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NC Science Festival

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2020 Activity Schedule


Into the Future

April 1-5 | 10am-12pm

Explore the future of the worlds innovations as the inventors of tomorrow. Design and build smart solutions to the problems that we will face in the next decade!

Smart Heart

April 5 | 1-3pm

Explore how hearts work 24/7 to keep us moving with ambassadors from NC State’s Engineering Place. What new technology will help keep our hearts pumping tomorrow?

Garden Gourmet

April 16 | 4:30-6pm

Discover how broccoli can be prepared to be a delicious and tasty meal. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables there is and can help make the future of your health brighter!

Space Science

April 18 | 11am-1pm
April 28-30 | 10am-12pm

Discover what it will take to get people to Mars in the near future, build rockets, test moon-shoes, and create cosmic colonies.

Sustainable Solutions

April 21-25 | 10am-12pm
April 26 | 11am-1pm 

Investigate sustainability by exploring plants, soil, recyclable materials, and how to keep our earth green for tomorrow.





NC Science Festival

April 1-30, 2020

Make Marbles a stop on your NC Science Festival Tour. This festival inspires children to pursue science-related careers. Marbles will have a variety of STEAM play throughout the month of April.

Presented by Biogen Foundation in partnership with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.


Renewable Races

April 4 | 12-2pm

Explore renewable energy sources and air quality by building solar cars, designing wind turbines, and discovering the future of fuel. In partnership with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

Digital Designs

April 14-17 | 10am-12pm
April 19 | 11am-1pm 

Experience the futuristic fun of creating works of art with animation, coding robots & 3D printing.

Beyond Limits with Astronaut John Herrington

April 18 | 10am-3:30pm

Join us as we welcome John Herrington to the museum to discuss what it was like going to outer space and what it took to get there. Event includes speaker John Herrington and an IMAX screening of Into America's Wild.

Learning Lab: Our Universe

April 18 | 11am-2pm

Explore the cosmos and what it takes to be an astronaut with our Learning Lab, Our Universe. Drive Mars rovers, do a moon walk and try out some trivia! Free with admission.

Earth Day at Marbles

April 22 | 9am-5pm

Celebrate Earth Day at Marbles.  Join us for Backyard Explorers at 10am and investigate sustainability by exploring plants, soil, recyclable materials, and how to keep our earth green for tomorrow.

Participate in our Rain Catch Ribbon Cutting at 10:30am as we debut our rain catch system in Sun Sprouts and learn about sustainable water use. Discover what sustainable water practices the future will bring.

Pop-up Earth Day play throughout the day.  Get inspired by how you can help create a green future.

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