Marbles Kids Museum is located at 201 East Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh, at the corner of Hargett and Blount, across from Moore Square.
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NOTICE: It is $2/hr to park in the Blount Hourly Parking Lot behind Marbles Kids Museum. The standard rate for street parking on Hargett and Blount streets is $1-$2/hr. Free on-street parking is available on Bloodworth, within a short walking distance from the museum. Check out the City of Raleigh parking guide.
Wilmington Street Station Parking Deck Pay parking deck located across Blount Street from the museum. There are entrances when heading North on Wilmington Street between Morgan Street and Hargett Street, and when heading South on Blount Street between Morgan Street and Hargett Street.
Street Parking Metered parking spaces are located on all streets surrounding Marbles: Blount, Person and Hargett Streets.
Blount Hourly Parking Lot Located at the north entrance to Marbles campus with direct sidewalk access. Enter when heading East on Morgan Street between Blount Street and Person Street, or when heading North on Person Street between Hargett Street and Morgan Street/New Bern Avenue.
*Please note that Marbles does not own this parking lot. The owner of the lot may tow non-paying customers.
A comprehensive guide to Downtown Raleigh parking can be found here>>
Bus parking, including 15-passenger vans, is located at the corner of Blount and Edenton streets. No cars, vans smaller than 15 passengers or trucks are allowed in this lot. Chaperones accompanying buses should park their vehicles in one of the hourly visitor lots. Please refer to the Downtown State Complex visitor map.
GoRaleigh provides bus transit throughout Raleigh as well as R-LINE service in Downtown Raleigh. The GoRaleigh Station is conveniently located one block from Marbles between S. Wilmington and S. Blount streets and E. Hargett and E. Martin streets. A system-wide transit map can be found here>>
The Raleigh Amtrak Train Station is located at 320 West Cabarrus Street, eight blocks (15 minute walk) to Marbles.
Please note: All 3D movies require the purchase of $1.00 single-use 3D glasses. This charge will appear when paying for your tickets.
Minions: The Rise of Gru – Playing June 30 - July 6
PG | Runtime: 1 hr 27 min | Shown in IMAX 2D
Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.
Thor: Love and Thunder – Opening July 7
PG-13 | Runtime: 1 hr 59 min | Shown in IMAX 2D and 3D*
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he's ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor's surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance and stop him before it's too late.
Get the most out of your visit to Marbles with an IMAX documentary. Each documentary is approximately 45-minutes and tickets must be purchased in advance. Enjoy 3D movie screenings with single-use 3D glasses. Documentaries are scheduled on a rotating basis. Click the documentary titles below to read a description.
Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway.
From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon, to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, Into America’s Wild is a non-stop ride via kayak, train, bike, hot air balloon and more that explores the transformational allure of wild places and the human connection we all share with the natural world.
A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.
In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop … Mars!
The power of America’s national parks is undeniable. Millions have packed up the family to hike through impossibly lush forests, to gaze upon towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, to witness the breathtaking arcs of natural history, and, most of all, to share moments of wonder amid the protected treasures of this land.
Take a global odyssey to explore the largest, most mysterious habitat on Earth in Oceans: Our Blue Planet. New science and technology have allowed scientists to make more discoveries in the past 10 years than the last 100, revealing a richer diversity in the ocean than ever imagined.
Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film Pandas, a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild.
Experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea in Under the Sea 3D. Explore some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region.
Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.
Join an immersive IMAX® adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.