Marbles Kids Museum | Raleigh, NC
Please, Take the Children
It’s the perfect destination for little ones (ten and under) and the adults who love them. The museum is hands-on, minds-on and offers that rare combination of play and learning that makes everyone happy. It’s been recognized nationally for creative exhibits and bold approaches to play-based learning. There are themed exhibits, summer camps, and daily programs, plus IMAX educational and feature films, and dozens of special events. Perfect.
Want to introduce your little ones to music? Invite them to dance up and down the “stairs” in Stepnote. With each step, a musical note is heard, accompanied by colorful lights. Or, visit a new exhibit, Tree Tunes, and watch the young ones create an outdoor orchestra with chimes, xylophones, and bells. It’s a percussive musical playground. My piano teacher would have loved them both!
For budding artists, the Art Loft allows kids to unleash their free expression and creativity through painting, drawing and sculpting. In IdeaWorks, imagination takes over as children design, create and build all kinds of things, from everyday products to vehicles – and more.
Future gardeners will embrace Sun Sprouts, with its real garden. Dirty hands are a must here, as little ones explore herbs and investigate worm excavation. (No worms are hurt in this hands-on exhibit.)
And what about tomorrow’s business leaders? They’ll learn smart ways to spend and save with Moneypalooza, a colorful world of high energy and great fun.
Think your cuties are too young to learn about earning money, building budgets and spending wisely? It’s all in the realm of the possible at this imaginative exhibit.
WOW Factor: You simply can’t pass up the opportunity to expose children to intelligently conceived playtime that teaches them important lessons. In a fun-filled environment.
Hint: Dress for the weather. There are two outdoor adventure areas. You can enjoy food at the museum, or bring your own for outdoor seating. Moore Square Park is across the street and is great for a picnic. Visit the Marbles Corner Store for exclusive gear, plus toys, games and gadgets.
Learn more: marbleskidsmuseum.org
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