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Welcome to the Outer Banks Children at Play Museum

The Outer Banks Children @ Play Museum is a small but mighty STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) family interactive museum designed to let families learn and grow together through play! Come and enjoy a visit with admission cost good for the whole day. Enjoy our Outer Banks Experience with our real charter fishing boat, make the teddy bears feel better in our Outer Banks Hospital Teddy Bear Hospital, enjoy the Kitty Hawk Kites wind exhibit, our giant lite brite and so much more. Make memories while enhancing your child’s math, science, language, social, art growing their imaginations. Special classes are happening all the time and are usually covered in the price of admission!


Hands-on exposure to multiple fields of science to explore help children to make sense of the world around them. Children are natural, seekers, explorers and scientists!


Living Swell exhibit


Technology is a huge part of our modern society. Children at Play has active movement games with our X-Box Kinect and the Health House, an interactive touch screen wellness program.




Children grasp math and science concepts through building and creating. The museum’s interactive hands on exhibits are a great way to understand engineering through experimentation.



Research shows children that are exposed early and often to high quality art programs perform better in math and science subjects in school. Funding in schools continues to see cuts and it is critical that organizations such as Children at Play fill the need for affordable arts programs for children.



Starting early with hands-on experiences using math manipulatives is critical for the young brain to form connections, helping in understanding more complex math concepts later such as; shapes, numbers, physical space, money, combining numbers, dimensions, fractions and more.