Admission & Hours

Summer Hours: May 29, 2017-September 30, 2017-Open Monday through Saturday:10:00 am-5:00 pm (Closed Sundays, except for Birthday Parties)
Off-Season Hours: October, 2017-May, 2018-Open Tuesday through Saturday:10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Closed Sundays & Mondays, except for Birthday Parties on Sundays)

Admission Prices

Non-Local Adults: $6.00
Non-Local Children: $8.00
*Local Adults: $5.00,*Local Children: $7.00
Infants: Free (zero months through 12 months)

Local=Residents of Currituck or Dare Counties

Weekly Passes:  good for unlimited visits for 7 days for the whole family!

Family of three: $35.00
Family of four:  $45.00

(add $5.00 per additional child, no charge per additional adult)


Military (active and retired):Admission $3.00

Reciprocal Memberships: Members of the ACM receive half price admission. Must have card with ACM logo to receive discount.

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Why do adults pay admission prices?

Children at Play is a 501©(3) non – profit organization. Admission costs keep the children’s museum open to the public. Every person using the facility must pay to enter the museum.

Can I drop my children off?

No, Children at Play is a facility for children and their families to use together, we do not provide childcare services.

What ages enjoy the Museum the best?

The facility was developed for children ages 1 – 9.

Do you sell concessions/food there?

No, however Captain Franks is located across the parking lot with kid friendly food and Big Bucks is right down the walkway with ice cream and drinks.

Do you give discounted or free memberships?

Yes, through our PNC Grow Up Great program. Please contact us for more information.

What is STEAM?

Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics. A push for an increase in science in our children’s education.

Click on the words below to find some great links to things to do in the OBX with your children!

Outer Banks Child Magazine

The Roanoke Island Aquarium

GearWorks Lazer Tag

Dare County Parks and Rec

Manteo Wildlife Refuge Center

Corolla Wildlife Center