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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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Marbles has learning activities for all age groups from toddlers to adolescents. We went there while our family was in town because I had heard it was nice and it did have... read more

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hillsborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Marbles has learning activities for all age groups from toddlers to adolescents. We went there while our family was in town because I had heard it was nice and it did have various activities. We spent most of the day exploring the museum.

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Angier, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Monday's they don't have groups coming like field trips... it can get crazy with too many groups. Otherwise, the place is wonderful for kids! So much to do and see. Really wears out the kids and lets them explore, sometimes without help!

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Thank Amy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OK so I'm.... Really in love with this place my kids had so much fun and there pretty so many different kids zone for them to go to if u have high energy kids this is the place for the the staff are great and u can just sit in front with other parents if u don't do the walking... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place for 1 to 10 year olds. An even better price! I was surprised by all they offered for such a cheap price. Bathrooms are clean, huge & right at the front. Come with lots of energy. 2 floors packed full of business! We were there 3 hours & could've been there 2 more. We went on a... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my granddaughter about two years ago when she was three. She absolutely loved this place. All of the different centers are set up for just pure fun and educational. They are learning but having fun too. You could spend a whole day here depending on the age of your child. We spent an afternoon. I would suggest going... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are local to the area I highly recommend the membership. My in-laws bought a membership for our family for a Christmas present and it was buy far the best family gift we have ever received. With the membership you also get exclusive discounts to many museums in all 50 states, which is great if you are a traveling... More 

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Thank Cassandra F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love going here when it's rainy or cold out. There is a lot for kids of all ages to do from the more baby friendly play area to the real tools to build with upstairs. Parking is very easy and reasonable.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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