A Little About

Fascinate-U is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994. Located in historic downtown Fayetteville,  North Carolina, this hands-on museum has been a destination where children have been able to explore their world through creative role-playing.  Fascinate-U is the only science museum that fulfills the need for science education among the ten counties of the Cape Fear Region. Because of an increased need for science education in the schools, the Museum has grown to include not only on-site science programming but also outreach programs throughout Cumberland County.

The museum is designed as a “mini-city” where children can pretend and play while learning about jobs in the community.

We also feature two birthday party rooms, an art room, science room (2nd floor) and we host the Cape Fear Railroaders Association’s model train exhibit on our 3rd floor. Craft projects, science projects or special activities happen every weekend, so bring your children and let them discover new things the Fascinate-U way!


Our Mission

We strive to foster children’s imagination while developing their social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills through basic play.  Here at Fascinate-U, we maintain one guiding principle…

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand!

Museum Hours

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm

The Museum is closed on the
following holidays:
New Year’s Day

Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day


Children $4

Adults $3

Members Free

$3/ Child for groups of 15 children minimum   *reservations required for groups rates

7% Tax will be added to all transactions

We also speak Spanish!

Get the Latest Updates