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Marvelous Marble Day

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February 16, 2020 10:30am to 3:30pm
Marvelous Marble Day

Visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of marble-mania! Come play marble games, explore the collection for pieces that are like marbles, and see how marbles are made.

This event is open to all ages and is included in Museum admission. Kids, 17 and under, are free.

 

Multi-colored marble spilling out of a pouch

Marble Day Kick-Off

Amphitheater Hot Shop; 10:30 am
Kick off a marvelous day celebrating marbles! The Hot Glass Team will get things started with a glass ribbon cutting and will introduce National Marble Tournament experts.

Little boy on the ground shooting a marble

Play Marble Games (And Practice Your Skills)

Education Lab; 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy fun games with other marble enthusiasts. We will provide game mats and marbles, or you’re welcome to bring your own. A regulation sized marble court will be on hand so you can play like a pro.

Little girl looking at giant paperweight

Glass in the Round Tours

Meet in the Admissions Lobby; 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Join our Glass Guides to explore our collection with special stops to include interesting marbles, paperweights, and other spherical objects.

 

A child shooting marbles on mat

Royal Marble Exhibition Match

Education Lab; 11 am and 1:30 pm
Take tips from the pros! Our visiting marble champion will play exhibition marble matches, watch and see if you can learn some tips and tricks. You might be surprised to find out you’ve been playing like a pro all along.

Miles Parker working at a Flamworking torch

Miles Parker Marble Demos

Amphitheater Hot Shop; 10 am – 3 pm
See a local marble maker at work in our Amphitheater Hot Shop! Watch flameworker Miles Parker, known for his work with the spherical form, showcase his incredible techniques and use of patterns and colors. Learn more about Miles Parker

 

Pile of colorful marbles

Glassy Giveaways

Innovation Center; 11:45 am and 1:45 pm
You can also expect a few fun spherical prizes to be handed out during Marvelous Marble Day. The lucky winners will be chosen from visitors to the Flameworking Demos at 11:45 am and 1:45 pm.