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Marbles Kids Museum

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Address: 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC (Formerly Exploris)
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+1 919-834-4040
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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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The place is huge

Wow, 4 hours and still going - not for faint hearted parents.and floorplan Multiple play areas with different subject matters make for a great time for the kids and wears them... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, 4 hours and still going - not for faint hearted parents.and floorplan Multiple play areas with different subject matters make for a great time for the kids and wears them out. Take a backpack to carry coats, snacks, drinks and Purell and wear comfortable shoes. A good book or smart phone to browse is a must because the kids... More 

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Pinehurst
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are members here. Inexpensive and great exhibits. Kids stay very occupied. Cafe is decent for a museum. Lots of field trips of course, so sometimes you have the typical big boys bowling over the little ones. Has an Imax, haven't been there but they show some first run movies alongside the documentaries. Parking sucks! Tiny lot. Plan to park... More 

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Roseville
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking was convenient-located across the street. The museum offers a varity of activities. Lockers are avalable for only a quarter.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our children took our grandchildren here over Thanksgiving weekend. Our 2 year old and 6 year old loved the fact they could run around and scream as loud as they wanted for hours on end. Thats the kind of place this is. Fun Fun Fun

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Thank FredLawrence_NC
charlotte
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While it gets a bit crowded on a chilly day, the folks at Marbles excel in every way. If you can finagle a late naptime - go at around 12-1230 - the littlest ones are headed home, and the 3-6 year olds can power through - keep an eye out for special exhibits. one of the great things about raleigh

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Thank susanrumpole
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No lack of activity going on here. Kids are engaged in all sorts of educational games. From electric power generation (and ways to save) and the world of economics (watch out of the piggy bank when it unloads the "green" balls of cash) the is something going on. For $5 per person, this is a rate bargin.

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Thank MrDeets1955
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a parent we want our kids to succeed and this is where it starts. The opportunity for any child to explore and learn about work while having fun. It is a madhouse because their are a lot of children but the world is a little crazy. All children should get the chance to go here and experience Marble's work... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's plenty to do with the kids. It's $5 for anyone 2 and above. 2 and under is free. Both of my kids aged 6 and 2 were asleep in the car. It's fun for any age but more younger kids I wouldn't take a 10 year old and say "hey have fun."

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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to museum with my 4 and 5 years kids, it was awesome experience. It's not typical museum where we just watch the things and get bored, it's kind of kids activity museum. Plenty of things to do for kids and they are focusing on educational and entertainment stuff both. I would highly recommend to visit this place with... More 

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Western North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter seemed to enjoy this place. She wasn't impressed by the toddler room and just kind of meandered about. When I took her to the farm area nearby, she lit up and ran around trying to collect every little green ball she could. Plenty to do and definitely a must for kids a touch older than her.

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