum!

On our 3rd visit to historic Wilmington my daughter and I stopped by the

Ahoy Wilmington ship exhibit

Black Beard wannabe

Children’s Museum.

After some online research I figured it will take us little over an hour to go through all the exhibits.

Well 3 hours later we were still strong into it…

Admission is $8 (free for kids under 1).

The museum is located one block from the awesome Cape Fear Serpentarium and is open 9AM – 5PM (1PM Sundays).

What kids like to do at the museum

Get their hands dirty and create masterpieces. This is one of the better organized and supplied “Arts and Crafts” room I’ve seen.

Be an artist in Wilmington

Little Picasso

Be a rock star, play in the glow room and try on many cool outfits.

Karaoke stage Wilmington Children Museum

Lets dance!

Drive the magic school bus, climb the Spider Man’s web and play inside the little cottage.

Play inside a real size school bus replica

Hop on in kids!

Put on your scientist hat and discover all the wonderful things of Mother Nature.

Lets do science

Future biologists under the miscroscope

and the list goes on… play doctor at the Teddy Bear Hospital, test your Circus skills, shop at the supermarket and go camping and kayaking.

More fun places to visit the family downtown

• Check out Southeast’s largest museum-quality model layout at the Railroad Museum ($7 adults, $3 children 2-12).

• Get a thrill at the Cape Fear Serpentarium, featuring the world’s largest collection of deadly venomous snakes like the black headed bushmaster, Gaboon viper, Tropical rattlers, Fer-de-lance, and King Cobra ($8 admission, live feedings in the weekends around 3PM).

• Be awed and inspired aboard the most decorated WWII Battleship, The North Carolina ($12 adults, $10 seniors and military, $6 children 6-11, free for children 5 and under).

There’s always something fun going on downtown Wilmington!


2 Responses

  1. Hi. Just stumbled across your blog. It sounds like you had fun at the Children’s Museum.

    We’d love for you to come by Cape Fear Museum sometime you’re in Wilmington with your family.

    We have lots of great things for children and families to do.

    Happy Holidays,

    • Hi Jacob

      Thanks for reading my blog. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yes we do plan to come visit the Cape Fear Museum. We just ran out of time last time we were there.

      See you soon!


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