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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 69 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fun place for kids to play and enjoy themselves. But beware if you don' like chaotic environments, it is loud and very busy. Plenty of things for kids to do but I would say you are pushing it if you bring tweens here to play.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although my techie son tells me this is not the latest technology, we thoroughly enjoyed Transformers this past week. We thought the facility was timely, clean and well worth the experience. Fun place to be for a special movie!

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went to Marbles with a friend and her 6 year old son. It was A LOT of fun. They have a build-your-own car and a cool track that you race your car on. One of the things I enjoyed there was the wood working bench with real tools to work with. There is also a life-sized Chess game. The... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went here many times with our children and every time they've had fun. We stayed three hours this past Saturday and had a really nice time. Of course it is all designed for 10 and under so not much to do as an adult but they do have a gift shop and there are snacks and coffees available there!

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We thought we would stop in for a few hours with our kids ... There is so much to do and so much to see you could spend a few days there. I practically had to drag my kids out just to eat. We will for sure be back ! Great for when the weather isn't good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We took my 10 and 3 yo and only planned spending a couple hours. We were there almost 3.5 hrs. My 10 yr old LOVED the money area, and choose to stay there while I took the 3yo to other things. Every section has multiple sensory areas to engage children, by imagination play in multiple store fronts (pizza, vet, lemonade... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My kids love this place and I have to pull the out after 4 hours. I think it is chaotic and noisy. I wouldn't call,it a "museum" but an interactive play center. There are many different okay areas and all kids can find stuff to interest them. My 13 year old nephew has just about outgrown the attractions but my... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've never seen such a perfect place for kids like this museum. I've been there with my 3 hostkids (two 5-y-old and 1 3-y-old). This place has a grocery store, a bank, pizzeria, farm, pet hospital, boat, bus, ambulance, firefighter truck, PIRATE SHIP (my favorite) and more for pretend play. It is incredible. You can easily be there for 3-4... More

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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24 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great place to take your kids. I give Marbles excellent rates. The price is great at $5.00 a person. However, the volunteers (today) were very rude and insensitive to my grandson. They were very unfriendly. It did not used to be that way. We have visited numerous times with friends, other grandchildren and even young teens. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I took my kids here and it was amazing. My son 5 years old when crazy with all the stations. He loved the basketball area, fire fighter truck, pizza making, the farm, oh lord the car & truck too. My Daughter love the art station, submarine and tree house. The gift shop is very nice. Elevator and easy access for... More

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