Marbles Museum Presents "Flight of the Butterflies" and Kooky Spooky Halloween

Marbles Museum in downtown Raleigh is amazing!  There are fun things to do for all ages, from infants to toddler to our Tigers just breaking into middle school.

Marbles Kids Museum proudly announces a series of special events to celebrate Halloween – Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and, in light of the teacher workday for traditional calendar Wake County schools, an Oct. 31 all-day airing of “Flight of the Butterflies,”Marbles’ latest documentary, which debuts Friday, Oct. 19. Moreover, come dressed as a butterfly and see the film for free,* valid from the debut through Oct. 31.

“Flight of the Butterflies” – shown at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles – is a 3D documentary depicting a true marvel of nature.  The compelling story follows the monarchs' 2,500-mile journey, revealing the millions of butterflies’ astonishing voyage and mysteries. Standard ticket prices for documentaries are $9 for adults and $7 for children.  

Marbles will host a special night of magical mischief, silly surprises and tasty treats for kids and families at Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party. Guests are invited to come dressed in costume to join in on the night’s spooky activities, including wrapping mom or dad like a mummy, a Monster Mash dance party, mad scientist glow in the dark lab experiments and much more.

“We are thrilled to launch so many exciting activities here at Marbles for the fall, especially the premiere of the fascinating film, ‘Flight of the Butterflies’,” said Sally Edwards, president of Marbles. “Also, Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party is a great opportunity for kids to unleash their fun, creative sides in the spirit of Halloween.”

Pre-purchase tickets for Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party are available at the museum welcome desk or online for $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets may also be purchased on-site the day of the event for $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

Our recent visit to Marbles Museum, as a family, was so memorable! And fun!  Thank you Marbles for hosting us!

First, the Around Town Gallery is a incredible interactive area for toddlers to learn about many different factors of everday society.  Highlights for our toddler visitors from out of town were the fire truck, the EMT station, the dinosaurs and the train exhibits.  He probably could have stayed there the entire time!  

One thing Boulder Mountain Man was extremely excited about was the Treeville display.  This area consisted of doll houses that were set up with solar panels and rain barrels and urban gardens.  

Splash is also a great one for mid-toddler age.  It has a pirate ship and an interactive submarine where your young one can learn about life at sea.  This is a fun way to let the children work off some of their excited energy.
The two our Tigers really enjoy are the Idea Works and Power2Play.  Idea works is an awesome way to get your child to create things.  There are wood blocks that they can create with tools, and massive building blocks that you can literally build your own room! The Work Bench is a fully stocked work bench where you use safety goggles and use real saws, hand drills, and more to build your creation!

Power2Play is the favorite of the Tigers.  There is a great place for the older toddlers on up can blow off a lot of energy.  There is soccer, gymnastics, surfing, basketball hoops, and the absolute favorite, Hockey!  Even Daddy got to play Goalie in the "ice rink" with the Tigers! 

A great way to wind up your day and wind down is to go see the IMAX movies next door with the ALL NEW 3D "Flight of the Butterflies!"

    We ended up running out of time, and are really looking forward to going back to the IMAX Theatre and learning about the 3,000 miles migration of half a billion butterflies in the latest 3D IMAX movie Flight of the Butterflies 3D.  The educational 3D movies are our favorite when it comes to IMAX movies.  How's this for fun:  Until October 31st you can see the Butterlies movie for free if you dress like a butterfly!

    We highly recommend the Marbles Museum for parents with younger children.  It was great to get back to the basics of: 

    "The best way for children to learn is to play." 

    If you are ever in the Raleigh area, Marbles Museum is a wonderful way to spend the day with the family!

    If you have been to Marbles, what is your favorite thing to do?  And, are you attending the "Kooky Spooky Halloween Party?" What about "Flight of the Butterflies!"  Maybe we will see you there! 

    For more information, please visit or for movie show times. The documentary is slated to run well into 2013.

    Warmly, Carolina Mama

    *Note: the free film admission is not valid for advance purchase and may not be combined with any other offer including group tickets.

    *FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Marbles Museum in Raleigh.  Our opinions and love of Marbles is all our own. 

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