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Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

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  • Explore the rich history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region at the state's oldest history museum. Discover the past in Cape Fear Stories, where you can see a scale model of 1863 Wilmington waterfront and watch the Civil War Battle of Fort Fisher unfold before your eyes. Investigate the hands-on Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery and meet Wilmington's oldest resident, a 20-foot-tall Giant Ground Sloth. Enjoy educational exhibits including the interactive Space Place Center and programs for children and families every Saturday as well as programs for adults throughout the year. Changing special exhibits always on view.


  • General Info
    General Info
    • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • Motorcoach Parking on Site:
    • Hours of Operation: Tues-Sat:9am-5pm | Sun:1–5pm | SPRING/SUMMER HOURS ( Memorial Day-Labor Day ):Mon-Sat:9am-5pm | Sun:1pm-5pm
    • Admission: Adults:$8 |Seniors/Military/College Students:$7 | Youth(Aged 6-17):$5 | Children (Under 5):FREE |
    • Additional Information: Prices and hours are subject to change without notice. |
  • Facility Info
    • Total Sq. Ft. 1376
    • Theatre Capacity 125
    • Banquet Capacity 75
    • Classroom Capacity 125