Lots to Learn

3737 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 452-1519

This book superstore has a wide selection of books for children of all ages and a growing selection of toys. There's a train in the children's section that will entertain youngsters and adults alike. They have a large selection of discounted books and games as well as a well-stocked local authors...more about Books-A-Million

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington
4513 Lake Ave.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 762-1033

Kids old enough to understand that those bright objects in the night sky are incredibly distant will appreciate the occasional sky observations, using members' telescopes, sponsored by the Astronomical Society to raise interest in membership. Viewing sessions are announced in the calendar of the media. The public is also invited to...more about Cape Fear Astronomical Society

116 Orange St.
corner of Second St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 254-3534

This hands-on, learning-through-play museum offers something for children of all ages with all interests. Sail the seas as a pirate in Ahoy, Wilmington!, Climb on the new School Bus, examine your teeth in the ToothaSaurus Pediatric Dental Exhibit, perform examinations as a physician in the Teddy Bear Hospital, experiment in the Science Lab,...more about The Children's Museum of Wilmington

Several locations
Wilmington, NC
(910) 798-6303

The Children's Rooms at these libraries are excellent resources for stimulating learning and entertainment that isn't limited to story times. During the school year, a variety of craft, science or activity programs for elementary or middle-school ages are offered on afternoons or weekends. Family programs may feature music, theater groups, storytelling...more about New Hanover County Public Library



Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash Wilmington Kidstuff
1 Battleship Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 399-9100

October 2020 - Cancelled  From 5:30 PM until 8 PM bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Battleship for trick-or-treating! Fun games, activities, henna tattoos, & storytelling are all part of the Halloween fun. Batty Battleship is perfect for the little ones and families! Children are encouraged to wear their...more about Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash

Paranormal Ghost Tours Wilmington Kidstuff
Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021  Paranormal Ghost Tours lead guests through candlelight tours of the Manor House on Friday nights in October. A Scroll of the Dead will be provided in honor of the souls still lingering in the house and around the tenant house and graveyard. Hear a...more about Paranormal Ghost Tours

0 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 794-1866

Visitors and locals alike enjoy this nightly walking tour of downtown Wilmington. The tour meets year round by the riverfront at the foot of Market Street. From mid-March through October 31, tours are held nightly at 6:30 and 8:30 PM. From November to mid-March, tours are held nightly at 6:30 PM....more about Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington


This seven-day African-American cultural celebration is observed yearly in the Wilmington area during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. The word refers to the harvest's first fruits. During the holiday, people use each day to meditate on one of seven principles: umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity) and imani (faith).

254 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-1640

December 26, 2021  Public radio WHQR 91.3 FM broadcasts its Kwanzaa production, Season's Griot, created and performed by local storyteller and musician Madafo Lloyd Wilson together with other storytellers from around the country. This hour-long program is distributed nationally as a holiday special broadcast and starts at 1 PM....more about WHQR- A Season's Griot

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