COVID-19 response

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Marbles is temporarily closed to visitors as a precautionary measure in response to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina.
During this time, we will deliver you daily doses of play in a new digital way! For D-I-Y creative play and playful parenting tips follow Marbles on YouTube

Marbles Corner Store has government approval to continue curbside sales and local delivery of at-home learning resources while schools are closed. Call 919.857.1120 to place your order and find more information and ideas here.

Marbles will reopen under the guidance of public health officials. Please check back for updates and consider donating to support the museum during these challenging times. Generosity is also contagious.

What this Means


IMAX Theatre:  Marbles IMAX is also closed and will follow the same closure schedule as the museum. Any tickets purchased for showtimes originally scheduled within our closure period will be refunded. Contact or 919.882.4629 with any questions.

Members: Marbles is dedicated to delivering the full value of annual membership. Time lost due to closure will be added to the backend of your family’s current membership once the museum has reopened for play. For details, contact us at

Birthday Parties:  Birthday parties scheduled through March 29 have been cancelled and are being either refunded or rescheduled. Contact or 919.857.1037 with any questions.

Camp-ins:  The Great Marbleous Mystery Girl Scout Camp-in scheduled for April 18 and the Be Your Best Girl Scout Camp-in scheduled for May 2 have been cancelled. At this time, camp-ins scheduled for May 16 will continue. Contact or 919.857.1040 with any questions.

Field Trips/Group Visits:  All group visits and field trips have been cancelled through March 29. We are working with educators and schools to confirm, cancel or reschedule future visits based on school district or public health decisions. Contact or 919.857.1049 with any questions.

Private Rentals: Our facility rental team is working with anyone who had events scheduled through March 29. Contact or 919.857.1068 with any questions.

General Questions: Please contact or call 919.834.4040.

Play it Forward! How to support Marbles while we're closed.

Marbles needs your support now more than ever. Because a big portion of our operating and outreach budget is funded by onsite guest purchases, closing our doors has caused a significant financial shortfall. Consider playing it forward by supporting Marbles NOW to help us get back up and running strong when we reopen!

  1. Make a tax-deductible gift to Marbles Forward Fund
  2. Shop for curbside pickup of educational toys & games
  3. Buy a gift card
  4. Become a member
  5. Book your birthday party
  6. Register for camp

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