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Marbles Kids Museum

Address: 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC (Formerly Exploris)
Phone Number: 919-834-4040
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Ranked #4 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires children to be creative...
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Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We took my son for a birthday party and he had a blast. There is plenty for the kids to do no matter what the age. My son always asks if we can go whenever we go downtown.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was concerned that my 8 year old might be a little bored. That quickly faded away. We spent over two hours there and I had fun too! Only $5 to get in. What a deal!

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great activities for the kids. There are many learning experiences for the kids to try. There are things to do for kids of all ages.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Marbles kid's museum is more of an activity place than a museum. They have everything from painting and drawing, to a hockey rink. If desired, you can spend several hours. There could be a little more staff available, particularly around the electronic and woodworking areas. That aside, this is a great experience for children.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We traveled to Cary, NC over the new years break. We had no idea what to do, where to go (we have twin 8yr old boys) but everyone tells us how amazing Cary, NC is, so we took a ride. Walking through the warehouse district, near The Pit BBQ Restaurant, we asked folks what we should do, and MARBLES Museum... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a fabulous Museum and there should be one like it in every state. Our kids had a wonderful time and were disappointed we were only able to spend 2 hours there. So many things for kids to do and learn and have lots of FUN!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Marbles for the first time last week and couldn't believe our eyes. What a great place to bring your kids and let their imaginations run wild. Of course my husband immediately became one of the kids and had an equally great time. We can easily spend an entire morning or afternoon running around and wearing out all who... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My children (aged 3.5 & 1.5) LOVED this place. VERY kid-proof and engaging. We could spend all day here. And the $5 price tag is wonderful too! Will certainly be coming back!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Marbles museum is a fantastic place for kids to learn and play. This place is definitely not a museum but it is a large learning center where kids can have fun. We have visited multiple times and each time it gets better. They have an electricity center now and many other fascinating stations or sections for kids to learn. Marbles... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just a great place for exercising the brain of the kids with interesting activities exploring many different subjects. It also has an IMAX theatre in the same complex.

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