Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

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Coordinates: 36°05′29″N 80°14′38″W / 36.091503°N 80.243801°W / 36.091503; -80.243801

Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem logo.GIF
logo of the museum
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem is located in North Carolina
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
Location of the museum
Established November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)[1]
Location Winston-Salem
Coordinates 36°05′29″N 80°14′38″W / 36.0915034°N 80.2438006°W / 36.0915034; -80.2438006
Type Children's Museum

Children's Museum of Winston-Salem is a two-story, 501(c)(3) nonprofit Children's Museum in Winston-Salem, which goal to teach children literature, building, zoology,


The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem was creating for the Junior League of Winston-Salem 75th anniversary. The museum was opened November 20, 2004.[2]

Permanent Exhibits[edit]

All of the exhibits include "Baby pond", which is have more baby-appropriate version of the exhibit. There in all of the exhibits except the Beanstalk, Build it, the Surprise Garden, Climber, the Enchanted Forest, Food Lion

  • Animal Alphabet: This exhibit features all the letters of the Alphabet being associated with different animals, and also includes a Vet's office which allows children to play vet on stuffed animals.[3] This exhibit is located on the second floor behind the beanstalk.
  • Build It An exhibit which features foam Lincoln Logs, Magnetic tiles, Lego, and a build your own parachuter, which involves making a parachuter (by attaching a parachute to a wooden man) and using a pulley to pull it up and when it reaches the top it will fall off and float down.[4]
  • Luckey Climber is a structure on the first floor, which was originally in the Old Salem Children's Museum. It is made to look like waves, and is made by Luckey Climbers. It was built for children who are to young to use the beanstalk.[4]
  • The Enchanted Forest is a Forest on the second floor of the museum, which features components of different books including the bridge from Three Billy Goats Gruff, the Buttercup Cabin containing the Three Bears’ Beds, the Cardinal Cottage, Miksch House (which is name after the girl that lived there Martha Elizabeth Miksch), the forest babies nursery, book nooks, and a puppet theater.[5]
The food pyramid
The food Pyramid used in the grocery store
  • Food Lion Supermarket is an exhibit that allows children to shop around, smell spices,help with the checkout, and teaches kids about eating right with the food pyramid.[6]
  • Jack and the Beanstalk Climber is a climber that connect the first floor and the second floor. It looks like it is made of leaves and has ropes to hold it up and to prevent the climbers from falling off, it also supports 1000 pounds, but it only allows climbers to climb up.[3]
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory is an exhibit on the second floor which allows kids to pretend to work at a doughnut factory with plastic doughnuts. It also includes a baby doughnut, where younger children can play. There is also books about doughnuts, and a doughnut delivery truck.[7]
  • Surprise Garden is an outdoor garden, which is only open during spring, summer, or fall, and contains flowers, painted pots, sculptures, picnic tables, and during the summer children can dug in the soil, make sculptures, playing in the sandbox, and with water.[8]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, North Carolina!". Retrieved 5 July 2011. "opened its doors on November 20, 2004" 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, North Carolina!". Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Animal Alphabet". Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Build It". Retrieved 6 July 2011. "Build a cabin with oversized, soft Lincoln Logs, or use magnetic tiles to construct a masterpiece; wear a hard hat as you work with LEGOS ® or build with architectural shapes; climb the stairs to the fort and curl up with a good book, or venture inside the Three Pigs’ House." 
  5. ^ "Enchanted Forest". Retrieved 7 July 2011. "A forest village of folklore, fantasy and fairy tales. The “heart” of the Museum, where you may use stories both fanciful and factual as tools for exploration, discovery, play and learning. The gallery contains The Enchanted Forest; A River Runs Through It with the Three Billy Goats Gruff’s bridge; the Buttercup Cabin containing the Three Bears’ Beds; the Cardinal Cottage; the NEW Miksch House* from Old Salem; the Forest Babies Nursery, special “Book Nooks” and a castle puppet theatre, all of which have special features and spaces for all ages. The Enchanted Forest Mural is by artist Clayton Proctor." 
  6. ^ "Food Lion Supermaket". Retrieved 7 July 2011. "Listen to the Food Lion theme song; fill a grocery cart with packaged goods; hunt for the freshest fruits and veggies; make sandwiches in the deli; sniff spices; and learn all about healthy food choices in this bright space for all ages" 
  7. ^ "Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory". Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Surprise Garden". Retrieved 7 July 2011. "Enjoy flowers, colorful painted pots, sculpture, specially painted picnic tables and benches. During the summer, children dig in the soil, make sculptures with special “magic sand,” enjoy the large sandbox and engage in water play. Open during spring, summer and fall as weather permits." 

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