An Important Message from your Local Children’s Museum

The board of directors at Children at Play, Inc. are excited to announce that the museum will reopen in November (Grand Reopening date TBD)!  We need community support.  Please consider donating, becoming a member and/or volunteering.   We will be hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Bonzer Shack from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  We hope to see you there!


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 instructional videos on how Outer Banks shrimp companies work.




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 art perform better in math and science subjects in school.



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