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New Marbles museum exhibit, imagiFAB, opens Wednesday

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Inside the new exhibit. Photo courtesy of Marbles Kids Museum

imagiFAB opens Wednesday at Marbles Kids Museum, a new exhibit for all ages and abilities to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts.

The genesis of the exhibit began in October 2017, according to a press release.

The creation also involved more than 18 months of “research, community engagement, activity testing and prototyping to create an inclusive exhibit for multigenerational STEAM play and learning.”

The result: Four areas of hands-on activities:

Create, with a collaborative community paint wall.

Rendering from Marbles Kids Museum of Create.

Make, with tools, woodworking stations and found-object crafting.

Rendering of Make section from Marbles Kids Museum.

Build, Constructions with blocks and Nuggets (Nugget, headquartered in nearby Butner, provided financial support to the exhibit).

Rendering of Build section.

Animate, where kids can “upload original artwork into a digital canvas.”

Rendering of Animate.

How to visit

Tickets: Pre-booked, time tickets are required and available at the Marbles Kids Museum website.

The new exhibit is on the second floor and included in your admission.

Hours: The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is open late on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Museum members can access earlier entry times, 9-10 a.m.

Location: In Downtown Raleigh at 201 E. Hargett Street, across from Moore Square.

Learn more: Exhibit website.

Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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