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Marbles Kids Museum

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Address: 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1437 (Formerly Exploris)
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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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Anytime family comes in to town we go to Marbles. It is convenient located in downtown Raleigh and has a parking garage across the street. Food is available next the IMAX theater... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anytime family comes in to town we go to Marbles. It is convenient located in downtown Raleigh and has a parking garage across the street. Food is available next the IMAX theater. It is clean and offers some vegetarian options for our family. It does however need to fix some outside chairs that were a little broken. Don't want any... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

there's a lot to do as far as for kids. downtown Raleigh has a lot of good foods to try. everything is in walking distance so it's more easy to get to places

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Marbles is a favorite stop for parents with kids under the age of ten. Weekdays are less crowded and quieter. Prepare to spend 2-3 hours and get on the floor with the kids because adults love this place, too. Exhibits change often, but our 2 year old's favorite was the huge foam building blocks. When you need to collapse in... More 

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Raleigh
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kids 2-12 will enjoy Marbles. Arrive early - it can get crowded. Also, on the weekend there are children's birthday parties going on. There is a very nice gift shop on the premise.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best children's museum that I have been to. We took our grandchildren and they loved it! I felt like we rushed them through it just to see the whole thing. Definitely worth visiting!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit! My 6-year old and I went on a rainy Monday (no field trips on Monday) and found lots of space to explore. Loved the piano step stairs and Art Shop--she enjoyed the "yes you can" attitude and I enjoyed not worrying about the mess & cleaning up after. We didn't have a tiny one with us, but noted... More 

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Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There's not many places where small children can express themselves, but Marbles is the place to go. Make sure they wear their play clothes, & let them go. From babies to 3rd grade it has something for them all to do. You can get a membership with them that offers members only things to do. WOW! How exciting! After your... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place has so much for the kids to do. It can last an entire day just moving from one attraction to the next. I've gone twice with my daughter and her children and loved watching them have a good time. By the time they walk out they have used all their energy and ready to retire for the day.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my favorite place to take my grandkids. They always say "Marbles" if I ask them what they want to do. Each time we go it's a different experience. Somedays they play in the kitchen and barbecue area, and make all sorts of dinners for me - other days they are on the pirate ship, the submarine, they make... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took grandkids on Mother's Day Eve. As expected, Marbles was jammed. WE had been before so we know what to expect. THe kids (8 and 3) loved every second. THere for nearly 5 hours. They esp. liked the area where there is a fire engine, ambulance, news copter, etc. Play area upstairs, where there is "ice hockey" arena and basketball... More 

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