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First Friday Kids Camp


First Friday Kids Camp

Kids have a night out to call their own! First Friday Kids Camp is a unique experience that includes museum play and making new friends, while exploring unique activities each month. Parents are free to experience downtown Raleigh's First Friday festivities, see an IMAX movie (IMAX schedule) or simply relax while kids embark on their own adventure.




Preschool and Elementary School (separate groups)


First Fridays of the month from 5:30-8:30pm


$25 for the first child
$10 for each additional child

$30 for the first child
$15 for each additional child

2013-2014 Dates

July 5
August 2
September 6 (3-5 year old SOLD OUT; spots still available K-5)
October 4 
November 1 SOLD OUT
January 3
February 7
March 7 (Elementary school camp sold out; 1 spot left in preschool camp.)
April 4 (Preschool camp sold out; elementary camps spots still available.)
May 2
June 6

*If you would like to be on the waitlist, please email us!*

Important Information about First Friday Kids Camp

  • Dinner is not provided in First Friday Kids Camp. Campers are welcome to pack a dinner that they can eat during arrival time from 5:30-6pm. Those who choose not to bring dinner may start to play in the activity room next to the eating area. As campers finish eating, they will join in the play time until themed activities begin at 6pm. In consideration of children with allergies, please do not send any food containing nuts or peanut butter.
  • Important numbers:
    • Camp mobile phone: 919.815.4120
    • Main museum phone: 919.834.4040
  • All campers must be potty-trained (no pull-ups).
  • For the health and well-being of all, a child with a contagious illness within 24 hours of the camp date may not attend camp. Contagious illness includes a cold, cough, sore throat, excessively runny/stuffy nose, fever, chills, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), diarrhea or vomiting.
  • All street parking in downtown Raleigh is free after 5pm unless posted otherwise. However, the lot located behind the museum is a 24-hour paid lot.
  • Parents must provide a phone number where they or a designated emergency contact can be immediately reached during camp. This phone contact will be used in the event that a camper becomes sick or exhibits behavior that excessively disrupts the camp experience. In either instance, parents are expected to promptly return to pick up their child and no refund will be issued.
  • All children must be picked up by 8:30pm. Marbles will assess a late pick-up fee of $1 per minute for every minute after 8:30pm until a child is picked up. (Example: If you are 15 minutes late, you will be charged an additional $15). Marbles Kids Museum reserves the right to charge this fee to the method of payment used for the event, or to collect late fees at pickup.
  • Cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance in order to receive a refund.