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Marbles Kids Museum

Marbles Kids Museum Review

This 84,000-square-foot cathedral of play and learning is aimed at children 10 and younger. Everything is hands-on, so your child is free to fill a shopping cart in the marketplace, don a fireman's hat, clamber through the cab of a city bus, scale the crow's nest of a three-story pirate ship, or splash in numerous water stations. Older children can play chess with 2-foot pawns, perform simple science experiments, or learn about the value of cash at the Moneypalooza exhibit. Toddler Hollow, designed with an enchanted forest in mind, is meant for kids under 2. The space's wide-open design and its architectural details, including a suspension bridge and a courtyard with a 6-foot marble fountain, give adults something to look at as well. There's also an IMAX theater.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Downtown, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Map It
  • Phone: 919/834–4040
  • Cost: Museum $5; museum and IMAX $10–17
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Raleigh
Updated: 10-12-2012

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