About the Museum
Looking for an adventure while learning through play? Discover hands-on fun for children of all ages in our eight educational and themed play areas, including two specifically designed for preschool-aged and younger. We encourage kids to climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them. Go on a wilderness adventure through The Woods, be a part of a complex machine in the Energy Zone and explore the neighborhood in Kids’ Town. Dive into arts, culture, reading, science and more with over 1,800 hours of programming each year. At the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, consistently ranked in the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S., fun and learning go hand in hand.
Photos by Todd Joyce
Exhibits and Special Events
Children take charge in this kid-sized neighborhood. They can explore our Kroger grocery store, veterinary clinic, diner, Post Office and more.
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.
The Infant Garden and Toddler Farmyard provide a protective and appealing setting for children 4-years-old and younger and their caregivers.
An adventure-based wilderness, The Woods encourages children to challenge their physical prowess and explore their imaginations.
Explore your natural world! What better way to learn about science and collecting than to have kids get out in their own backyards?
Step inside a gigantic mouth to learn more about proper oral health and to practice your dental skills.
Let your imagination run wild through Science, Play, Art, Creativity and Exploration in our interactive lab.