Playful Parenting

Discover a new world of play and development milestones with your child at our parent-child programs and workshops. Connect with other grown-ups, share new experiences with your little one alongside a Marbles early childhood educator and discover creative ideas to try at home. Stay and play in the museum afterwards.


Playful Parenting Speaker Series

WakeMed Children’s and Marbles Kids Museum are joining forces to bring families a community speaker series sure to inspire a playful approach to childhood challenges and everyday moments that matter. The series will feature a variety of speakers and interactive programs, most for grown-ups only.

Find out how to create more joy, connection, and growth in your family. Learn More.

Marbles Baby Time Meetup


Baby Time Meet-Up

Free with museum admission, join us for a 30 minute staff-facilitated baby meet-up! We’ll guide you through creative ways to interact with your little one while you enjoy conversations and make connections with other grown-ups, get familiar with Marbles and learn new ways you and your baby can play together. Learn More.

Marbles Toddlers Together


Toddlers Together

Free with museum admission, these 45-minute sessions will help you engage in one-on-one play with your toddler. Staff facilitated activities will include art, music, sensory experiences, and pretend play. Each sparks curiosity in your child and encourages social connections with other children. Learn More.

Marbles Preschoolers Discover


Preschoolers Discover

Free with museum admission. Engage in one-on-one play with your preschooler that promotes skill development while having FUN!  Each week Marbles will provide opportunities to engage with different activities including art, literacy, music, sensory experiences, math, science, and imaginary play. Learn More.

Early Learners

Free with museum admission. A 45-minute weekend parent-child program for kids 2-5 years old that includes staff-facilitated art, music, literacy, sensory, and pretend play experiences as well as informal parent education and the opportunity for parents to connect. Learn More.

Playful parenting tips

Marbles has gathered a collection of playful tips to help through the ups and downs of parenting. Below are few tips to playfully foster meaningful relationships with your child. Learn More.

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