Marbles Kids Museum Awarded Federal Grant
Guests enjoy Marbles Kids Museum's annual “An Evening With Elves” event.
Photo courtesy of Marbles Kids Museum
Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh celebrated its 10th birthday in September by announcing that it received a grant of $345,245 from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant will pay for a transformation of one of its exhibits into a space that fosters culturally relevant STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning, with a 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,” says Rep. David Price of North Carolina’s fourth congressional district. “This exhibit, as well as Marbles Kids Museum, will continue to serve as a demonstration of the importance of IMLS grants.”
The three-year project will involve research, testing, design, installation and evaluation. The museum will work with Wake County Public School System, STEM partners, and local arts community and organizations engaged with the Hispanic community to develop the exhibit. Learn more at marbleskidsmuseum.org.