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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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Description: 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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Little One Keeps Asking to go Back

This Kids Museum is an example of how all children's museums should be! My daughter was so exhausted after playing and discovering new things that she was asleep 5 minutes into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This Kids Museum is an example of how all children's museums should be! My daughter was so exhausted after playing and discovering new things that she was asleep 5 minutes into our drive home. We go to our local children's museum quite often but that one pales in comparison to Marbles. The only downside to our visit was the overwhelming... More 

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Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My son went on a field trip to Marbles and was excited to bring his sister. We opted to take them both after school on a Thursday evening. There were no crowds and both kids had a run of the place, which was nice. So much for them to see, touch and play. They managed to wear themselves out! This... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place for kids 7 and under. Two floors of hands on activities; well kept. Definitely worth the $5 entrance fee.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My three year old grand daughter and I were at the door when Marbles opened one fall morning. We experienced EVERY exhibit. She pretended to be a vet, she built a small model car she then sent down a track, shopped for groceries and cooked a meal. Awesome. We left after three hours and she was asleep in her car... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We had 3 grandchildren visit all girls aged from 8,6and 4. It was an enjoyable time for all but especially for the 4 year old. Lots of activities but again really focused more on aged 6 and below.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took two little ones, one walking..one crawling, and both found a wealth of things to explore. We stayed about two hours......then home for a nap! We'll be coming back more and more as they get older since the activities range from baby to school-age children. Marbles is well organized, has fabulous hands-on activities, and gives parents a wonderful opportunity... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I took our grandchildren and had a great time. it gives them a lot of mental and physical exercises. Be sure to bring your own bottled water and lots of disinfectant tissues.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Don't think there is a better one around. Been to the one in Atlanta and Charlotte and they both are mediocre at best. There are so many stimulating activities for kids (brain as well as physical).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My toddler son loves to come here. It has so many ways for him to interact and discover new things. There's something for all ages,from infants to preteens. And great prices too!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a great place to take the kiddos. Because kids roam free, this is probably a place that I would take children that are 3 or older. Younger than that and you really have to be next to them the entire time. There is plenty to explore and even though it is crowded on the weekends, it doesn't feel... More 

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