Group Visits
Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Group Visits

Marbles Rings

Group Visits

Explore two floors of museum exhibits or see awe-inspiring movies on the largest screen in NC! 



  Museum Museum & IMAX
IMAX Feature
Child $8 $11 $5 $8 $8
Staff FREE $6 $6 $10 $10
Group Adults* $8 $12 $6 $10 $10

*To receive the discount, group adults must be included in the group's payment.

Please note:  All admission fees are subject to 7.25% NC sales tax.

Availablity & Booking

  • Group visit capacity is limited in the museum and theater and all groups must book in advance.
  • Summer museum group visits are available for pre-booked groups June 14 - August 31 (Tuesday through Friday). Mondays are not available for group visits. 
  • Email or call for group IMAX availability.

health & safety

  • Masks are now optional for all guests, staff and volunteers.
  • Frequent hand-washing or use of hand sanitizer is encouraged. 
  • Water bottle filling stations are open and drinking fountains are available.

Marbles requires the following adult to child ratios for groups with children.

  • 1:8 for groups visiting the museum with children
  • 1:10 for groups visiting IMAX with children
  • Adults supervising groups must be over the age of 16 to count toward the required ratio. We cannot admit groups with fewer than the required number of adults.  

Planning your Visit

  • Groups must pay in one transaction.
  • Minimum of 10 admissions is required to receive group pricing.
  • Museum play is recommended for ages 10 and under. Organize your group by age for a better play experience.
  • Many IMAX movies are great for all ages, while some are better suited for older kids and adults. We’re happy to help you choose the best option for your group.
  • While there is no designated lunch space for group visits, outdoor picnic tables are available year-round first come, first served.
  • For IMAX group visits, reserve advance group concessions packs to add a delicious treat to any movie experience. 
  • Remember to leave time to visit Marbles Corner Store for a wide selection of engaging and whimsical games and toys.


Contact us at or 919.857.1049.



Group Visit Faqs

What information do I need to make a reservation?
  • Preferred visit date and time of arrival, plus an alternate date choice
  • Organization name, billing address and telephone number
  • Number of children, staff and chaperones visiting
  • What type of visit:  museum, IMAX, or a combination of both!
  • Fill out the group visit request form when you have your information ready
Does our group need to wear masks?

Masks are now optional for guests, staff and volunteers.

How many chaperones do we need?
  • Groups visiting the museum must have a minimum of 1 adult for every 8 children. 
  • Groups seeing an IMAX movie and not visiting the museum must have a minimum of 1 adult for every 10 children. 
  • To be considered a chaperone, you must be at least 16 years of age.
When should we arrive?
We plan for your arrival at the time you booked. If you are early or late, you may need to wait until other groups are checked in first. Movies will start at their scheduled time and cannot be held for late arrivals. 
What happens when we arrive?
  • Vehicles should pull up to 201 E. Hargett Street on the museum side of the street. 
  • One designated group lead should exit the vehicle. All others should stay in the vehicle(s) until directed by Marbles staff to disembark.  
  • Everyone will receive an admission sticker as the group lead finishes check-in and pays for the visit.
  • If you bring lunches with you, Team Marbles will show you where to store them. All lunches/snacks are required to be in boxes or coolers. We do not have storage space for individual lunch bags. 
Do we need physical tickets?
  • Groups do not receive physical tickets for the museum or IMAX.
  • Groups visiting the museum will receive admission stickers from a team member at check-in. 
  • Groups visiting IMAX do not receive tickets and will be led into the movie by a team member.
  • It is helpful if you have your order number handy for check-in.
When is payment due?
Payment is due upon arrival at check-in. 
Where do I park?

After the group has checked in, buses will be directed to an offsite parking location. 

Chaperones in individual cars should park and meet the group at the front entrance of the museum or theater. Chaperone parking options can be found here

Where do we eat lunch?
  • Picnic tables in our courtyard are available first-come, first-served. 
  • Team Marbles will direct you where to store your lunches and how to retrieve them when you’re ready to eat.
  • There is also a beautiful park across the street from Marbles in Moore Square
  • Please note that the family snacking area inside the museum is unavailable to groups.


Is there a gift shop?
Yes! The Marbles store is located next to the main lobby and has a wide selection of games, toys and more! Please note that all children must be supervised when shopping.  

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