Marbles Kids Museum

Marbles Kids Museum Imagine. Discover. Learn. At Marbles, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Timed-entry tickets must be purchased in advance of visit at https://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org
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Marbles Kids Museum delivers purposeful play in a BIG way. Children imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, birthday parties, special events and giant-screen IMAX films. From driving a real city bus, to walking the plank on a pirate ship, to making a birdhouse using real tools…kids connect, communicate, create and learn through extraordinary adventures in play at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh.

Mission: Marbles sparks imagination, discovery and learning through play.

Explore science while painting with toy cars.  Zoom, zoom, zoom through paint to make wheel tracks, investigate how whee...
11/17/2020

Explore science while painting with toy cars. Zoom, zoom, zoom through paint to make wheel tracks, investigate how wheels move, and be creative with color and texture.

#MarblesToGo #EarlyLearners #PlayToLearn

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Thanks to PNC’s generous support, 150 PNC PreK Packs were distributed today to WCPSS preschool classrooms. We love bring...
11/16/2020

Thanks to PNC’s generous support, 150 PNC PreK Packs were distributed today to WCPSS preschool classrooms. We love bringing hands-on, play-based learning out into our community!

#PNCGrowUpGreat #PlayMatters #Community

11/16/2020
Splotch Monsters with Michelle

Try your hand at painting in a whole new way! Mix colors, make observations and use your imagination.

#CreativeConnections #Arts #PlayToLearn

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Try your hand at painting in a whole new way! Mix colors, make observations and use your imagination. #CreativeConnections #Art #PlayToLearn

Un"bear"ably fun for the whole family! A breathtaking documentary adventure follows scientists dedicated to protecting t...
11/14/2020

Un"bear"ably fun for the whole family! A breathtaking documentary adventure follows scientists dedicated to protecting the amazing Giant Panda.

Check out showtimes & reserve tickets today - https://loom.ly/JQovwjg

#IMAX #documentary #downtownraleigh #familyfun

All aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! Follow a young boy's adventure to the North Pole as he discovers himself and a deeper love...
11/14/2020

All aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! Follow a young boy's adventure to the North Pole as he discovers himself and a deeper love for the holidays. This magical family film returns to Marbles IMAX for special holiday showings. Single-Use 3D glasses provided.

Member Tickets on sale now.*
General Admission tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 16
*Members must be logged in to gain access to their benefits.

View Showtimes & Reserve Tickets here - https://my.marbleskidsmuseum.org/26974

Private Showings available. Email Marbles Events Team to reserve the theater for your group at [email protected].

11/13/2020
Marbles LEGO Challenge: Games

Are you getting ready to play games this holiday season with your family? Why not make your own game with this flashback Friday, Marbles LEGO Challenge.

Join Scott and learn how to quickly create a dynamic domino rally or build a fun and simple dice rolling game, made entirely of LEGO. Get inspired and then use your creativity to invent your own game! Marbles LEGO Challenge is presented by Chase

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Grab your bricks and get ready to build! Join Scott and discover how to play with your LEGOs in a different way. Learn how to quickly create a dynamic domino...

We met the match! Thank you to our generous donors and our matching gift partner Chiesi for supporting Marbles when we n...
11/13/2020

We met the match! Thank you to our generous donors and our matching gift partner Chiesi for supporting Marbles when we need it most.

It's not too late to give! Marbles still has a long way to go to close the financial gap caused by the pandemic shutdown. Make your donation today to help Marbles Bounce Back! www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/bounceback

Bean Sprouts now offering full menu on weekends!   Bean Sprouts will continue to offer light snacks during weekdays in t...
11/13/2020

Bean Sprouts now offering full menu on weekends!

Bean Sprouts will continue to offer light snacks during weekdays in the museum and a full menu in the café every weekend.

Learn more about the healthy food choice Bean Sprouts offers. https://loom.ly/t2wsPJM

Celebrate the 2020 holiday season with Team Marbles – from the comfort of your home – and make family memories to last a...
11/13/2020

Celebrate the 2020 holiday season with Team Marbles – from the comfort of your home – and make family memories to last a lifetime! Peek behind the scenes to watch the elves hard at work. And for the first time ever, hear the story of the Snowflake Fairy, a special Marbles character local children have come to love.

Each ticket comes with a one-of-a-kind Party Pack for 4* and access to the interactive Evening with Elves virtual party, hosted by our team of Marbleous Elves and the Snowflake Fairy. Available for streaming starting December 4 at 6pm.

Purchase tickets today! https://loom.ly/MXUbc2U

Yesterday, Marbles Learn & Play students stirred up some fun while making Rainbow Stew during Storybook Table.  Thanks t...
11/12/2020

Yesterday, Marbles Learn & Play students stirred up some fun while making Rainbow Stew during Storybook Table.

Thanks to Del Monte and GrowingGreat for making this healthy play possible.

#BeHealthyBeActive #PlayToLearn

Marbles is closing at 4pm today due to inclement weather. If you had tickets to play this afternoon a Team Marbles membe...
11/12/2020

Marbles is closing at 4pm today due to inclement weather. If you had tickets to play this afternoon a Team Marbles member will be in contact to book you for play another day.

Is it the weekend yet? Schedule time this weekend for PLAY! Reserve your timed-entry tickets to visit Marbles. Visit my....
11/12/2020

Is it the weekend yet? Schedule time this weekend for PLAY! Reserve your timed-entry tickets to visit Marbles. Visit my.marbleskidrsmuseum.org/events to get tickets now.

#downtownraleigh #playtolearn #playmatters #weekend

11/11/2020
Describe It, Build It

Play a game of Describe It/Build It with Hardin and Diego and have fun practicing clear communication.

#Buildit #EarlyLearners #PlayToLearn

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Play a game of Describe It/Build It with Hardin and Diego and have fun practicing clear communication. #Buildit #EarlyLearners #PlayToLearn

Marbles is SOLD OUT today, Nov 11. Plan ahead for the rest of the week and reserve your timed-entry admission tickets fo...
11/11/2020

Marbles is SOLD OUT today, Nov 11.

Plan ahead for the rest of the week and reserve your timed-entry admission tickets for hands-on learning through play at Marbles.

Get your tickets at my.marbleskidsmuseum.org/events

Marbles Corner Store is brimming with unique, high quality toys, games and stocking stuffers! Get your children’s wish l...
11/10/2020

Marbles Corner Store is brimming with unique, high quality toys, games and stocking stuffers! Get your children’s wish lists ready and join us for two upcoming holiday shopping special events… including day-of promotions you don’t want to miss!

Marbles Holiday Shopping Showcase:
Tuesday, November 17 from 9am-2pm*
Thursday, November 19 from 3pm-7pm*

Questions? Email [email protected].

*Note: Special shopping hours only. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and closes at 5pm Thursdays. | Marbles adheres to CDC safety and cleaning guidelines. Face coverings required.

#shoplocal #downtownraleigh #supportnonprofits #supportmarbles #holidayshopping #gifts #playmatters

NEW! Now offering Single Day Sign-up for School-Age ProgramsFill your child’s day off from school with play at Marbles! ...
11/10/2020

NEW! Now offering Single Day Sign-up for School-Age Programs

Fill your child’s day off from school with play at Marbles! Marbles now offers a one-day Learn & Play option for K-5 students on WCPSS districtwide Asynchronous Days and School's Out Camp on teacher workdays and holidays.

Register Today! - https://loom.ly/bqRNtlU

Programs align with local, state, and CDC guidelines to provide a safe experience for participants and staff. Scholarships are available.

From grocery shopping to packing a snack, make sure you’re serving up every color of the rainbow on your plate. #PlayToL...
11/09/2020
Eat the Rainbow Final

From grocery shopping to packing a snack, make sure you’re serving up every color of the rainbow on your plate.

#PlayToLearn #HealthyHabits

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From grocery shopping to packing a snack, make sure you’re serving up every color of the rainbow on your plate. #PlayToLearn #HealthyHabits

Inspired by the Molas of Panama, create a colorful work of art with geometric patterns. #PlayToLearn #Molas #WorldWorks ...
11/08/2020

Inspired by the Molas of Panama, create a colorful work of art with geometric patterns.

#PlayToLearn #Molas #WorldWorks

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Serving PLAY at Marbles this weekend! Reserve your timed-entry tickets to visit Marbles. Visit my.marbleskidrsmuseum.org...
11/07/2020

Serving PLAY at Marbles this weekend! Reserve your timed-entry tickets to visit Marbles. Visit my.marbleskidrsmuseum.org/events to get tickets now.

#downtownraleigh #playtolearn #playmatters #weekend

11/06/2020
Marbles LEGO Challenge: Legs

It's time to think outside the brick and get a leg up with these unique LEGO builds.

From watches to castle walls, follow along with Scott as he shows you the endless possibilities of building with LEGO legs! https://youtu.be/MLAdI5l66XA

Marbles LEGO Challenge is presented by Chase.

#MarblesLEGOChallenge #BuildIt #PlayToLearn

It's time to think outside the brick and get a leg up with these unique LEGO builds. From watches to castle walls, follow along with Scott as he shows you th...

11/04/2020
Early Math with Nyeemah

Reel in some fun! Take a pretend fishing trip with Nyeemah and mix early math learning into the play. https://loom.ly/vgBA0dc

#ReadySetLearn #PlayToLearn #PlayMatters #DailyDoseOfPlay #PlayAtHome #EarlyMath

Reel in some fun! Take a pretend fishing trip with Nyeemah and mix early math learning into the play. #ReadySetLearn #PlayToLearn #PlayMatters #DailyDoseOfPl...

Did you know, at Marbles dogs can have pizza too?Marbles is open for PLAY! Wed - Sun from 10am-5pm. Reserve your timed-e...
11/03/2020

Did you know, at Marbles dogs can have pizza too?

Marbles is open for PLAY! Wed - Sun from 10am-5pm. Reserve your timed-entry admission tickets today at my.marbleskidsmuseum.org/events.

#Imagination #PlayMatters #Imagine #Discover #Learn

11/02/2020
Balloon Popping

Explore why balloons pop in this explosive experiment! Join Evan as he shows us a simple science activity that really pops.

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#PlayToLearn #Ballons #ScienceSolvers

Explore why balloons pop in this explosive experiment! Join Evan as he shows us a simple science activity that really pops.

Fold a far-flying paper airplane Design your own challenge course and put your engineering skills to the test.https://lo...
11/01/2020

Fold a far-flying paper airplane Design your own challenge course and put your engineering skills to the test.

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#MarblesToGo #PlayToLearn #BuildIt

Be a mad scientist and an artist this Halloween!  Experiment with baking soda paint and vinegar to create fizzy pumpkins...
10/31/2020

Be a mad scientist and an artist this Halloween! Experiment with baking soda paint and vinegar to create fizzy pumpkins.

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#PlayToLearn #CreativeConnections #MarblesRaleigh

Round out your day at Marbles with an awe-inspiring 45-min documentary movie!Showing this weekend at Marbles IMAX, Ralei...
10/31/2020

Round out your day at Marbles with an awe-inspiring 45-min documentary movie!

Showing this weekend at Marbles IMAX, Raleigh’s only Giant Screen… two all-time greatest documentaries: Superpower Dogs and Oceans Our Blue Planet!

Save $2 when you purchase a museum admission and a documentary ticket.

At Marbles IMAX, new safety protocols are in place including limited seating capacity. Reminder! All guests 5+ must wear a CDC-approved face covering. Please review the IMAX Reopening FAQs - www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/imax-reopening-faqs - to learn what's new before your visit.

10/30/2020
Marbles LEGO Challenge: Ghosts and Bats

Grab your bricks and get ready for a spooktacular build!

Let your imagination take flight and follow along as Scott shows you how to build your very own LEGO ghosts and bats. Marbles LEGO Challenge is presented by Chase.

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#MarblesLEGOChallenge #BuildIt #PlayToLearn

Grab your bricks and get ready for a spooktacular build! Let your imagination take flight and follow along as Scott shows you how to build your very own LEGO...

We’re so close! Chiesi USA is matching all donations up to $20,000 to help Marbles BOUNCE BACK. Donations support Marble...
10/30/2020

We’re so close! Chiesi USA is matching all donations up to $20,000 to help Marbles BOUNCE BACK.

Donations support Marbles’ recovery from the pandemic shutdown so we can continue providing powerful play during this challenging time and for generations to come.

Will you donate today and help us meet the full match?

Learn more at https://loom.ly/UDV-VyY.

#bounceback #marblesraleigh #playmatters #downtownraleigh

Bean Sprouts is fueling play while you enjoy Marbles Monster Madness! Grab a coffee, snack or pizza between 10am - 2pm. ...
10/30/2020

Bean Sprouts is fueling play while you enjoy Marbles Monster Madness! Grab a coffee, snack or pizza between 10am - 2pm.

Remember, timed-entry tickets are required for admission. Visit Marbles website - my.marbleskidsmuseum.org/events - and reserve your tickets today! 🎟️

#fuelyourplay #playmatters #marblesmonstermadness #halloween

Register today for Marbles Early Learners Playtime for kids ages 3-5!Marbles Early Learners Playtime offers your active ...
10/29/2020

Register today for Marbles Early Learners Playtime for kids ages 3-5!

Marbles Early Learners Playtime offers your active preschooler enriching experiences to learn through play and gain valuable social skills. Preschool participants ages 3-5 spend the morning playing in exhibits and participating in circle time, story time and facilitated activities with Marbles early childhood educators. Scholarships available.

Learn more about pricing and schedule visit https://loom.ly/GFVhVtk

Marbles Early Learners Playtime aligns with local, state, and CDC guidelines to provide a safe experience for participants and staff.

#marblesraleigh #playtolearn #earlylearners #playmatters

Helps kids learn to self-regulate their sweets. Halloween and other holidays come with lots of sweets and treats.  Find ...
10/29/2020

Helps kids learn to self-regulate their sweets. Halloween and other holidays come with lots of sweets and treats. Find an approach to sugar that works for your family and helps your child learn about and take ownership over their own nutrition.

Learn more - https://loom.ly/rROiZTo

#PlayfulParenting #Halloween #BeHealthyBeActive

Need help navigating the challenges of working and managing remote schooling? Marbles Learn & Play is here to help! ⠀⠀St...
10/28/2020

Need help navigating the challenges of working and managing remote schooling? Marbles Learn & Play is here to help! ⠀

Students in grades K-5 spend the day in small groups participating in live instruction in a quiet academic space, engaging in enrichment activities in an adjacent play space, exploring exhibits, and playing outdoors. Half Day and Longer Day options available. ⠀

Register today for MARBLES LEARN & PLAY! To learn more or to register visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/learn-play-programs

Marbles Learn & Play aligns with local, state, and CDC guidelines to provide a safe experience for participants and staff. ⠀

#marblesraleigh #learnandplay #playtolearn #playmatters #downtownraleigh

10/28/2020
Pumpkin Parlor

Decorate pumpkins without the mess! Join Shenette as she shows us how to turn a pumpkin into a festive friend.

#EarlyLearners #PumpkinParlor #PlayToLearn

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Decorate pumpkins without the mess! Join Shenette as she shows us how to turn a pumpkin into a festive friend. #EarlyLearners #PumpkinParlor #PlayToLearn

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201 E Hargett St
Raleigh, NC
27601

General information

Marbles is a vibrant destination for hands-on, minds-on learning and fun. Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh and ranked among NC’s top 10 attractions, Marbles serves a diverse population of families, school groups, moviegoers and community partners with dozens of playful exhibits, summer camps, IMAX documentary and feature films, special events year-round and an onsite café. Museum play experiences and larger-than-life IMAX movies spark imagination, discovery and learning, creating a foundation for academic success and emotional well-being, strengthening families and building community. Movie ticket sales help support the nonprofit children’s museum and theater field trips.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(919) 834-4040

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Are there any updates on opening? We usually travel to the area each summer and visit Marbles. Our kids love it! Just wondering if we will be able to plan a visit at all this summer. Thank you for any help!
Hi, We are supposed to be going to a birthday party at the museum this weekend. Are any steps being taken to protect against the virus? Thanks
Visited the museum with a friend today. As grandmothers we asked if we could just have a tour. The answer was yes and we had a wonderful guide. She was so pleasant and was a delight. Thank you so much.
Marbles museum snow man! He's keeping an eye on marbles today 😂😂👏👏
Marbles Kids Museum has made our Top 10! Top 10 Interesting Places to Visit in Raleigh!!! Check out the link below & please share! #CarolinaTop10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Huge shout out to Julia! Our little one loved playing with you in the Dr. Kid Vet exhibit yesterday. Thanks for making our visit to Marbles extra special! ❤️
Love the place but cleanliness not great and thinks broken in money palooza and switches devices knobs throughout are not being fixed. Same things broken for year or more still are. Ive been bringing grand daughter for 4 years and today. What is your maintenance dept doing? I'm a retired maintenance tech. Call for more discussion. Please share this. Ken
Thank you, Marbles staff, for taking a stand against gun violence and enforcing your no firearm policy today. My two boys and I visited Marbles yesterday afternoon (July 18th) where we met up with some friends. The kids were excitedly playing in the sports area upstairs while my friends and I chatted as we watched the children have a fun time. Around 4pm, my friend and I noticed a man wearing a t-shirt with patriotic images on it and a large "2nd Amendment" on the back. Upon closer inspection, we noticed that he had what looked to be a concealed firearm on his belt underneath his t-shirt. We became very unnerved at the thought of someone carrying a weapon in a space with so many children (the museum was very busy). We discussed our concerns and talked about what we thought we should do. I saw a staff member and decided to ask him if firearms are allowed at Marbles. He responded that he didn't know, but would check. He asked "Did you see someone? Conceal carry?" I said yes. A few minutes later, the same staff member came over to me and informed me that guns are not permitted at Marbles. He thanked me for reporting what I saw, and asked me to identify the man. The man was on the other side of the top level, but I was able to quickly point him out. The staff member told me that he would check on the situation. Several minutes later, the staff member came back to tell me that the issue had been addressed. He said that he spoke with the man and said "Sir, we've been notified that you may be carrying a weapon. Firearms are not permitted, so if you are carrying a weapon, we need you to please return it to your car." He said that the man simply said "Okay." The staff member thanked me again for bringing this to his attention and reassured me that other staff members were aware and would be watching the man. I saw the man downstairs about half an hour later, still with what looked like a gun under his shirt. He did not look like he was leaving the building. Knowing that staff members were watching the man, I decided to focus my attention and energy back to having a fun time with my children. I feel that the issue was handled professionally. The staff member that I interacted with was incredibly friendly and understanding of my concerns. Marbles staff, thank you for realizing that guns and kids are never a good combination, and thank you for helping to keep families safe while they play and explore the fun spaces you provide at Marbles. ❤️
Thank you Terrell for making this a great trip for Khaiden. You didn't have to take the time to make him feel better but you did and it made all the difference! Thank You
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Is marbles doing anything for easter