Happy Birthday Marbles!
September 29 – October 2
Help us celebrate our 4th birthday with special activities all week long!
Forces of Nature
Opens Friday, September 30
Lose yourself in Forces of Nature, and find what may be cinema's biggest, baddest depictions of real-life earthquakes, volcanoes, and storms. This giant-screen movie from National Geographic and Graphic Films follows scientists on pulse-pounding quests to discover how natural disasters are triggered - without getting literally caught up in their work.
Tar Heel Tale Tellers
Saturday, October 1, 11:00am and 2:00pm
Watch as tales come to life through performances by the Tar Heel Tale Tellers, a renowned children’s literature performance company from UNC-Chapel Hill. Each performance is unique.
Wednesday, October 5, due to Marbles Big Idea Forum | Cultivating Creative Thinking
Wednesday, October 5 | 12:00pm-2:00pm. $60 per person (Table sponsorships available)
Join North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue and Progress Energy Chairman Bill Johnson to explore how innovative leadership is shaping our state. And discover Why It Pays to Play as Dr. Bowen White reveals how a playful approach will help unlock creativity and improve productivity. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://bit.ly/mPOMXr.
Family First Friday featuring the Thriller dance with NC Theatre
Friday, October 7, Museum open until 8:00pm
Bring the family out for a night of play for just $10/family (immediate household). Does your neighbor or visiting relative wanna come along? They’re only an additional $2! Great value at a great museum! Enjoy an evening of play and adventure with the NC Theatre as they lead a workshop teaching the moves to Michael Jackson’s THRILLER. Learn the moves at 6:00pm, disperse throughout the museum and at 6:45pm everyone will stop and perform! Sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Early Release Clubs (Build-It & A Doll’s World)
Friday, October 7, 1:30pm-5:00pm
Hey kids, spend fun-filled afternoons at Marbles! Choose either A Doll’s World Club or the Build-It Club to make new friends and create memories! Early Release Clubs are held on the special days throughout the year when school gets out early. Find out more at http://bit.ly/nIyTka
Real Steel: The IMAX Experience
Opens Friday, October 7
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech starring Hugh Jackman.
Saturday, October 8, 10:00am-12:00pm
Looking for the ultimate Saturday morning adventure? Grown-ups and kids join forces to build, invent, investigate, and much, much more! Together is better and more fun too!
Sing! Dance! Play!
Saturday, October 8, 3:30pm-4:00pm
Join Jammin' Baby, a presenter of Music Together®, for musical fun and exploration! Appropriate for ages birth to 5.
Science Solvers – Not So Scary Spiders!
Sunday, October 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Meet some spiders, weave a web and learn how spiders help us and aren’t so scary after all. Learn all about those creepy-crawlers with Jackie Trickel of Wake County Parks and Rec.
Little Kids Cook Class
Wednesday, October 12, 9:00am-12:00pm
Let’s get cooking! Kids prepare tasty dishes inspired by favorite storybooks. Stories come to life each class through games, activities and crafts while waiting for the timer to ding! Find out more at http://bit.ly/nIyTka
For Grown-ups! Martinis to the MAX Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles
Marbles and UNC-TV at the NC State Fair
Thursday, October 13, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Make it a MAX night every 2nd Thursday! Enjoy our signature Marbletini, mingling and a movie to the MAX with our new monthly event series, featuring an inspiring documentary. It's a perfect way to liven up a night out downtown, so join us for the ultimate movie experience! Purchase tickets now>>
October 14-October 24
The NC State Fair is just around the corner and now is your chance to join in all of the Marbleous merriment! Marbles Kids Museum is once again partnering with UNC-TV to participate in the NC State Fair. Volunteer at our award-winning, interactive pavilion and enjoy a complimentary day at the fair. Contact Liz McKee for volunteer opportunities at 919.857.1025.