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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 75 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My nieces and nephews visited me in Raleigh and I brought them here. I was surprised by how much fun it was! Ticket prices are reasonable. I will definitely bring them back.

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North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My family of 4 spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon here. We ate lunch outside at the picnic tables before entering and then spent 4 hours exploring the museum. This place was very hands on and active learning. I thought the staff was very helpful and attentive.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is a REALLYT cool museum for kids under 10 however if you have a lot of people the price really adds up. As a parent, I get bored there, but my kids love it

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From start to finish this place is amazing. Every area tops the one previous, Yes,it's a learning experience but it will be the most fun your kids have had whilst expanding their minds. The place is huge but you never feel crowded as there is so much to do and see. The great thing is that it's everyday practical learning..How... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is no better experience for kids of all ages - from crawling infants to older kids - than Marbles. Lots of hands-on and child-size stations for children to use their imaginations to dress up in costumes and perform for an "audience," dress up as a firefighter and drive the truck and equipment, shop and buy food at the grocery... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For five bucks a head, Marbles Kids Museum was a great value. My kids enjoyed the sports area and Moneytown - although Moneytown requires a good deal of explaining from the parent to child.

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

More like a giant indoor playground than a museum. We visited with the kids and grandkids and there was something for everyone. The exhibits are all interactive and geared for kids to learn something as they play. There was one room that had balls everywhere. Kids threw, shot, dumped balls and they went along ramps and contraptions. The purpose was... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great location for families, you can keep younger kids busy for hours. The hands-on exhibits are 'life size' and very detailed. Planes, cars, store fronts, all very educational as well. Kids are corralled in areas that make it easier for parents to stand back and watch or there is plenty of room for them to get in too. If... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

why doesn't every city have this? by far the best I have seen...better than the Baltimore children's museum! our kids ages 3 and 5 loved it. we only gotten it the first floor so we will be back on our next visit to the grandparents!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Literally one of the best kids museums I have visited. There is so much to do and so much to do you couldn't possibly do everything in one day. Various arts and crafts, science, engineering, weather and energy studies are going on. The kids favorites were the lego building block area, science with color and raceway build your own car... More

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