Just the Facts
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am-3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
(Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday)
September 2016 Hours:
During the month of September, the DCM will be CLOSED Monday-Friday for maintenence. Saturday and Sunday hours are: 10am-5pm.
The Museum is open on the following holiday Mondays, from 10am-3pm:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18, 2016
- Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 15, 2016
- Easter Monday: Monday, March 28, 2016
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2016
- Independence Day: Monday, July 4, 2016
- Labor Day: Monday, September 5, 2016
Columbus Day: Monday, October 10, 2016
- Monday after Christmas Day: Monday, December 26, 2016
The Museum is closed on the following holidays:
- Easter: Sunday, March 27, 2016
- Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24, 2016
- Christmas: Sunday, December 25, 2016
$8.75 general admission (children 12 months and under are free); museum Members are always FREE. Become a Member today »
Extend the fun on the Riverfront and make it a combo! Click here to learn about combination tickets with our new "backyard" neighbor, Riverwalk Mini Golf.
Our FREE parking lot is directly across the street from the restaurants' parking lots—a quick and easy stroll to the DCM.
Please help us be good neighbors and do not park in front of the nearby restaurants.
Snacks, water, juice, and coffee are available for purchase in our Fun in Store gift shop. Outside food and beverage is also permitted into the DCM; seating is limited.
We can't say enough good things about our friends and neighbors: Joe's Crab Shack, Iron Hill, and Big Fish Grill. All are family-friendly and delicious!
The Big Yellow Building in Riverfront Wilmington:
550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
For older GPS systems, use 550 S. Madison Street.
When you are traveling down Justison Street, you will see The Big Yellow Building (us!) on the left hand side; go through the stop light at Beech Street, and take your first right into that parking lot.
Click here for more information »
Guest Code of Conduct
The DCM serves families with young children. Our goal and responsibility is to support our mission by providing children and their families a comfortable, accessible, fun, and stimulating environment where they can enjoy spending time together. Therefore, any offensive attire or behavior displayed by a guest may be subject to ejection from the Museum at the discretion of management. In addition, for the safety of all guests, shoes must be worn at all times.
Before You Go
In coordination with Autism Delaware, a DCM social story is available online by clicking here or by request at our Admissions Desk.