Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-3pm
(Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday)
The Museum is OPEN on the following holiday Mondays, from 10am-3pm:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16, 2017
- Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20, 2017
- Easter Monday: Monday, April 17, 2017
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 29, 2017
- Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017
- Columbus Day: Monday, October 9, 2017
$8.75 general admission; DCM Members and children 12 months and under enjoy free admission.
Our FREE parking lot is directly across the street from the restaurants’ parking lots—a quick and easy stroll to the DCM.
Please help us be good neighbors and do not park in front of the nearby restaurants.
The Big Yellow Building in Riverfront Wilmington:
For older GPS systems, use 550 S. Madison Street.
When you are traveling down Justison Street, you will see The Big Yellow Building (us!) on the left-hand side; go through the stop light at Beech Street, and take your first right into that parking lot.
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Before You Go
Guest Code of Conduct
The DCM serves families with young children. Our goal and responsibility is to support our mission by providing children and their families a comfortable, accessible, fun, and stimulating environment where they can enjoy spending time together. Therefore, any offensive attire or behavior displayed by a guest may be subject to ejection from the Museum at the discretion of management. In addition, for the safety of all guests, shoes must be worn at all times.
Fridays After 5pm
The DCM’s “$5 Fridays After 5pm” feature special extended hours until 8pm, unique programming, and discounted pricing for guests visiting after 5pm. Fridays will never be the same!
Museum hours on Fridays will be 10am – 8pm, with admission starting at just $5 per person after 5pm (DCM Members are free).
Be sure to visit our events page for information on all of the FUN happening!
Extra Hours = Extra DCM Fun!
Dog Days of Summer!
Friday, July 28th 5pm-8pm
The DCM welcomes local animal shelters and organizations for its 2nd annual animal extravaganza. Meet adoptable dogs, service animals, learn some cool animal facts, and enjoy an interactive dinosaur show performed by Jungle John Entertainment!
Tickets to the Dog Days of Summer are $5 per person (as always, DCM Members are FREE!) and include unlimited access to the museum and all outdoor activities from 5pm-8pm on July 28th 2017.