Museum to Temporarily Close for Two Weeks for Repairs

Posted August 15, 2019 at 11:02 am     Category: NewsMuseum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science will temporarily close on Saturday, August 24 through Monday, September 9 while building repairs caused by damage from Hurricane Florence are completed. Repairs on all three floors include replacing drywall, carpeting and ceiling tiles, resealing windows and painting. Museum exhibits including the Giant Ground Sloth and Simmons Sea-Skiff will be covered and protected while work takes place in the lobby area.

Educational programming including Little Explorers, Discovery Lab, Engineering Challenge, Planetarium Films and more will resume at Cape Fear Museum upon reopening. For information regarding upcoming programs, please visit the website at

“The shoulder season between end of summer and the start of school field trips has been selected to complete critical repairs needed at the Museum,” stated Director Sheryl Kingery Mays. “We apologize for any inconvenience during our two-week closure but look forward to reopening with all of our spaces fully functional and ready to welcome visitors and school groups throughout the fall and winter.”

The Museum reopens on Tuesday, September 10 and will resume normal visitor hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market Street, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Standard admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:

News Release Contact: Barbi Baker,, 910-798-4367

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382
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