Current Hours:

  • Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

Additionally, new safety plans include:

  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces will take place each day.
  • HHand sanitizer will be available at the Museum.
  • Staff will wear cloth face masks when in contact with guests.

In compliance with Executive Order 215, face masks are no longer required for visitors in most settings outdoors or indoors at our facilities. We strongly encourage those who have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19 to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing while visiting our facilities.

Face coverings are recommended for:

  • Children between the ages of 5 and 12
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated

Areas within the Museum that are closed include:

  • Investigate Labs
  • The Naturalist Corner
  • The Fossil Lab

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we ask that you postpone your visit.

If you are not ready to visit the Museum in person yet, remember you can visit virtually through he Museum Facebook page at, where you’ll find live virtual programming, do-it-yourself activities, and videos.

Museum Information

415 South Madison Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910.788.5100
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Admission is free. Donations appreciated.