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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, special events and giant-screen IMAX films. Kids connect, communicate, create and learn through extraordinary adventures in play. For children ages one to 11, and adults. $5 admission, children under one and members play free. Hours: Mon., 9am-noon; Tues.-Sun., 9am-5pm (open until 7pm every Thur. and on First Friday).

General

General
  • Accepts Major Credit Cards:
  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Admission Charge $: $5.00
  • Children Welcome:
  • Elevators Indoor:
  • Gift / Retail Shop:
  • Gift Cards:
  • Monday Hours: 9am-noon; no field trip groups
  • Tuesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9am-7pm
  • Friday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Hours: 9am-5pm

Group Tour

General
  • Group Rate Available:

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Rates & Parking
  • Type of Parking: Garage, Surface Lot
Marbles Kids Museum Meeting Facility
  • Largest Room: 4,100
  • Theatre Capacity: 1,375
  • Banquet Capacity: 1,545
  • Classroom Capacity: 965
  • Reception Capacity: 5,985
  • Alcohol Allowed:
  • Any Outside Catering Allowed:
  • Indoor:
  • AV Equipment:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Chairs Provided:
  • Kitchen Facilities:
  • Linens Available:
  • Tables Provided:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Zanzibar 48 X 72       3456.00     300     200     180     250     No  
Zanzibar A 48 X 42       2016.00     200     140     120     175     No  
Zanzibar B 48 X 30       1440.00     100     65     60     75     No  
Horizon Gallery 58 X 46       2668.00     225     155     135     200     No  
Venture Hall inside Wachovia IMAX Theatre 51 X 80       4100.00     350     260     240     310     No  
Entire First Floor X                       1200     No  
Terrace X                   50     65     No  
Think Tank X           100     65     60     75     No  
Blue Lagoon-Breakout space X           60     50     50         No  
Emerald Isle-Breakout space X           40     30     40         No  
Global Village Square X                   250     500     No  
Entire Second Floor X                       600     No  
Entire Facility X                       2000     No  
The Oculus X                   50     75     No  
East Courtyard X                   200     300     No  
West Courtyard X                   40     75     No  
North Courtyard X                   70     85     No  

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PineCone Youth Jam

  • February 21, 2016
  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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Future Me Kids Career Fair at Marbles Kids Museum

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  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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Hello Hollywood: The Oscars at Marbles IMAX

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  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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Family Science Fair

  • April 23, 2016
  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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Marbles Kids Museum Imagination Ball

  • April 30, 2016
  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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Superhero Power Party

  • May 14, 2016
  • Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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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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