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Marbles Kids Museum

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Address: 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC (Formerly Exploris)
Phone Number: 919-834-4040
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Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires...

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.

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Great place for kids to be active & engaged.

It's loud and over the top busy around the holidays, but the kids love it. Worth a visit. But take lots of hand sanitizer wipes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sharon L
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's loud and over the top busy around the holidays, but the kids love it. Worth a visit. But take lots of hand sanitizer wipes.

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Thank Sharon L
Raleigh
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kids had a lots of fun. Some of the adults were playing too. Lots of things to do. If you go in the morning, there was no wait to play. Kids can't wait to go again.

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Thank I798XOmarys
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my grandchildren to the Museum and had a wonderful time. But ran out of time. I had no idea how much was there. The place was very well supervised, clean and safe. Highly recommend this for children of all ages. And the parents too!

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Thank Purgs
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just Go!!! Incredible staff incredible exhibits and projects for the young ones... Very clean and well lit and we'll run.... Within walking distance of the Raleigh train station and restaurants. ..Just Go. .. Take train from Greensboro or even Charlotte and return on train all in one day!!!

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Thank Guy S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love this place. My boys are now 10 and 12, but still love going here. We've visited many, many times in the last 6 years. It is always fresh and new because they update the exhibits and attractions, but you can still find your tried and true favorites, too. I have fun with the kids on every visit. Many... More 

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Thank Van T
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We couldn't believe how amazing the educational and fun elements provided by Marbles were! We spent 2 hours with our 2 year old playing and didn't even make it to the upstairs. For $5.00 admission all day long, this is the best deal in Raleigh!!!! Entertainment & educational experience is a 10+++

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Thank Jonesk13
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So much to do, and so much fun for the kiddies. Bring or buy lunch and play play play. Check the calendar so special events like mother's day and African drums demo.

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Thank Irina D
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, safe and clean. Kids loved the interactive exhibits. We also saw imax movie, but the lines were awful

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Thank Tara C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 3yo niece when she came to visit. It cost $5 per person (which I thought was a great deal). I don't know how much the membership is but it seemed like lots of people had them. We went at 9am on Saturday, it wasn't super crowded when we got there but it was PACKED when left at... More 

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Thank Tina S
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best children's museums in the country. Interactive and encourages social interaction between kids who may never have met.

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