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Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre Events Calendar | March 2013

Marbles Kids Museum

Marbles Kids Museum

Hours: Tues-Sun 9am-5pm; closed most Mondays

First Friday at Marbles – Picture Perfect
Friday, March 1 | 5-8pm – OPEN LATE!
Create unique self or family portraits in the Art Loft. Create | Innovate every First Friday night at Marbles as part of downtown Raleigh’s monthly art celebration. Also enjoy store deals at Marbles Corner Store.
*First Friday food trucks at Marbles have been suspended during the winter months.

First Friday Kids Camp
Friday, March 1 | 5:30-8:30pm
Ages 3-5 and K5-11
Drop off your kids at Marbles for an evening of fun on their own, while you dine, shop, or simply relax. Pre-registration required. Visit for more info.

Future Vet Presentation Sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital
Saturday, March 2 | 1-2pm
Calling all future vets and animal lovers! Participate in Banfield Pet Hospital’s FutureVet® interactive program led by a veterinarian. Kids explore careers in pet health, meet a therapy dog and graduate with a FutureVet® certificate.

Overnight Camp-in – Night at the Toy Factory (for Y-Guides & Y-Princesses)
Saturday, March 2
$45 per person for overnight: 6pm (ends Sunday at 9am)
$22 per person for late night only; 6-9:30pm
Fill up the toy chest with your own creations after a Night at the Marbles Toy Factory! Using common items, surprising materials and your imagination, kid and dad teams will tinker with tools and build toys while exploring the museum. Begin with dinner, then enjoy just the evening activities or stay and spend the night in the exhibits — the choice is yours! Overnight guests wake to a continental breakfast and special screening of an IMAX movie. All campers will receive a Marbles patch. Pre-registration required. Visit to register online.

Oz: The Great and Powerful 3D in IMAX at Marbles
Opens Friday, March 8
Oz The Great and Powerful imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. The crystal–clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. For tickets and show times, visit

Energy Innovators – Wind Energy
Sunday, March 10 | 2:30-3:30pm
Design your own wind turbine while exploring the power of wind!

Hoorah for Ballet
Saturday, March 16 | 10am-12pm
Play with contemporary and classical dance styles. Raleigh Dance Theatre will give a performance and workshop based around their upcoming ballet Coppelia.

Science Solvers Guest Star – North Carolina State University High-powered Rocket Club
Sunday, March 17 | 1-3pm
Blast Off! Explore rockets and the forces that send things soaring with guest star scientists from the NCSU High-powered Rocket Club. Continue your space adventure and watch Hubble 3D in IMAX at Marbles at 2:40pm. Purchase a combo ticket to the museum and Hubble 3D and save $2 on museum admission!

Target $2 Tuesday Night
Tuesday, March 19 | 5-8pm
Bring the family for a night of play for just $2 per person! As always, members play free. Join our friends from Target for story time and illustrate your very own Marbleous book. Sponsored by Target.


Pirate Adventure Fest
Saturday, March 23 | 10-11:30am
$18/members; $20/non-members (includes one child & one adult)
Ahoy matey! Do ye’ have what it takes to be a pirate? Pirates-in-practice and their grown-ups are invited to embark on a new adventure together at Marbles! Learn how to work, play, walk and talk like a pirate. Hear the untold legend of how The Blue Marble shipwrecked on our shores. Create yer’ custom flag and eye patch, hone yer’ plank-walking skills and fuel up with a sea-worthy snack. Pre-registration is required. Register online at

Elementary School’s Out Camp
Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 | 9am-5pm
Members – $50/day; Non-members – $56/day
Kids have exciting camp adventures with fun-filled days of museum discovery and unique classroom activities on the days they have off but you don’t! Pre-registration required. Extended care available. Visit to register and for more info.

Little Kids Learn – Little Big Art
Thursday, March 28 | 9am-12pm
Members – $30/class; Non-members – $35/class
Preschoolers explore art, science, music and more – the Marbles way, through PLAY! Natural curiosities lead to learning opportunities, new friends and fun. Pre-registration required. Visit to register and for more info.


G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D in IMAX at Marbles
Opens Friday, March 29
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, and Dwayne Johnson. The story is based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe characters. For tickets and show times, visit

Subway Sunday – Fresh Fit Fun
Sunday, March 31 | 9am-5pm
Get your heart pumping with a special focus on fresh-fit fun activities in the museum throughout the day. Held the last Sunday of each month in partnership with Subway.

Baby Time
Ages 0-12 months and their grown-up
4-Week Series starts Friday, April 5 | 9:15-10:15am
Series dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
4-week series: Members – $15 | Non-members – $35
Per class: Members – $5 | Non-members – $10
Bond with baby as you introduce him/her to sensory experiences alongside a Marbles baby play expert. Discover a new world of play together at Marbles! Pre-registration required. Register online at Sponsored by Carolina Parent.

Toddlers Together
Ages 12-36 months and their grown-up
4-Week Series starts Tuesday, April 2 | 9:15-10:45am
Series dates: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
4-week series: Members – $15 | Non-members – $35
Per class: Members – $5 | Non-members – $10
Gather in Toddlers Hollow for playful group time with action songs and finger plays, followed by hands-on exploration where toddlers develop social, cognitive, and motor skills. Pre-registration required. Register online at





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Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre
919 834-4040
Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre
919 834-4040
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