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Delaware Children's Museum

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A good half-day for toddlers

The Delaware Children’s Museum is nicely located on the riverfront in Wilmington. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Maggie R
Delray Beach
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Great Place for a Rainy Day

I took my granddaughter here on a rainy day and I was pleasantly surprised to find such a... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
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550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5142
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best children's museum we've been to. So much to do. Helpful staff. A huge water table, lots of areas to build and create, and great areas for pretend play. We had to leave after 2 hours and we could have easily stayed for another...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the Delaware Children's Art Museum as did my 12yo twin girls. There are many things for them to see,do, and learn all while having fun. I even learned a few new things lol. They also did a New Year's Eve (during the...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The Delaware Children’s Museum is nicely located on the riverfront in Wilmington. The staff is very friendly and really know how to treat the children. There are enough displays and activities to keep toddlers busy and entertained for 3-4 hours.

1  Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We took our granddaughter here last weekend. Wonderful hands on museum. Lots to do and very interactive. On the evening we visited they had a petting zoo and the kids enjoyed it

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I took my granddaughter here on a rainy day and I was pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderland in a otherwise nondescript building. The outside of the building is bright yellow and sits next to Joe's Crab Shack on the Riverfront. But inside is...More

2  Thank donnamT2806YZ
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This children's museum entertained the kids for hours and was very inexpensive. There are many interactive areas for the kids, but I wouldn't recommend it for older kids. It was good for my children who are under 10. There is a play area, water tables,...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Took my two grandchildren, 7 and 2 1/2. They both had a great time. So much for the kids to do. They have water tables, construction center, hands-on clay making, art and drawing. Sports, science and so much more. By the time we left the...More

Thank photogirl411
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

So many exhibits, all interactive, that my 6 year old grandson enjoyed. And we adults had a great time, too! We topped it off with the next door mini-golf offered in a combo price with the museum. Highly recommend this place for your 2-8 (maybe...More

Thank USmeanderer
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We did a visit to DCM with 3 year old grandson while visiting the area. This was a nice size museum. It was clean. Displays were well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. The prices in the gift shop were reasonable. There was a café, but...More

Thank Theresa T
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Visited on a weekday with 3 year old and 11 month old. One floor of activities with hands on learning. 3 year old enjoyed the painting room. High energy, climbing maze. Loved the area with the lemonade stand, set up with a cash register and...More

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3 April 2015|
Response from newplay | Reviewed this property |
You may always visit their site for updated info. It is currently $8.75; children 12 mos and under are free. There is usually a $2 admission community in the middle of the month, generally the 3rd Wednesday. Their calendar... More