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“Great children's museum for families”

Marbles Kids Museum
Ranked #4 of 157 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed September 19, 2012

My 3 year-old grandson's party introduced us to this museum. The parties are in private rooms adjacent to a simulated submarine and pirate ship, and a darkened undersea simulation which provide opportunities for imaginative play. There isalso an outside garden party area outside the door. Several parties can be run at once. After the party refreshments, the kids are brought to a roped-off section of an exhibit of the parent's choosing where the party's kids can interact with each other and the exhibit. My grandson's group went to the waterplay area which featured child-high water-tables with rushing water to be channeled, piped, and experimented with. The party-goers then had run of the museum exhibits which were outstanding. There was an exhibit sponsored by a bank that featured a suspended huge piggy bank with a trap door in the bottom which showers those below with light-weight plastic balls (= money). The kids busily scoop up buckets of these balls and "deposit" them in the piggy bank by racing up steps next to the pig and putting them on the tracks leading to the top of the pig. In the exhibit, other features allow kids to learn through play about the concepts of money and working. Another part of the museum deals with sports--athletic opportunities abound with even a simulated ice-hockey rink. There are opportunities for making art and other aspects we did not have time to enjoy. I look forward to going back.

Thank Carolyn L
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Marbles Museum is great fun for kids and a nice indoor location for days when heat, rain, or cold keep you inside. Our favorite play spots are the pirate ship and enclosed section for the littlest people.

Thank MaybeTooPicky
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We took our daughter here during a weeked visit to the area and she loved the place. It had a lot of hands on activities to keep kids interested.

Thank Travel_Jacket
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

YELP members met for an all out Alice in Wonderland Tea Party hats included as part of outfit. Taste of various foods by local restaurants and a short tour of the place.

Thank adrienne455
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Kids had a blast. Lots to see and do. exhibits and crafts for all ages. Well worth the trip. Please don't be under the impression this is about marbles. It is an educational facility.

Thank santhony74
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