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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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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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Great Place for kids

Marbles is a great place for kids to learn and explore. Marbles has a lot of different activities to keep the kids interested.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Marbles is a great place for kids to learn and explore. Marbles has a lot of different activities to keep the kids interested.

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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What to do with 2 inquisitive grandsons aged 5 & 3? The answer is Marbles. Downtown Raleigh, NC. 2 hr. parking is around the museum and that was just enough time for these 2 to get pooped out. Floor 1 water play area with aprons, submarine with periscope and underwater scenery, pirate ship flying the Jolly Roger flag, up and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the kids here on a short two day trip to see the museums in Raleigh and I'm glad I put this on our list. Three floors of activities all designed to keep the children thinking and moving. From dressing up to grocery shopping to mini hockey... We will be back to Marbles!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for all young children. Probably 2-10 years old. Check to see if a teachers work day first. It might be packed if it is.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On Saturday, I took my Granddaughter to Marbles to participate in Art Saturday. My granddaughter loves creating...pictures, paintings and sketches. On this Saturday, she created a movie set, characters and filmed her creation. We played mancala, and checkers, we ran up and down the footnote stairs and which 3D movies about whales and the Space Station. To say we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my kid's favorite place in Raleigh. Everything is hands-on. New things and activities every time we go there. Hop through a bus ( and "drive it") and get into a room with all the pretend activities you can imagine: be a chef, a fireman, an EMT, a farmer, a helicopter pilot, a teacher, a vet and even a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Marbles is great for any day to. Get imaginative children out and about. There are so many activities to do here and plenty of space for everyone to get involved. Went here with kids for a day trip along with some site seeing in and around the area. Convenient location for walking before or after.

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Kenly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We go here quite a bit during the summer. There is always something to do and the kids don't seem to get bored. I would recommend coming early as this place can get busy.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've taken our 2 year old to Marbles many times and always love it. I think we went 3 times before we even made it upstairs! There are so many great exhibits. We bought a year pass on our second trip there and it can pay for itself if you go enough. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay folks. You dragged the young ones to and fro doing what you had planned on your trip. Yes, it is time for a wonderful side trip that will be a perfect spot to entertain them. They deserve the 1-3 hour diversion.

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