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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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This place was AWSOME!!

A great place for 1 to 10 year olds. An even better price! I was surprised by all they offered for such a cheap price. Bathrooms are clean, huge & right at the front. Come with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place for 1 to 10 year olds. An even better price! I was surprised by all they offered for such a cheap price. Bathrooms are clean, huge & right at the front. Come with lots of energy. 2 floors packed full of business! We were there 3 hours & could've been there 2 more. We went on a... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my granddaughter about two years ago when she was three. She absolutely loved this place. All of the different centers are set up for just pure fun and educational. They are learning but having fun too. You could spend a whole day here depending on the age of your child. We spent an afternoon. I would suggest going... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are local to the area I highly recommend the membership. My in-laws bought a membership for our family for a Christmas present and it was buy far the best family gift we have ever received. With the membership you also get exclusive discounts to many museums in all 50 states, which is great if you are a traveling... More 

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Thank Cassandra F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love going here when it's rainy or cold out. There is a lot for kids of all ages to do from the more baby friendly play area to the real tools to build with upstairs. Parking is very easy and reasonable.

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Thank Kelley E
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, 4 hours and still going - not for faint hearted parents.and floorplan Multiple play areas with different subject matters make for a great time for the kids and wears them out. Take a backpack to carry coats, snacks, drinks and Purell and wear comfortable shoes. A good book or smart phone to browse is a must because the kids... More 

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Pinehurst
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are members here. Inexpensive and great exhibits. Kids stay very occupied. Cafe is decent for a museum. Lots of field trips of course, so sometimes you have the typical big boys bowling over the little ones. Has an Imax, haven't been there but they show some first run movies alongside the documentaries. Parking sucks! Tiny lot. Plan to park... More 

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Roseville
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking was convenient-located across the street. The museum offers a varity of activities. Lockers are avalable for only a quarter.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our children took our grandchildren here over Thanksgiving weekend. Our 2 year old and 6 year old loved the fact they could run around and scream as loud as they wanted for hours on end. Thats the kind of place this is. Fun Fun Fun

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charlotte
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it gets a bit crowded on a chilly day, the folks at Marbles excel in every way. If you can finagle a late naptime - go at around 12-1230 - the littlest ones are headed home, and the 3-6 year olds can power through - keep an eye out for special exhibits. one of the great things about raleigh

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Thank susanrumpole
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No lack of activity going on here. Kids are engaged in all sorts of educational games. From electric power generation (and ways to save) and the world of economics (watch out of the piggy bank when it unloads the "green" balls of cash) the is something going on. For $5 per person, this is a rate bargin.

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