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Marbles Kids Museum

201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC (Formerly Exploris)
919-834-4040
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Ranked #5 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners and confident individuals... more » Owner description: Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners and confident individuals in today's world. With five galleries and two outdoor escapes, there is no shortage of activity for kids birth to 12 and their families. The campus also features the Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum. This 267-seat giant-screen experience is the only 3D capable IMAX theatre in North Carolina. « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It can get very crowded you just need to be prepared for that or go during the week. My niece loves the wood cutting area. The hockey rink is my nephews favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I was looking for a place to take my Nephew's family to when they drove to Raliegh to drop me off for my flight home to NY. Let me tell you, I couldn't have been happier. We spent 2 hours there and could have easily stayed longer. My great nieces are 2 & 4 and both had an amazing time.... More

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north carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great facilities and kids adore but can get a little difficult to keep up with mulitiple children as crowds are EXTREMELY bad. If you only have one child to watch its amazing....more than that it's a nightmare.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My grandsons and I visit Marbles often. The exhibits are fun and educational and safe. A membership is not expensive or you can pay per visit. There is something for all age children.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I take my niece and nephew there every time they are in town. They always love going there. It's a perfect blend of interactive educational features and pure fun activities. They love the ball pit room big time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went to Marbles expecting a fun experience for our kids and were not let down. They especially loved the car-making and racing area and the sports area where they got to play hockey in their socks. They were exhausted at the end and were docile the rest of the day! Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I attended a gala last week at the museum. It could accomodate over 200-300 guests with enough space. The overall ambience was beautiful and so was the museum.

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Arlington, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great value at just $5 a person. Kept my 2 year old occupied for hours with interactive things. Great outdoor garden area and the submarine display was unique.

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Frankford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

While visiting Raleigh/Durham area we took my grand-daughter to Marbles for a respite from investigating this area of North Carolina. Marbles was a wonderful place to spend a few hours of watching children take delight in all the activities. Poppa went to the IMAX theater during our visit. Was pleasantly surprised that the show was 3-D Yes, Marbles is a... More

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Marbles has something for every kid, and is a steal at only $5 per person for the entire day. There are activities to stimulate all the senses. Hula hoops, jump ropes, a large play structure, an indoor hockey rink (including a press box so kids can call the game,) gymnastics rings, simulated surf boards, woodworking, art, sewing, an entrepreneur area... More

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