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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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Great environment, really encourages learning through play! Fun and diversified activities. Really busy when we were there, but still good for 4 kids ages 7 to 2.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great environment, really encourages learning through play! Fun and diversified activities. Really busy when we were there, but still good for 4 kids ages 7 to 2.

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Cicero, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Clean and friendly crew at Marbles. Enjoyed the IMAX and planning to come again just to watch Beauty and the beast. Great for kids about 12 or younger

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

We love taking our toddler to Marbles. There's so many exhibits that are great for hands on learning and play. It is well worth the cost of parking to just park in the lot.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Marble museum - it's a lot more than marbles! Lots of different areas for kids to have fun, engage and learn. Great indoor facility if the weather is inclement.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While it's a little pricey to go too often, it's where my 8 year old son always requests on a special day when it's just the two of us.

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

Marbles is the largest children's museum we've been to - we've been annual members for 3 years and our son doesn't get bored of it. They're pretty good about updating the various areas and keeping them up. There is definitely something for every kid. Some of the various areas include: hockey, basketball, painting, real tools construction area, giant legos, build... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time! The museum is a excellent place to spend an afternoon with children. There are hands on activities that will pique the imagination of children while teaching through play. I was very impressed with the variety of activities and exhibits. Watching my grandsons play in that environment made my day!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of educational activities for children to participate in. Some are very active while others require some thought. From very young ages through elementary school.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two floors, including a couple of outdoors area. My kid (4) loved it. We went there almost every weekend for a year, and he never got bored. Probably best for kids under 10, older kids might not be so interested. Can get very crowded on weekends, but the kids don't mind. It might be hard to find them again if... More 

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Farmville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time coming to Marbles. It's located in the downtown Raleigh area but the parking garage located near by honestly makes me a little uncomfortable. There are quite a few undesirables around and most definitely don't use the bathrooms in the garage, wait until you get to the museum. It was busy on a Sunday afternoon but... More 

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