Especially For Kids

Kids of all ages love the Wilmington Railroad Museum, which features a variety of historical railroad-related exhibits and extensive displays, a children’s area and operating model railroads. 

Five Lionel layouts plus extensive O scale and HO scale layouts are in operation inside and a full size locomotive, boxcar and caboose are outside waiting to be explored.

The Children’s Museum of Wilmington invites visitors with this statement: “We invite you to come explore our dynamic exhibits, each one designed to inspire minds of all ages through play. Whether your little one is a future scientist, movie star, ship captain or artist, there is surely something to engage his interests and encourage learning.”

The Children’s Museum of Wilmington at Second and Orange Streets has several state-of-the-art, hands-on exhibits for children to use their imaginations to explore and learn. The Children’s Museum is filled with programs throughout the year as it serves children ages 1-10 and their adult company.

Tregembo Animal Park

On the way to Carolina Beach, chances are the kids will probably talk you into stopping at Tregembo Animal Park on Carolina Beach Road. If you don’t have any kids, stop anyway and enjoy viewing the 100 species of live animals including giraffe, lion, tiger, zebra, bear, monkeys, wallaby, camel and everybody’s favorites – pot-bellied pigs, lemurs and pygmy goats. Kids will undoubtedly want to say hello to Booger, a wonderful Syrian brown bear with a name children love.