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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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Awesome Exhibits but Constant Chaos

Marble Kids Museum is an awesome see and touch museum for kids to play and explore while learning and having fun. The kids love the giant board games including chess and connect... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Marble Kids Museum is an awesome see and touch museum for kids to play and explore while learning and having fun. The kids love the giant board games including chess and connect four. You can stay and play for hours but our trips are usually time limited, as the stress of the crowds and the children whose parents think that... More 

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

We came two days in a row. Parking is not great, however, it is a kids dream!! I took my three kids and we had an awesome time. My kids are 4, 11, and 17. The 17 year old did not want to go initially, but even he managed to enjoy himself. You should be prepared to stay at least... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with my 6-year-old daughter right when it opened, so the place was neat and organized. She had a blast playing with everything. Not much later, a swarm of kids arrived and tore the place apart. Parents barely watch their kids. So, the bigger kids knock the little kids around. The staff I did see was just standing around... More 

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1 Thank Jtaveirne
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of a school outing for science details and added information. Elementary grade classes at mid morning outing. Most were entertained some were just unimpressed. Maybe more time and less congestion would be more appropriate.

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1 Thank Vjon1
raleigh north carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place. So many activities going on. My grandchildren. Had a ball running from one to another they love the piggy room. The kitchen area for kids only. Loved being a pirate on a pirate boat. Definitely a place to go back to many times

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Thank blizluv
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day of running, jumping, cranking, and building things. There's so much for the kids to do, like roller hockey, basketball, along with educating the kids during "fun-time"...

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1 Thank huey2b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome place to go! I wish I was a kid myself so I could enjoy a fun and interactive place like this! Everything you could think of and want to explore, definitely a must go to place!

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Thank Alana M
Clayton NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great morning for the grandkids. Reasonably priced. Parking can be a problem. Nice variety of activities.

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Thank zellmer
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for a growing child to visit. Plenty to do at all stages of development. I do wish there was a bit more for toddlers but it's a place my 1 yr old will enjoy for years to come.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go and see 3D movies. Never order overcrowded always clean with a friendly staff; you'll enjoy this place.

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