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The museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20. IMAX at Marbles will be open. | Several downtown streets will be closed on Saturday, April 19 for the SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk. Please plan some extra time for travel. Find out more at

Kick-off to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum

Celebrate the major milestone of heading to kindergarten with playful practice for school success. Experience what it's like to hop on a school bus, make healthy food choices in a pretend cafeteria, participate in circle time, radical recess and much more! This event is free for rising kindergartners and their families.

2013 was a milestone year for Marbles too! We started our summer with the first ever Year-Round Kick-off to Kindergarten on Friday, June 7, where we welcomed 168 rising year-round kindergartners along with 379 of their family members. Our traditional school Kick-off to Kindergarten on Saturday, August 17 saw 671 rising kindergartners and 1,530 of their family members. Thanks to everyone for making 2013 a great year for kindergarten and good luck to the class of 2026!

Check out the video from this year's Kindergarten LIVE! expert panel.

Stay tuned for Year-round Kick-off to Kindergarten 2014 on June 6 and traditional school Kick-off to Kindergarten on August 16, 2014! 

2013 Sponsors and Partners






  • Be Active Kids
  • Project Enlightenment
  • UNC-TV
  • Wake County PTA
  • Wake County Public Libraries
  • Wake County Smart Start