In 2007, passionate mind Sally Edwards led the merger of two museums to create Marbles Kids Museum. Today, the museum and IMAX theatre attract more than 600,000 visitors every year...more
Events
28 May

Exhibition: No …

May 28, 2017 — Jan 07, 2018
No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series …
16 Sep

The Carolina Ballet …

Sep 16, 2017 — Oct 01, 2017
If you loved Carolina Ballet's The Little Mermaid last season, …
26 Sep

Bluegrass Ramble

Sep 26, 2017 — Sep 28, 2017
The Bluegrass Ramble is IBMA's innovative showcase series in …
29 Sep

PNC presents Wide …

Sep 29, 2017 — Sep 30, 2017
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass is the urban bluegrass music …
8 Oct

Downtown Raleigh …

Oct 08, 2017
A 1/2 mile of food trucks and restaurants spread out over 11 …
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Raleigh, N.C., Museums

Raleigh, N.C., is often dubbed the "Smithsonian of the South," based on an abundance of high-quality, free museums, historic attractions and educational institutions. You'll better understand what that means the instant you're warmly welcomed by our smart, savvy locals who have created and proudly carried on a number of unique visitor experiences that define the heritage and culture of our blossoming Southern metropolis.

Discover rich history and science through captivating, state-of-the-art exhibits in Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, recognizable by its three-story multimedia globe named the Daily Planet, and the North Carolina Museum of History, which brings our state's diverse history alive with an expansive permanent collection; admission is free at both museums!

If your creative side is calling out, stroll through the beautiful North Carolina Museum of Art—equally perfect for a date night out or a day with the family—or be enriched at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh), the only non-collecting contemporary art museum in the state.

Kids will have a ball at Marbles Kids Museum, led by passionate mind Sally Edwards, where they get a chance to imagine, discover and learn in dozens of hands-on exhibits and educational programs, plus take in a larger-than-life movie at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles.

Ready to start planning your educational getaway to Raleigh? Use the listings below to discover how our destination can inspire you.

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Marbles Kids Museum

  • 201 E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Delivering purposeful play in a big way, Marbles allows children to imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, birthday parties ...More

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CAM Raleigh

  • 409 W. Martin St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.261.5920

Cary Heritage Museum

  • 119 Ambassador Loop
    Cary, NC 27513
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.460.4963

City of Raleigh Museum (COR Museum)

  • 220 Fayetteville St., Ste. 100
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.996.2220

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

  • 1903 Hillsborough St.
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.515.3503

In Tandem/Movin' On Museum

  • 14917 Creedmoor Rd.
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.282.2372

Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum

  • 1126 S. Saunders St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Toll-Free: 003.9HA.RLEY
  • Phone: 919.832.2261

Little House Museum & Gallery

  • 201 N. Main St.
    Rolesville, NC 27571
  • Area: Rolesville
  • Phone: 919.271.0923

North Carolina Museum of Art

  • 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.839.NCMA

North Carolina Museum of History

  • 5 E. Edenton St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.807.7900

 

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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