Consistent with federal and state recommendations, New Hanover County officials are updating guidance for the community to prevent the impact of COVID-19 in the area.

  • The Museum will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18 and until further notice.
  • In addition, any reservation or room rental made at any county facility will be canceled in order to comply with the current community guidance and to limit public gatherings. Those more at-risk of COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and avoid public spaces.


Our programs offer families, adults, teachers and students a way to explore specific topics through hands-on investigations and immersive experiences on-site at Cape Fear Museum. Click on the photos below to learn more.

Museum from Home

Virtual Learning


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