Raleigh with Kids

If you’re traveling with children to CWPA 2016, Raleigh has a number of fantastic options for kids right downtown!

Check out Marbles Kids’ Museum, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and the NC Museum of History (all within walking distance from the conference). And if you need childcare, Marbles Kids’ Museum (http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/) offers day camps, and Right Time Kids (http://oberlin.righttimekids.com/) offers drop-in day care Monday-Saturday until late at night.

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  • 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.834.4040

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).

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  • 11 W. Jones St.
  • Raleigh, NC27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.707.9800
  • Toll-Free: 877.462.8724

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Through our exhibits, programs and field experiences, we provide visitors with opportunities to get up close and personal with science and nature.

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY

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

The Museum of History has a variety of exhibits on local, regional, and state-wise North Carolina history. Current tmporary exhibits include “Made Especially for You by Willie Kay” (a Raleigh-based dress designer) and “North Carolina’s Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith.”