Discover the past, explore Cape Fear Stories to find our area’s culture, and meet Wilmington's oldest resident: a 20-foot-tall giant ground sloth skeleton. All these and many more exciting things at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science – North Carolina’s first history museum. Investigate the hands-on Space Place to try on an astronaut suit, experience the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, and enjoy educational programs for children and families throughout the year. Changing special exhibits add to the permanent collection that includes a scale model of the 1863 Wilmington waterfront.