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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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This place is super awesome! I was there for 2 hrs and didn't even make it to the 2nd floor :) my 3yr old and I will be back soon!!! We learned a lot and had a huge blast!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is super awesome! I was there for 2 hrs and didn't even make it to the 2nd floor :) my 3yr old and I will be back soon!!! We learned a lot and had a huge blast!!!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

From out of town, passing through. Second time here. My 10 and 8 year olds had a blast. This is a great place to stop when traveling along I85 with kids.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took our two nephews ages 6 and 8 to the Marbles museum on a recent Tuesday. It was extremely hot outside so I think many people had the same idea. When we first entered I was afraid we had made a mistake because there were so many people there, but once we got inside the kids had a blast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really, I wasn't expecting much. Especially for free. Boy, was I wrong! This place is a blast. If you have kids and are in the area, it's safe, educational, expansive, and a great time. Do not pass it up.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My sons are now too old for Marbles but every summer when my niece and nephew visit we make a trip to Marbles. I think I enjoy it as much as they do. There's lots of fun and learning opportunities.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our family spent 3 hrs there on a day trip to Raleigh. Our 8 and 9 year olds LOVED the IMAX theater. We watched a great nature documentary and we felt it was the perfect length. The museum was great for anyone under 10, lots to do and see!

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Clayton, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My two year old son has been needing a place like this for a long time. Since he started walking this is the place we can set him free and explore without and worries. Tons of interactions for children of all ages.

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Easton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our 7 year old took off the moment we entered and I did not exchange a word with her for the next two hours until we had to go and I had to drag her out. She could have stayed another two hours--spending concentrated time at every station. There is variety enough for children here of every age through the... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We took grandkids but I wanted to play with a lot of the stuff! Great for kids of all ages! There were age appropriate areas that allowed kids of different ages to play with things that they would understand.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is massive! There are two floors filled with adventure, art and learning, for the littles up to the bigs. It puts the MN Childrens museum to shame. And the price? $5 a person... $5! For hours and hours of fun. Great deal, fantastic place. Go, you will be amazed.

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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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