Marbles Kids Museum – Events, Exhibits, Camps, Programs & Films

Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 26701
Museum 919.834.4040
Theatre 919.882.IMAX

Currently Playing at IMAX

Under the Sea 3D

US01800Under The Sea 3D offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the impact that global climate change has had on ocean wilderness. The new IMAX 3D adventure transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated under sea locations on earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region, allowing them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.

Official film website:
Run time: approximately 45 minutes

Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs

MU01200In MUMMIES: SECRETS OF THE PHARAOHS, audiences will rediscover the tombs of the great pharaohs of Egypt, examining the mummification process and its role in ancient society and tour the great civilization of Egypt in the process. The film will also capture the efforts of modern scientists to tap valuable information from these uniquely preserved ancient remains. Join this part historic journey and part forensic adventure and follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. Discover just how these mysterious pharaohs lived and how they could affect today’s human genetics and possibly advance modern medicine.

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

LC01200It was the dawn of a nation — a time before the American West became known as the frontier, and little was known about what lay within. Two captains, courageous in spirit and unyielding in their dedication to their mission, led 31 people, including one woman and her infant son, to the Pacific Ocean and back. In Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West, audiences experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolds before the eyes of Lewis and Clark.

Official film website:
Run time: approximately 40 minutes

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius

VG01200Van Gogh: Brush with Genius leads viewers on a journey through the surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist’s career during which he painted more than 900 paintings. Told from the perspectives of three main characters — Ellen, a museum researcher, Peter, a film director, and Vincent van Gogh himself — Van Gogh follows in the artist’s footsteps, traveling from the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise and passing through Arles, Saint-Rémy and Paris. From the dazzling yellow of the artist’s famous cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, audiences will rediscover the source of some of the most important works in art history.

Official film website:
Run time: 37 minutes

Special Exhibit

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD Special Exhibit Opens

September 3, 2009 – January 3, 2010
adventures_logoTake MR. POTATO HEAD’s lead through on fun and educational adventures. From trips to outer space to jungle safaris and archeological digs, each activity provides engaging learning experiences.

November 2009

Disney’s A Christmas Carol: An IMAX Experience

IMAX® Film Opens Friday, November 6, 2009

AChristmasCarol3-DImaxEbeneezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman), and his cheery nephew (Colin Firth). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come (all played by Carrey) take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late.

Official film website:
Rated: PG
Run time: Approximately 93 minutes

A Classic Tale Comes to Life in IMAX
No hum-bug about it!
Friday, November 6
6:00pm-9:00pm at the IMAX Theatre
Opening night of Disney’s A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience will take you back to 19th Century England with caroling, confections, cheer and characters straight out of Dicken’s classic tale from Theatre in the Park‘s A Christmas Carol!

Buy your tickets today for opening night to get a double dose of festive features.

Enter to win the IMAX Theatre at Marbles Holiday Gift Package onsite in the IMAX Lobby or online by joining the IMAX Theatre’s email list, Get Connected.

First Fridays Kids Camp

Friday, November 6, 2009
6:00pm – 9:00pm
First Fridays Kids Camp is now available to everyone! Children ages 3 to 10 enjoy a night out without parents – sharing dinner, exploring the museum and making new friends. Parents are free to experience downtown Raleigh’s First Fridays festivities, while Marbles camp counselors host a special adventure that kids can call their very own!

Call your neighbor, your playgroup and your best friend because First Fridays Kids Camp is now available to everyone! Don’t miss out on a night of fun for the WHOLE family.

Register online at or by phone at 919.857.1022. Pre-registration is required. Limited space available for 3 year olds.
Registration deadline is Thursday at 5:00pm the day before each camp.

Hooray for Ballet

Saturday, November 21, 2009
Marbles Kids Museum and the Carolina Ballet are teaming up for ballet play that is sure to keep to keep you on your toes. Ballet is a fun way for kids to get healthy, active and creative!

Holly Raleigh Kidsmas CD Release Party

Saturday, November 21, 2009
12:00pm-3:00pm in Venture Hall
Jam to the sounds of local kids’ bands Mommie and Sandbox as we celebrate the release of the annual Holly Raleigh Christmas CD featuring some of Raleigh’s best and brightest bands. This event is free and open to the public.

Museum and IMAX Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26, 2009
The museum and IMAX Theatre will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

December 2009

An Evening With Elves
Friday, December 11, 2009

Have a flurry of fun at this delightful family fundraiser benefiting Marbles Kids Museum. The festive holiday party includes:
· Dinner, Drinks & Dessert for the whole family
· Live Music by Sandbox Kids & Family Fun Band
· Frolic in Real Snow
· Meet & Greet our Elves
· Dress in your PJs & Boots!

Tickets are on sale now online and at the Museum Welcome Desk. Party proceeds benefit the Imagination Fund at Marbles Kids Museum.

Family Fun Night
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Marbles Kids Museum presents Family Fun Night. A coalition of organizations dedicated to the support of and service to the special needs community have teamed up with the museum to develop an evening of museum adventure for kids 10 and under with special needs and their families. This after-hours event will allow the kids to experience the museum in a more calm, less crowded environment. Museum exhibits offer opportunities for the kids to enhance their language development and social skills through purposeful play.

This event is free for kids with special needs and their families.

Museum and IMAX Open for Winter Break
Monday, December 21, 2009
The museum will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The IMAX theatre will be in regular operation. Please check for more information.

Museum Closed, IMAX Open on Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2009

The museum will be closed on Christmas Eve. The IMAX Theatre will be in regular operation. Please check for more information.

Museum Closed, IMAX Open on Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2009

The museum will be closed in observance of Christmas Day. The IMAX Theatre will be in operation. Please check for more information.

Museum and IMAX Open for Winter Break
Monday, December 28, 2009

The museum will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The IMAX Theatre will be in regular operation. Please check for more information.

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Bob has over thirty years experience as Creative Director at notable advertising and marketing agencies in Manhattan and Raleigh. Bob's creative has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Packaging Design Council, Magazine Design, NY Art Directors Club. In addition, Bob has been published in Graphic Design USA, American Design, and the Creativity Annual. In 2008, Bob was honored to Judge the International Association of Visual Artists "Davey Awards" for interactive and web design. Bob's passion for the arts has led him to utilize his talent and experience in support of the arts here in the Triangle by creating Triangle Arts and Entertainment.