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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum of History and Science invites the public to a FREE Open House event on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate reopening of the upstairs gallery space and the addition of two new exhibits – Dinosaur Discovery and the redesigned 20th ce… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is hosting a membership drive now through June 30, 2019 and will offer $10 off all membership types. If you are planning to travel this summer season, family membership makes sense for many reasons: Free admission to Cape Fear Museum for up to six indi… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum of History and Science presents Museum After Dark: Wizarding School on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a memorable evening experience where adult guests can turn back time and channel their inner wizard. The adventure begins in Museum P… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Join Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach State Park, Cape Fear Astronomical Society and many other community partners for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and astronomy-themed activities on Friday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State P… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is inviting the community to Experience STEM-ILM, an evening to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The event will celebrate STEM partnerships in the Wilmington area and feature hands-on Sc… Read More »

What: Cape Fear Museum is inviting the community to PNC Maker Mania Family Day, an educational afternoon of family fun filled with invention and innovation. This event is made possible by a generous grant from the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great initiative. Some of the stations and activities at th… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum, in partnership with the New Hanover County Public Library, has received a $1,300 award to present a six-week program series funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Ou… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $3,000 grant from International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will be used to enhance the Uplands Forest section of the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery including hands-on, interactive componen… Read More »

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is proud to announce its designation as a Smithsonian Affiliate. Established in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong l… Read More »