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Marbles will close at 3pm on Saturday, April 26 to prepare for Marbles Imagination Ball.

PNC PlayFREE Access

At Marbles Kids Museum, we believe in the power of imagination to inspire learning, and we believe strongly in our responsibility to make our unique museum experience available and accessible to all children. 

Through PNC PlayFREE Access, eligible preschools and community organizations can bring the children they serve to Marbles Kids Museum free of charge up to three times per calendar year. 

At Marbles Kids Museum, children age 10 and under engage in creative and educational play in our hands-on, minds-on exhibits and programs. Play is essential for learning and human development. When children engage in play at Marbles Kids Museum, they learn to solve problems, make decisions, recognize boundaries, express themselves and communicate with others. It is well proven that children who play do better in school and become more successful adults.

  • To apply for our PlayFREE program, please complete the PlayFREE application and return it to Corrie MacNeil via email to comacneil@marbleskidsmuseum.org or by fax to 919.834.3516.
  • Once your application is received and reviewed, you will be notified of eligibility. The review committee meets on a rolling basis.
  • Each PlayFREE visit is limited to 65 people total, including children and chaperones. A minimum chaperone-to-child ratio of 1:5 is required. 
  • PlayFREE visits must be scheduled in advance with our Groups Coordinator by calling 919.857.1049. We do not accommodate walk-in requests for free admission.

If you have any questions about applying for or participating in the PlayFREE program, please contact Corrie MacNeil at 919.857.1080.