Hours of Operation
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
(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 15, 2018
- Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 19, 2018
- Easter Monday: Monday, April 2, 2018
$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!
Touch A Truck
Saturday, May 19, 12-3
Join DART and various local service organizations for our 2nd annual Touch A Truck event! This outdoor event will give children the chance to climb in, explore, and learn about various state, city, and private service vehicles like a DART bus, fire truck, ambulance, police and military vehicle, and much more!
The outdoor activities are FREE to all, with regular museum admission for inside.