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Marbles Rings

As a community nonprofit, Marbles relies on generous funding partners to build innovative exhibits, deliver unique and educational programming, reach audiences in target communities and support our vision and growth. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities including exhibits, special events, programs, the Marbles IMAX movie theater and outreach.  


Event Sponsor - $2,000/year

  • 8 tickets PLUS logo recognition for ONE Marbles signature event of your choice (BIG IDEA Forum, Evening with Elves, Imagination Ball)
  • 8 museum and 6 IMAX admission passes
  • 10-inch recognition marble on benefactor wall in museum lobby during sponsorship year


TriplePLAY Sponsor - $6,000/year


Presenting Sponsor - $10,000/year

  • Exclusive Presenting Sponsor logo recognition for BIG IDEA Forum, Imagination Ball OR Evening with Elves 
  • 24 tickets to divide between BIG IDEA Forum, Imagination Ball and Evening with Elves (your choice, please limit to 16 per single event)
  • Discount on additional tickets for Marbles signature events
  • 50 museum and 36 IMAX admission passes
  • Discounts on membership (15%) and facility rentals (25-50%)
  • 22-inch recognition marble on benefactor wall in museum lobby during sponsorship year


Multi-year sponsorships with additional benefits and savings are available! Contact Marbles Development Team to lock in your sponsorship level for 2019 and beyond at or 919.857.1064.

events available for sponsorship:


  • BIG IDEA Forum (Oct. 2, 2019) brings together 300+ corporate and community leaders for a lively lunchtime event focused on creativity, innovation and FUN. The BIG IDEA Forum provides a unique platform for colleagues and clients to meet with other community leaders.
  • Evening with Elves (Dec. 6, 2019), our signature holiday family event featuring delicious snacks, party music, wintry fun and real elves all in a magical North Pole setting. Hugely popular with families, this event sells out each year with over 1,200 guests.
  • Imagination Ball (April 25, 2020) is our celebrated annual spring gala. An elegantly whimsical evening featuring food stations, drinks, dancing and a wide array of auction items, this vibrant, fun event is attended by approximately 600 guests.

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