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Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

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  • Discover the past, explore the area’s culture, and meet Wilmington's oldest resident a 20-foot-tall giant ground sloth, and many more exciting things at North Carolina’s first history museum. Investigate the hands-on Space Place to try on an astronaut suit, experience the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery and enjoy educational programs for children and families throughout the year. Changing special exhibits add to the permanent collection including a scale model of the 1863 Wilmington waterfront.

    The Museum is also a Smithsonian Affiliate - a national outreach program to facilitate the loan of Smithsonian artifacts and traveling exhibitions, as well as develop innovative educational collaborations locally and nationally.


  • 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-Wed:9am-5pm | Thur: 9am-7pm | Fri-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