Fun Raleigh Children’s Attraction
Playspace and Exploris have combined to form a hands-on, interactive museum for children and their families in downtown Raleigh, NC.
With the opening of Marbles Kids Museum, children living in or visiting the Raleigh, NC area have a fun new place to learn, play and explore with their families. The museum is geared toward families with children ages birth to twelve and features four indoor galleries, two outdoor escapes, and an IMAX theater.
The mission of the Marbles Kids Museum is to inspire imagination, discovery, and learning through extraordinary adventures in play and larger-than-life IMAX experiences. Throughout the Raleigh children’s museum, kids get to build and create and learn about world cultures in larger-than-life interactive galleries.
Fun, Interactive Exhibits at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh
One popular gallery at the Marbles Kids Museum is the Around Town Gallery where kids can be everything from a farmer feeding and caring for animals in their stalls to a Broadway performer putting on shows with costumes and props for an audience.
This fun gallery features 12 exhibits that children can explore including an ambulance, a fishing boat, a delivery truck, a grocery store, a restaurant, a train, a treehouse, a reading area, and an underwater crawling area for babies under one.
Play and Learn With Water at the Marbles Kids Museum
Water and other liquids are the main attraction in this fun-filled Splash Gallery. There are two large water towers where water flows freely to tables filled with toys.
There is a Liquid Art Lab where children can create and explore with paint and other liquid supplies. Under the Waves is a dark cove with stars projected onto the ceiling and walls and a floor filled with soft toys such as, a fish pillow that encourages kids to pretend and explore.
A huge wooden pirate ship with all the accouterments is the fourth exhibit in this gallery where you can find pirates of all ages engaged in swash-buckling fun. This gallery is not only a kid’s favorite but a parent one also. “Loving the water!” is how Shandi Creek of Raleigh, NC puts it.
Marbles Kids Museum Corner Store
The museum gift shop features educational souvenirs for children of all ages. You can find books, toys, games, CDs, T-shirts, and more. Souvenir prices range from $1 on up.
Raleigh Marbles Kids Museum Information
- Marbles is located at 201 East Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh, NC.
- Admission is $5 for all visitors over age one with additional fees for the IMAX theater.
- The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9m until 5pm and Sundays from 12pm until 5pm.
- Marbles offer full-day and half-day camps year-round for students in preschool, elementary and middle school. Call (919) 843-3516 for details.
- Birthday party packages are available starting at $150. Visit their website for details.
Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh features many interactive, fun exhibits for children ages birth through twelve. Kid and their families can visit Marbles to learn and play for a day, sign up for camp, attend a special event, or host a birthday party. For the most up-to-date information about exhibits, special events, camps and birthday parties visit the Marbles Kids Museum website.