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Marbles Kids Museum
Address: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Phone: 919.834.4040
 
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. For children ages one to 11, and adults. $7 admission, children under one and members play free. Hours: daily, 9am-5pm (open until 7pm every Thur. and on First Friday).

Triangle Rock Club
Address: 102 Pheasant Wood Ct., Morrisville, NC 27560
Area: Morrisville/The Research Triangle Park
 
Triangle Rock Club (TRC) is home to two of the Southeast's premier indoor climbing and fitness centers. With Triangle-area locations in Morrisville (27,000 sq.ft) and North Raleigh (21,400 sq.ft), and terrain levels for all abilities, TRC offers something for everyone! Each state-of-the-art location includes both lead and top-rope climbing, expansive bouldering terrain and comprehensive fitness areas and equipment to take your training to the next level. TRC provides fitness classes, yoga, Pilates, climbing instruction, camps, programs, corporate events, parties and more!

Videri Chocolate Factory
Address: 327 W. Davie St., Ste. 100, Raleigh, NC 27601
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Phone: 919.755.5053

The chocolate production equipment is on display and makes for excellent conversation pieces. Tour the self-guided factory floor and witness all the chocolate making magic from start to finish, or enjoy the outdoor patio to relax and enjoy your organic chocolate.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Phone: 919.707.9800

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the Southeast’s largest natural history museum, complete with its Nature Exploration Center and Nature Research Center, with four floors of exhibits, live animals, gift shops and cafés.
In the Nature Exploration Center, you can view more than a dozen exhibits from coastal to prehistoric North Carolina, see a live sloth in the Living Conservatory, engage in hands-on activities in the Discovery Room and experience life as a bug in the Arthropod Zoo. Here, you can also visit the world’s most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur, the “Terror of the South.”
Head to the Nature Research Center where you can get a glimpse of a different side of natural science with labs, weather centers and ocean, fossils and space exhibits plus a 10,000-gallon aquarium.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free general admission.
 
North Carolina Museum of History
Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Phone: 919.807.7900

The North Carolina Museum of History, located in downtown Raleigh, showcases more than 14,000 years and 150,000 artifacts of N.C. history, from native inhabitants to the 20th century. Dozens of exhibits are on display focusing on a variety of eras in state history.
Museum hours are Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, and Sun., noon-5pm.

North Carolina Railroad Museum & New Hope Valley Railway
Address: 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, NC 27562
Area: Apex
Phone: 919.362.5416

Located 30 minutes from Raleigh, visitors can enjoy a one-hour ride behind a real locomotive. Learn about railroad history at the N.C. Railroad Museum, watch the G-Scale garden railroad and visit the gift shop. Trains operate April-Dec. Visit the website for special events, dates, times and ticket prices.

State Farmers Market, Raleigh
Address: 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh, NC 27603
Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Phone: 919.733.7417

More than fresh vegetables, it’s a family adventure. Considered one of the nation’s best and most modern markets, visitors enjoy 75 acres of indoor/outdoor specialty shops, restaurants and garden center, with fruits, vegetables, meats, and gift products from across the state. Free admission. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 5am-6pm; Sun., 8am-6pm.