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Marbles Kids Museum

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Address: 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1437 (Formerly Exploris)
Phone Number: +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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Lots of fun

Spent a little less than two hours but could have stayed longer. The kids enjoyed so many of the activities and many of them allowed for us parents to join in too. There is street... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a little less than two hours but could have stayed longer. The kids enjoyed so many of the activities and many of them allowed for us parents to join in too. There is street parking but a public parking structure across the street too.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I come here often on rainy days or when there isn't much going on. No matter how many time we visit this venue there is always hours of fun!. There are so many opportunities to participate with the Grandchildren in the fun or to just sit back and watch them play and learn. There are 3 large floors of fun... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My three eight year old triplet grandchildren and almost four year old love Marbles and can spend an entire day enjoying the variety of activities on two large floors. They have never run out of things to do. It's worth a special trip. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Kid friendly and even tho there were tons of kids, it wasn't that noisy . It is worth the trip. Staff amazing

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been taking our 4yr old here for 3 years, and it's fun to see her grow into new activities. They have play areas for babies thru school-aged. Can be VERY crowded, and chaotic during peak hrs or holidays, so choose visit time wisely. Lunch time on school days is quiet, or Saturday before noon is ok.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 5 1/2 & 10 yr-old grandsons here yesterday (11-21-16) and they had a ball even though they've been here several times before. The huge Lego-style blocks & the Moneypalooza & pirate ship area are favorite spots. The 4 hours we spent there just flew by. I deducted 1 star because of the cafe food. The kids pizza... More 

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Creedmoor, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 2-yr old grandson, his mom & daddy to Marbles a few weeks ago and it was the first time I'd ever seen anything like it! It was beautiful, clean, and full of colors and many other positive things that children love. I'm looking forward to his next visit even more since he will be older and can do... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am giving Marbles only 3 stars because of several issues I experienced (and most likely you would as well). 1. If you are familiar with Raleigh, you will not have any problem knowing where to park nearby. People like me, who rarely go to Raleigh, will find themselves map questing or using a waze app in order to find... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have children under 10 years of age and they always enjoy coming to Marbles. Great family time, the children are educated with the different centers (ocean, farm, grocery store, etc.). Great place for the grandparents to take the kids as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific environment for kids of all ages. Well maintained with a very friendly staff. No matter what your child is into, there is something for them to do. Cooking, climbing, building or just playing...hours of entertainment...

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