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About the Museum

Duke Energy Children’s Museum is consistently ranked in the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S. Our exhibits encourage kids to climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them. Discover hands-on fun for kids of all ages in our eight educational and dramatic exhibit areas, including two especially designed for preschool-aged children and younger—Little Sprouts Farm and Kids’ Town. Each year, the Children’s Museum presents over 1,800 hours of programming for children covering topics such as arts, culture, reading, science and more. At the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, fun and learning go hand in hand.

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Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Children's Programs

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Exhibits and Special Events

dDuke Energy Children’s Museum Kids' Town

Children take charge in this kid-sized neighborhood. They can explore our Kroger grocery store, veterinary clinic, diner, Post Office and more

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dDuke Energy Children’s Museum The Energy Zone

Walk into this netted enclosure and become a part of a complex machine. Individual stations offer chances to analyze which path a ball must take to reach its destination, and what simple machines or energy forces help get it there.

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dDuke Energy Children’s Museum Little Sprouts Farm

The Infant Garden and Toddler Farmyard provide a protective and appealing setting for children 4-years-old and younger and their caregivers.

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dDuke Energy Children’s Museum The Woods

An adventure-based wilderness, The Woods encourages children to challenge their physical prowess and explore their imaginations. NOTE: Starting Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, The Woods will be temporarily closed as we build a new aquarium for our turtles. The Woods will reopen on a limited basis in early February but will close again in April for the final installation of our new aquarium.

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