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Marbles Kids Museum

201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1437
+1 919-834-4040
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Best children's museum ever!

We spent 3 hours here with preschoolers (ages 2 and 3 1/2). It is an amazing place for imaginative... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane B
Saw a movie here and enjoyed the whole place!

Went to a movie here and was very pleasently surprised. I no longer have kids at home, so I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kate M
Raleigh, NC
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1437
+1 919-834-4040
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 3 hours here with preschoolers (ages 2 and 3 1/2). It is an amazing place for imaginative play. Every exhibit was well-planned and inviting to all ages. Older children would understand the purpose behind the activities but younger children can be engaged and...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to a movie here and was very pleasently surprised. I no longer have kids at home, so I wasn't expecting such a nice location or amenities but was pleasently surprised by both.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to do! Obstacles to climb! Science exhibits, rides. Fun for all ages. Sure has improved since I visited 8 years ago! I don't care how old you are you gotta go here! What are you waiting for! Don't forget the IMAX theatre is next...More

Thank Doug A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked it. Definitely for young children. It does have an accompanied IMAX which was fun. The activities are definitely for children 2 -10. My teenage son was quickly bored here.

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with my friend and her infant while I was visiting them. I was really amazed at how affordable it was and how much there was to do there. We walked around the whole museum, although most of our time was spent in...More

Thank Steggie86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our four and one year old sons had an absolute blast. This place is so well put together and maintained. The staff is friendly. A definite stop for families with youngsters!

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and I went here for the afternoon. They love this place because there are so many hands on activities for them to do. It's fairly cheap at $5 a person. It will probably take you several hours to experience it. It's a good...More

Thank jason h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter LOVES Marbles. Her favorite areas are the kitchen area and the area with the slide. I've heard a lot of parents say their child gets sick every time they go, but mine never has. I always squirt sanitizer from the wall when we...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best play Museum that I have ever been to, and we have been to quite a few. You cannot beat it and it is very reasonably priced. In fact we loved it so much that we went back the very next day....More

Thank Jessi1430
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Mosworld317
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What ages is this for?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
I would say that children up to 10 would be entertained.
What ages is this for?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Steggie86 | Reviewed this property |
I recently went with my friend and her 6 month old. Definitely not a lot to for someone that young but we spent time in the infant area and then just pushed him around in the stroller. There is also a toddler area. Most of... More
Has anyone walked from the Amtrak station on W. Cabarras to Marbles Children's Museum? I am unfamiliar with the area and wanted to know how long the walk is and if it's safe to walk with children and strollers.
18 April 2017|
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Response from Lucretia S | Reviewed this property |
With downtown construction I would not walk from train station with children