What's Rolling at Marbles
Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What's Rolling at Marbles

All summer long!

For all ages. Included with admission.

Admission & Hours
Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

The OUTdoors are IN this summer at Marbles. Camp, kayak, raft, hike, explore, create, and discover the magic of the Great Outdoors.

Outdoor Adventures Activities

First Floor

Sun Sprouts and Seedlings

  • Garden Shape Hunt: Investigate colors, shapes and smells in Sun Sprouts. 
  • Insect Investigation: Take a closer look at the insects living all around us. What do you see?
  • Book Nook: Let a book take you on an outdoor adventure.
  • Visit our Gardener Dawn: Stop in the garden and Seedlings to see if Dawn is planting, watering and tending to our many plants.

Curiosity Square

  • Roaring Rapids: Navigate the river on a scooter. Twist and turn to avoid the hazards and take in wildlife along the way. 
  • Marbles Outdoor Adventures Game: Grab your take home adventure game to continue outdoor play with the entire family.

Second Floor


  • Backpack Bling: Get ready for school with a bedazzled backpack.
  • Flower Necklace: String flowers, straws, and beads to create a summer necklace or crown. 
  • Tree Cookies: Saw tree branches into cookies to decorate.

Special Guest StarS on SIte: REI Co-op Staff Members 

Wednesdays at 10:30am 
June 22 - August 17 (except July 6)

  • June 22: Animal Detectives - learn to identify NC animals by their tracks
  • June 29: Why knot? Explore knots, clips and carabiners
  • July 13: Camp Cooking - try cooking over fire in the great outdoors
  • July 20: Get hydrated! Learn about water purification and play in water!
  • July 27: Camping 101 - explore the tools needed to go camping in the Great Outdoors and simple shelters
  • August 3: Lead the way - explore compass and maps
  • August 10: Leave No Trace
  • August 17: Hit the Trail snacks - taste and make fresh and dehydrated snacks


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3D Documentaries are a great addition to your visit at Marbles.

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Bike Blast Activities

First Floor

Ready, Set, School

  • Ramp & Roll: Build a ramp and watch your ball roll.  Is it faster when the ramp is taller or shorter?  Build it, test it, and find out! 


  • Courtyard Course (Weekends Only from 11am-4pm): Test your biking skills on our courtyard obstacle course.  Balance, agility, fun?  It’s all on this course! 

Curiosity Square

  • Around & Around: Create geometric drawings by going round and round like bike wheels or gears. 
  • Gears on the Go: How do the gears move each other? Explore how they work by building with gears and making them work together to spin. 
  • Take a Spin: Create spinning patterns with wheels.

Second Floor

Real Tools

  • Things that Go: Building with wheels


  • Gear-Up: Create a spinning wall with giant gears.

Studio Styles

  • Bike Bling: Bling out your bike!  Create some spirit with ribbon for your bike handle bars.

Art Loft

  • Creative Cycles: Create cool designs, whimsical creatures, and creative patterns using bike gears. 


Play Along with Marbles at-home, subscribe to our YouTube Channel. 

Bike Blast Activity Map
Bike Blast Bingo Challenge

Click here to download Bike Blast Bingo Challenge.

Once you get BINGO, decorate your own Bike Blast Bingo Medal, download here.

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