Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Make your child's birthday Marbleous with a party at Marbles.


How early do I need to book my party?

We recommend booking your party four weeks in advance. There can be last-minute cancellations and openings available, so do not hesitate to call us any time at 919.857.1037 to book your party.

Can I extend my time in the party room?

Our parties include one hour in a private party room. Currently we are not offering additional time in the room for birthday parties.

How do we get to the museum and where do we park?

You can find directions and information about where to park here.

Where do we go when we arrive for our party?

Parties are held in the Play Annex, which is located between the museum and IMAX/cafe building. Look for directional signage leading party guests to the birthday entrance, the green door adjacent to the grassy courtyard.

If your guests are playing in the museum prior to your party, have them come to the museum entrance to check in and receive their sticker. It is important that they arrive in the timed entry period you have reserved for your party.

Is the birthday kid included in the guest count? What about his/her siblings?

The birthday kid, siblings and parents are included in the guest count. Our parties include 25 people total (adults and children over 1).

What if I have more guests than my party includes?

Your party includes up to 25 guests (including adults and children over 1). We recommend you have at least 1 adult for every 3 children at the party.

Up to 15 additional party guests can be added to your party at a cost of $10 plus tax per person.

What if some of my guests are Marbles members, are they included in the guest count?

Yes, all party guests are included in the guest count. Membership admission benefits are not applicable for birthday party guests.

What is the role of the birthday host?

Birthday hosts will greet your guests, help you serve food, lead the parade and clean up when it's over.

Do you have a space to store our party items before our party starts or after it is over?

Yes, we have an area where we can store your party items until it is time for you to enter the party room or until you leave the museum. Marbles cannot store valuables, but lockers are available near the front entrance of the museum if needed.

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