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Childrens Museum of Winston Salem Winston Salem

Where is it at?

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Childrens Museum of Winston Salem
390 South Liberty Street
Winston Salem
NC
27101
Tel: 336 723 9111

Directions

Traveling on Business 40 EAST: Take Exit 5D, the Old Salem exit. Bear to your right at the fork as you exit and turn left onto South Liberty Street. The Museum is the third building on your right with parking in front of the Museum and where designated by signs. Traveling on Business 40 WEST: Take Exit 5D, right onto South Main Street. Immediately turn left onto First Street and go one block to turn left onto South Liberty Street. The Museum is the fourth building on your right with parking in front of the Museum and where designated by signs.

Where are we going today?

The Children's Museum of Winston Salem welcomes families to come and play!

Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with differing fairy tales including the Forest Babies Nursery.

Other zones include the arts area, play shop and factory plus kinetic energy games.

They also feature an outdoor participatory art exhibit, the suprise garden and an interactive playscape.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$7
  • Free Under: 11 months.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Teachers corner

Welcomes school field trips, groups and home school families! Advance registration is required for groups..

Any Top Tips?

Hands-on, minds-on at summer camp at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem! Themes include Puppets a’Plenty, Big Bang Boom Rock Star Camp, Mission Impossible, Construction Junction, First Time on the Field and more. Camps begin June 17 and continue through August 23. .

What people are saying?

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    My toddler LOVES the children's museum - tons of interactive and "kid-sized" activities for him to enjoy. Great opportunity for parents to interact with their children while they play and explore.

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    I took my 4 yr. old niece . It was a great way to spend the day( There from 10:30 until 2:00) She was busy learning and playing the entire time. She also made new friends. I highly recommend but be ready to walk and keep up with the children you take. Also best to pack a lunch or snacks.

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    This museum is NOT closed, the writer below is mistaking this museum with the Toy Museum that was take over by the Old Salem Library.

    I was recently invited to a birthday party hosted here and I was very impressed. I have a 3 1/2 year old but had not yet been and we loved it!

    I am also shocked by the writer below that said it is small. It may not be as large as Discovery Place in Charlotte but it is more than ample for your child to play and discover for a solid couple hours. Any more than that and you'd go crazy anyway!

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    We LOVE the CMofWS!! We have been members for over a year. I have been coming to the CMofWS since it opened in 2006 as a teacher (K), aunt (at the time a pre-schooler & 1st grader), and now mother (1 & 3 year old). The day to day museum is best suited for babies-1st graders. They also have many programs and events geared towards 5-10 year olds. Their programs rock! My 3yr old LOVES Angel Bear Yoga, PAWS to Read, and the most wonderful art projects led by a warm and creative retired Art Teacher. They also have have several other preschool programs...Read More

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    Some of the exhibits that my children really look forward to seeing weren't available. Even though there are many other things to see and do my kids were a little disappointed their favorite exhibits were closed.

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by Amanda Cooper

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We LOVE the CMofWS!! We have been members for over a year. I have been coming to the CMofWS since it opened in 2006 as a teacher (K), aunt (at the time a pre-schooler & 1st grader), and now mother (1 & 3 year old). The day to day museum is best suited for babies-1st graders. They also have many programs and events geared towards 5-10 year olds. Their programs rock! My 3yr old LOVES Angel Bear Yoga, PAWS to Read, and the most wonderful art projects led by a warm and creative retired Art Teacher. They also have have several other preschool programs during the mornings centered around a story and a follow up activity. There are several friendly volunteers like the magic man, very cool for preschool and school aged kids. The staff is ALL friendly and helpful, this includes everyone from the manager to the front desk folks to the janitor to the program folks and volunteers. We have visited many CMs and they are the friendliest!! The 2 story climbable beanstalk will take your breath away when you come in! The carpet climbing structure gives my climbers a fun, safe place to practice their climbing skills. My daughter also loves the Vet Clinic, little houses, doughnut factory, and the outdoor sand and water play. As for managing the museum with babies it is stroller friendly. The areas are open and roomy so your stroller can be near you at all times. There is an elevator and a family bathroom on each level. Most play areas have a spot for tiny ones to play. Also each area has a nice place for adults to sit and watch the kids. The library is well stocked, and quiet and comfy for reading or quiet games. The facility is always clean, organized (maybe not during field trips, the staff do their best to keep up), and well maintained (bright, happy atmosphere). Best of all, the bathrooms and eating areas are always SUPER clean. Hats off to all the folks that make this museum top notch!! BTW, thank you to the staff member who found my son's shoe in the parking lot and took it in to the lost in found box. That's going above and beyond!

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