Marbles Kids Museum celebrates 10 years with a federal grant

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Marbles Kids Museum celebrates 10 years with a federal grant

Marbles Kids Museum kicked off its 10-year birthday celebration Friday with a big grant announcement.

Marbles was awarded a grant of $345,245 from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to transform one of its exhibits into a vibrant new space that fosters culturally relevant STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning with a special focus on dual-language learners.

"The STEAM Para Todos project is at the forefront of promoting intellectual and cultural experiences through hands-on learning and play. This exhibit, as well as Marbles Kids Museum, will continue to serve as a demonstration of the importance of IMLS grants," said David Price of NC's 4th congressional district.

The three-year project will involve research, testing, design, installation and evaluation. The museum will work with the school system, STEM partners, the local arts community, and organizations engaged with the Hispanic community to develop the exhibit.

"Marbles reflects and contributes to the innovative and energetic spirit of Raleigh and Wake County," said Sally Edwards, CEO of Marbles Kids Museum. "We are grateful for this opportunity to build on our work with multicultural partners across our growing community."

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