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

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Museum Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. - 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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Duke Energy Children’s Museum The Woods

An adventure-based wilderness, The Woods encourages children to challenge their physical prowess and explore their imaginations.

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