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Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh

Categories: Children’s Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Known for hands-on exhibits, Marbles Kids Museum is geared toward children under ten. Your little ones will have fun and learn as they participate in activities like the Kid Grid, which teaches about electricity, and Ideaworks, where children build machines. Other exhibits offer lessons about saving money, living in a city, and making art. Don't miss the IMAX theater that screens major motion pictures. Purchase your IMAX ticket first, then add a museum ticket to save money on admission. Visit the website for a calendar of special events, such as classes and presentations. Put Marbles Kids Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Raleigh itinerary planner.
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  • For years I have taken my grandchildren to Marbles museum. It is an interactive museum where children can be involved in sports, visit and work at a grocery store, fly a rescue helicopter, drive a fir...  read more »
  • Have been here with grandson many times: all ages find their niche and grow with the offerings. Offerings are creative and change with appropriateness with age level. 
  • This place will keep your kids entertained for hours, and they have a restaurant on site. There are several different areas with different focuses and activities. The staff are great. Restaurant food ...  read more »
  • My husband and I went to the National Park Adventure movie. The screen and sound were great. The chairs were pretty comfortable. We would definitely see more movies here. Highly recommended!
  • I was surprised at how great this place is. It really is a gem in Raleigh and a is a place to bring kids over and over. Everything in the Museum is high-quality, well maintained, 99.9% of everything works and my son finds new things to play and interact with every time we go there. I highly recommend Marbles Museum to anyone with young children. To those involved in creating and sustaining Marbles Museum, thank you!
  • *Museum review, not theater* Ok, let's be honest. It's super cheap to get in so I didn't expect a ton of highly trained staff, but who we did interact with were all very friendly. This place is probably the best indoor playground I have ever seen. My four year old daughter had an amazing time. But I understand, having a similar "museum" locally, that these places aren't set up to be a learning experience, they are set up for fun, plain and simple. And there was plenty of fun to be had around every corner. There were a few things here and there that were broken/inoperable but with the amount of kids banging on things they'd have to fix things hourly to keep up. Food at the Pogo cafe place was surprisingly good. Though I think I got a total of eight fries alongside my burger. One thing of note that really surprised me was the wood working section upstairs. We were visiting from out of town but I can't imagine Raleigh somehow being the only place in America where you can give kids razor sharp saws and drills and not expect horrific consequences. We had a great time cutting and drilling wood but as I looked around (and what seems typical nowadays) and saw a lot of unattended kids wielding sharp tools. I can't believe they haven't had accident yet. Overall as long as you don't expect Smithsonian level education and you watch your kid(s) they should have a fantastic time.
  • Great theater. Is a bit expensive, but don't forget your student ID. It will take a bit of the sticker shock off. After a few visits the increasingly long description of IMAX that happens at the start of any film does get tiresome. It is still the best place to catch a movie or documentary in Raleigh by far!
  • I loved this place so much for 5 year old. It is so interactive for the kids. They have all sorts of games and activities for all ages and sizes. They have from career like activities ( pretending to be firefighters, to news casters, veterinarian, EMT, etc) they have activities to help kids learn about money; the museum also offers fun science, to learn about electricity and other science in a fun way. They also have extracurricular activities that stimulate he body like basketball, hockey, and much much more. It's an amazing place I recommend for any parent to go.
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