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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – 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 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Carolina Beach State Park (1010 State Pa… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Most kids like to play, and many adults do too! PlayTime!, Cape Fear Museum’s newest in-house exhibition, opens on March 16, 2018. The exhibit captures a spirit of playfulness in a lively, colorful and highly-interactive space. Visitors are encouraged to play games, build … Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Darcie Cook as its science content developer and Cordelia Norris as exhibits coordinator. Cook earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and her Ph.D. i… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $9,740 grant from Duke Energy. Funds will be used to fund Electricity and Magnetism field trips for fourth graders in New Hanover County and Pender County schools. In the 90-minute field trip, students conduct experiments and work in groups … Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,457 grant from the Landfall Foundation. Funds will be used to host the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company’s production of Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History. This powerful and accessible production takes audience members… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Kate Baillon as its manager of collections and exhibits. Baillon, who relocated to Wilmington from Charlotte, N.C., has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, community engagement and creative design.… Read More »

Wilmington, N.C. — See North Carolina through the eyes of Wilmington-born photographer Hugh MacRae Morton (1921-2006). His captivating images will be featured in the traveling exhibit Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective, is now open at Cape Fear Museum. The exhibit is on loan f… Read More »

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The state’s 42nd annual gathering of shell collectors, exhibitors and enthusiasts returns to Cape Fear Museum of History and Science September 16 and 17, 2017. The 2017 North Carolina Shell Show, co-sponsored by the N.C. Shell Club and Cape Fear Museum, will feature hundreds o… Read More »

Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. We rely on annual, tax-deductible memberships and donations to help fund exhibitions, educational programs and community awareness. Your support helps preserve the Museum’s 52,000 artifacts and provides opportunities for the 46,000 yearly visitors of all ages to explore the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region.