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Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre Events Calendar | May 2013

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

Little Kids Cook – Salsa-riffic
Wednesday, May 1 or Thursday, May 23 | 9am-12pm
Ages 3-5
$30 per class for members | $35 per class for non-members
It’s a fiesta! Our little chefs will be elbows deep in tomatoes and veggies making “So Simple Salsa” and fixing homemade tortillas. We’ll have fun reading Chicks and Salsa and crafting a cactus that never needs watering. Sponsored by Harris Teeter. Visit for more info.ironman3-poster-watermark-j

Iron Man 3 3D in IMAX at Marbles
Opens Friday, May 3 with a special preview Thursday, May 2
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. For tickets and show times, visit

Playdate with an Artist | featuring Georges Le Chevallier
Friday, May 3 — Saturday, May 18
Playdate with an Artist brings local artists to the museum for hands-on, minds-on creative inspiration. The series focuses on Marbles Create|Innovate initiative, giving kids the tools and resources to imagine, invent, experiment and solve. Join local artist Georges Le Chevallier throughout the month of May as we play with wind and art. Help Georges make the melodies of a wind chime a feature in Hideaway Grove. Bring the kids to create some elements of the wind-chime or make a mini wind chime for your own backyard. Drop-in and innovate! For a list of activities with the artist, visit .This project is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

Create|Innovate on First Friday at Marbles
Friday, May 3 | 5-8pm – OPEN LATE!
The Triangle Youth String Sinfonia will be at Marbles to wow us with an interactive performance. Bring the family and enjoy these 7th-12th graders and their talents on the violin, viola, cello and bass. Engineer your own instrument out of recycled items. It’s never too early or too late to learn about music!

First Friday Kids Camp
Friday, May 3 | 5:30-8:30pm
Ages 3-5 and K5-11
$20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child for members
$25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child for non-members
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.

All Dolled Up – Totally 80s Camp-in (General Public – Girls Only)
Saturday, May 4 | 6pm-9am
$45 per person; 6pm-9am
$22 per person for late night only; 6-9:30pm It’s a slumber party to the max for you and your favorite American Girl doll as we go totally 80s, from scrunchies to leg warmers. Pick a righteous hairdo for your doll at our beauty salon, make totally tubular matching jewelry and more! Get stoked for a visit to The Cupcakery followed by a totally 80s dance party! After sleeping in the museum, wake to a continental breakfast and, like, a totally rad screening of an IMAX movie. Dinner, snack and breakfast are included. Pre-registration required. Register online at
*All Dolled Up Camp-In program is not endorsed by, sponsored by or affiliated with American Girl Brands, LLC. **Children must be accompanied by a female adult over the age of 18. We ask that each adult be responsible for no more than five children.

Around Town Closed for Exciting Renovations
Starting Tuesday, May 7
Around Town will be temporarily closed for exciting changes! Kids will soon get to experience modern North Carolina agriculture in a new On the Farm exhibit and will enjoy expanded train tables and a renovated performance stage for puppet play. To accommodate these exciting renovations, Around Town will close on Tuesday, May 7, with a grand re-opening on Saturday, June 1.

Little Kids Learn – Nature! Backyard Explorers
Thursday, May 9 | 9am-12pm
Ages 3-5
$30 per class for members | $35 per class for non-members
Kids dig deeper into the mysteries of their own backyards. We’ll investigate the plants and creatures that call your backyard home and learn how to look for science just beyond the back door. Pre-registration required. Register online at

Garden Sprouts – Trash to Treasure
Saturday, May 11 | 10:30-11:30am
Join us in the garden with special guests from CompostNow! Learn about composting and help lighten the load on the way to the landfill.

Moms Rock!
Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 | 9am-5pm
Is your mom the coolest? Help us pay tribute to rockin’ moms everywhere by learning to make and maneuver the perfect breakfast-in-bed tray. We’ll create slammin’ Mother’s Day presents and have fun making Mom feel like a star on her special day.


Star Trek Into the Darkness 3D in IMAX at Marbles
Opens Wednesday, May 15
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the sequel follows another chapter of the USS Enterprise crew’s exploration into the unknown. Returning to their posts on the Enterprise are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Bruce Greenwood. For tickets and show times, visit

Garden Gourmet
Saturday, May 18 | 10:30-11:30am
Create a delicious recipe using spring’s freshest harvest from farms across NC. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

Guest Star Scientist – Worm World
Sunday, May 19 | 1-3pm
What do you know about worms? Join guest star scientist Jackie Trickel from Wake County Parks and learn about these incognito invertebrates—how they help our soil, how they live and all about their slime.

Target $2 Tuesday Night
Tuesday, May 21 | 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.

Subway Sunday – Fresh Fit Fun
Sunday, May 26 | 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.

Museum Open for Memorial Day
Monday, May 27 | 9am-5pm
Marbles Kids Museum will be open for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, from 9am-5pm.

Stars, Stripes and Celebration!
Monday, May 27 | 9am-5pm
We’ll have a blast welcoming back summer and celebrating the USA with Memorial Day play! Join us for a Star-Spangled Dance Party, Fireworks Painting, Rocket Science and more spring into summer fun.

Sing! Dance! Play!
Wednesday, May 29 | 3:30-4pm
Join Jammin’ Baby, a presenter of Music Together®, for musical fun and exploration. Appropriate for ages birth to five.

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