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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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Our granddaughter keeps dragging us back

Our granddaughter keeps dragging us back even if she is now almost 12 years old. She first visited Marbles when she was six years old and she would spend the whole day playing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our granddaughter keeps dragging us back even if she is now almost 12 years old. She first visited Marbles when she was six years old and she would spend the whole day playing with all the interactive games...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

BRen bringing my 6 year old here since he was 10 months old. Fantastic children's museum. Constantly updating and changing exhibits. Kids can be a veterinarian, firefighter, helicopter driver and chef. They can learn about money through play, build with giant legos and even exercise. There is so much to do. Great for kids from 1 to 10.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to over 10 different Kids Museums from NYC to Salt Lake City. This museum has some pretty cool things especially for kids 2-7. I would say that it might be one of best museums as far as things to do. Now the one gripe I have is that there employees are non existent, especially in to REAL... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I wasnt thrilled with the place. The first thought i had was "wow, this is going to be great for the kids" then we go there and the place wreaked of urine. The kids had an OK time. My daughter cut herself on a saw, which i thought was weird that they didn't have gloves or some sort of safety... More 

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HINESVILLE, GA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My niece that lives in the area had her birthday party here. What a fabulous place! I loved the birthday parade to the party room, as well as the beautiful job they did with the decorations inside the party room. After the party was over, the guests had free access to the museum! These kids had an absolute ball! Yes,... More 

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Cameron, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is an amazing place for kids and adults to really connect using their imaginations! Myself and my children have had countless hours of fun here! I suggest this to anyone with little kids!!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband had his company Christmas party here. We had a great time but I'm sure that kids would love this place. We as adults had fun with all the excepts.

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were there for three hours and still did not see everything. My seven year old was never bored. This was our second trip here in the past year and for him to not become bored says a lot for the museum.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stopped in with our 20 month old en route to the beach and found this spot to be perfection! She loved everything about the museum, even the older kid zones! The price was so much cheaper than museums in our hometown. We will be back!!! Be sure to bring your camera too because this place is adorable!

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Rockville Centre, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Usually visit this museum every time we visit family in Raleigh. Lots of hands on exhibits. My son enjoyed the room where you play with water building dams.

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Address: Address: 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC (Formerly Exploris)
Phone Number: 919-834-4040
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh

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