Make a Note :

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

Summer Camps

 


Summer camp at Marbles Kids Museum offers an extraordinary adventure! Camps are for children ages 3-12. Sign up for morning or afternoon sessions or register for one of each and build a full day's schedule, which includes FREE lunch bunch supervision.

*Children must be potty-trained. No pull-ups.

Schedule

8-9am | AM Extended Care
9am-12pm | AM Camp
12-1pm | Lunch Bunch
1-4:30pm | PM Camp
4:30-5:30pm | PM Extended Care

Cost

Half-Day Camp
Member $125/week | Non-member $140/week

Full-Day Camp
Member $250/week | Non-member $280/week

Extended care per week: $30/type
Extended care is only for elementary & middle school campers. Preschool campers can add lunch bunch, but are not eligible for AM or PM extended care. 

Materials Fees
$30/Kids Cook | $20/IMAX in Motion 

Summer Camp Deposit
A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your space in camp. The balance is due by Wednesday, May 15. We will automatically charge credit cards on file for balance payments unless other arrangements are made before May 15.

Financial Assistance
Marbles Kids Museum offers a limited number of camp scholarships to families that demonstrate financial need. Click here for the 2014 scholarship application>>

Lunch Bunch


Lunch supervision is FREE for full-day campers and available for an additional $30 per week for half-day campers. Campers must bring their own lunch.

2014 Summer Camp Calendar

Camps are designed based upon the age of campers as of June 1, 2014.

All AM camp sessions for ages 5-6 and older include one IMAX movie per week.

 

June 9-13
Ages
3–4
AM Pirates & Princesses SOLD OUT
June 16-20
Ages
3–4
AM Kids Cook: Storybook Kitchen SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Wonder Lab SOLD OUT
PM Kids Cook: Cook a Book
Ages
7–8
AM Super Spy
PM Energy Innovators
June 23–27
Ages
3–4
AM Curious George Goes to Camp SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Magic Treehouse Adventures
PM Messy Art SOLD OUT
Ages
7–8
AM Abra-Kid-Dabra
PM Kids Cook: Passport to Flavor
Ages
9–10
AM Duct Tape Jam 
PM Crime Lab Conundrums
Ages
11–12
FULL DAY Marbles Cooking Academy
June 30 - July 4: No camps held this week.
July 7–11
Ages
3–4
AM Silly Science SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Kids Cook: Snack Pack 2 SPOTS LEFT
PM Constructioneers SOLD OUT
Ages
7–8
AM Crash Test Lab SOLD OUT
PM Kids Cook: Farm to Fork
Ages
9–10
AM Diggin' Downtown 
PM Fun with Physics
Ages
11–12
FULL DAY Design Camp
July 14–18
Ages
3–4
AM Pirates & Princesses SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Pet Vet SOLD OUT
PM Water, Water Everywhere SOLD OUT
Ages
7–8
AM Big Art SOLD OUT
PM Extreme Doll Makeover SOLD OUT
Ages
9–10
AM Crime Lab Conundrums
PM Kids Cook: Chef All-Stars
Ages
11–12
FULL DAY Leaders in Training
July 21–25
Ages
3–4
AM Colorful World of Eric Carle SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Messy Art SOLD OUT
PM Wonder Lab
Ages
7–8
AM Kids Cook: Passport to Flavor 1 SPOTSLEFT
PM Super Spy 1 SPOT LEFT
Ages
9–10
AM Duct Tape Jam SOLD OUT
PM Kids Cook: Dinner's On!
Ages
11–12
FULL DAY Newsmakers
July 28–August 1
Ages
3–4
AM Backyard Explorers SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Kids Cook: Cook a Book SOLD OUT
PM Pet Vet SOLD OUT
Ages
7–8
AM Abra-Kid-Dabra
PM Big Art 2 SPOTS LEFT
Ages
9–10
AM Diggin' Downtown
PM Kid Carpentry
August 4–8
Ages
3–4
AM Kids Cook: Storybook Kitchen SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Constructioneers 1 SPOT LEFT
PM Water, Water Everywhere SOLD OUT
Ages
7–8
AM Energy Innovators
PM Kids Cook: Farm to Fork
Ages
9–10
AM Kids Cook: Chef All-Stars
PM Fun with Physics
August 11–15
Ages
3–4
AM Curious George Goes to Camp SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Magic Treehouse Adventures 2 SPOTS LEFT
PM Kids Cook: Snack Pack 2 SPOTS LEFT
Ages
7–8
AM Super Spy SOLD OUT
PM Crash Test Lab SOLD OUT
Ages
9–10
AM Kids Cook: Best of Summer Recipes
PM Best of Marbles Summer Camps
August 18–22
Ages
3–4
AM Colorful World of Eric Carle SOLD OUT
Ages
5–6
AM Best of Marbles Summer Camps
PM Kids Cook: Best of Summer Recipes SOLD OUT
Ages
7–8
AM Kids Cook: Best of Summer Recipes
PM Best of Marbles Summer Camps
August 25–29
Ages
3–4
AM Silly Science

Camp Descriptions

AGES 3-4

Backyard Explorers
Jump into the backyard and discover the great outdoors. Explore birds, plants, trees and other amazing things living just beyond the back door.

Colorful World of Eric Carle
Favorites such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Polar Bear, Polar Bear come to life through art, music, movement, stories, cooking and games.

Curious George Goes to Camp
No monkeying around—curious little campers will love to hear about George’s latest adventures!

Kids Cook: Storybook Kitchen
Roll up your sleeves, tie on your aprons, open a book and begin to cook! Prepare tasty dishes inspired by favorite storybooks.

Pirates & Princesses
Set sail for the land of make believe. Young buccaneers and princesses take in tall tales and create a fantastical world of treasures and tiaras.

Silly Science
Science doesn’t have to be so serious – it can be silly too! Songs, books and hands-on experiences in our “do touch” environment introduce science in a fun and engaging way.

 

AGES 5-6

Constructioneers
If you can dream it, you can build it! Use all types of materials to plan, design and build structures. See in new ways by learning all about construction.

Kids Cook: Cook a Book
Tales can be tasty! Enjoy cooking delicious dishes from the pages of your favorite books.

Kids Cook: Snack Pack
Stop your next snack attack in its tracks. Uncover ingredients for never-ending snack options and learn to make delicious treats that give you energy between meals.

Magic Tree House Adventures
Discover dinosaurs, play with primates and run with rainforest critters in this camp based on the books from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

Messy Art
Art is awesome when it’s drippy, goopy and loads of fun! Make a creative mess and learn a lot about art along the way.

Pet Vet
Crazy for cats? Dreaming of dogs? Discover new and amazing things about pets and the doctors who take care of them in a week full of feathers and fur.

Water, Water, Everywhere
Welcome to the world of water with a week of water play, water games, water art, water music and water, water everywhere!

Wonder Lab
Equipped with lab coats, goggles and curiosity, campers open up the fun world of science. Experiment, observe and discover!

Kids Cook: Best of Marbles
We’re bringing back the yummiest dishes of the summer. Your cookbook will be bursting with delicious recipes straight from the Camp Marbles Kitchen.

Best of Marbles Summer Camps
Summer’s going out with a bang as we take the greatest hits of the camp season for a final spin. Guaranteed to be F-U-N!



AGES 7-8

Abra-Kid-Dabra
Amaze your friends and fool your family with cool illusions, card tricks and sleight-of-hand techniques. There’s nothing up our sleeves except a thrilling week of hocus-pocus!

Big Art
Explore art in an oversized way through creative and challenging projects. THINK BIG!

Crash Test Lab

Dream…design…destroy! Experience science in action as we launch, drop or smash creations in our crash test lab.

Energy Innovators

High voltage fun awaits in this camp all about energy. Experiment and play with concepts that shine light on how we use energy to fuel our day.

Extreme Doll Makeover
Become a mini fashion stylist! Design and make clothes, accessories and hairstyles that give your doll a whole new look.

Kids Cook: Farm to Fork
From cow to carton and wheat to bread, discover the journey our food takes to make it to our table. Cook up tasty dishes along the way.

Kids Cook: Passport to Flavor
Travel the world to create and experience the food of different cultures during this original and most popular Kids Cook camp!

Super Spy
Conduct surveillance, break secret codes and practice undercover maneuvers. Your mission, should you choose to accept it is…to have fun!

Kids Cook: Best of Marbles
We’re bringing back the yummiest dishes of the summer. Your cookbook will be bursting with delicious recipes straight from the Camp Marbles Kitchen.

Best of Marbles Summer Camps
Summer’s going out with a bang as we take the greatest hits of the camp season for a final spin. Guaranteed to be F-U-N!


 

AGES 9-10  

Crime Lab Conundrums
Use science and street smarts to track down the criminals in this week full of evidence and investigation. Learn techniques that real crime-solvers use to crack the case!

Duct Tape Jam
Have a stick-tastic good time designing and constructing projects out of duct tape. Let your creativity and imagination roll!

Diggin’ Downtown
Hop on the R-Line and investigate the history, mystery and fun downtown Raleigh has to offer. Play tourist, see the sights and hit high points on Fayetteville Street and beyond.

Fun with Physics
Did you know the science of physics is buried in the games and toys you play with every day? Design and create your own toys and play games that introduce you to the fun side of physics.

Kid Carpentry
Kids are born to build! Using real tools and wood, discover the joy of designing and building projects. Meet the exhibit designers at Marbles and get a behind-the-scenes tour of their workshop.

Kids Cook: Dinner’s On!
Ring the dinner bell—it’s time to eat! Cook full dinners with newly discovered culinary skills after just one week of camp.

Kids Cook: Chef All-Stars
From Rachael Ray to Guy Fieri, dig into recipes that made the chefs you love famous and see if you’ve got what it takes to be an all-star chef!

Kids Cook: Best of Marbles
We’re bringing back the yummiest dishes of the summer. Your cookbook will be bursting with delicious recipes straight from the Camp Marbles Kitchen.

Best of Marbles Summer Camps
Summer’s going out with a bang as we take the greatest hits of the camp season for a final spin. Guaranteed to be F-U-N!

AGES 11-12

Newsmakers
Make your mark in the world of media communications by exploring what makes a good news story and why. Go backstage at the IMAX Theatre and local news rooms to explore the power of visual imagery and compelling stories.

Leaders in Training
Tackle fun and challenging team-building activities in the morning and take on real-world experiences with supervised volunteer work at Marbles in the afternoon.

Design Camp
Re-imagine the world around you through the lens of art and design! Unleash your creativity in a weeklong series of fun and innovative art and design projects.

Marbles Cooking Academy
Take your culinary skills to the next level by practicing new techniques in food prep, cooking and serving. Meet local chefs and see them in action in their exciting downtown restaurants.