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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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Tilghman, Maryland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Columbia, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were only there for a few hours and got to see a few of the play spaces on this trip. Next time, we will plan to spend the entire day here! If I lived in the area, it would certainly be membership worthy!

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Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son was had so much fun. It was clean and nice. Most of the activities were for children 8 and under. It closes too early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took my niece and nephew there and they had a blast (and I had some fun as well). the attached cafe makes grabbing lunch a breeze. Lots of activities for kids of all ages and enough space for adults to 'hang out' or participate. (plus free wifi when you need to escape).

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lots of activities and learning for small kids. It was crowded over weekend so worth to go during working days. Cheap.

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Florida
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this place, there were a lot of things to do. My 11yo and 2yo both had a great time. There were a lot of exhibits/areas that can be enjoyed by different age visitors, would have loved to have one of this in South Florida

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Speedway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lots of fun activities for the kids to do in a small space. Everything was clean and well kept. It was a little crowded, but it was also a Saturday. Parking was very hard to find. Prices was good for entry plus they give military discount. An IMAX theater and restaurant are also located next door although we did neither... More

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