Marbles Kids Museum


History Marbles Kids Museum opened our doors on September 29, 2007. The crowd was wowed when we unveiled our new name and new exhibits after a suspenseful 24-day transformation that followed the merger of Exploris and Playspace. Why Marbles? A wall that wraps around the museum is filled with more than one million marbles that light up at night. And Marbles is a nickname for brains. At Marbles Kids Museum, kids are encouraged to use their marbles - learning new things through imagination, discovery and play. Mission Statement Marbles sparks imagination, discovery and learning through play. Ready Set Learn. Play builds intellectual, social and emotional skill for success in learning and in life. Be Healthy Be Active. Play promotes physical development and good health. Create Innovate. Play encourages imagination, creativity and self-expression. Explore Experiment. Play leads to discovery and kindles curiosity. Connect. Play teaches cooperation and collaboration, strengthens families and unites our community. Our Play-losophy We believe play contributes to intellectual growth, social and emotional well-being and physical development. We believe play helps develop 21st century workers who are able to solve problems, apply ideas, create, innovate, communicate and connect with others. We believe play unites communities around the critical importance of the childhood experience. We believe play strengthens families.

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What makes this business unique? Ready Set Learn. Be Healthy Be Active. Explore.

Imagine. Discover. Learn. At Marbles Kids Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


201 E Hargett St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States

Marbles Kids Museum is located at 201 East Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh, at the corner of Hargett and Blount, across from Moore Square.

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Monday - Sunday 9am-5pm (open until 7pm every Thursday and on First Friday)

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(919) 834-4040

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