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Rootle Roadster Tour

Free Events for Children & Families in North Carolina

Join us as we play, explore and share free hands-on activities, games, demonstrations with community partners, PBS KIDS educational resources and more. Each stop of the Rootle Roadster Tour features learning experiences through purposeful play that families can enjoy together.

Rootle Roadster Tour Block Party 

Presented with Marbles Kids Museum and Moore Square

Saturday, March 9
10 AM—2 PM

Rootle Roadster Tour Block Party

Marbles Kids Museum and Moore Square
201 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Join us for hands-on activities, giveaways, demonstrations by local partners, screenings of the new PBS KIDS series Lyla in the Loop and education resources.

All Rootle Roadster Tour activities are free; does not include admission to Marbles Kids Museum.

In case of inclement weather, a modified event will take place inside the Marbles IMAX building (Venture Hall).

Need ideas for educational (and fun!) activities for kids ages 0-8 years old? Subscribe to our monthly Rootle newsletter.

More Upcoming Tour Stops

North Carolina Potato Festival

Saturday, May 18, 10 AM–4 PM
& Sunday, May 19, 10 AM–2 PM

501 South Water St. 
Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

East Carolina University

Friday, May 31, 4–8 PM 

Main Campus Student Center Lawn
E. 5th St. 
Greenville, NC 27858 

Asheboro Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5, 9 AM–6 PM 

123 Sunset Ave. 
Asheboro, NC 27203 

The North Carolina Zoo

Sunday, October 6, 9 AM–2 PM 

4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205 

Where We've Been

Rootle Roadster Map from 2023 and 2022.

The Rootle Roadster Tour has travelled over 2,500 miles and visited 13 of North Carolina’s counties:

  • Bertie
  • Chatham
  • Dare
  • Forsyth
  • Guilford
  • Harnett
  • Johnston
  • Northampton
  • Pasquotank
  • Robeson
  • Transylvania
  • Wake
  • Wayne

Want to partner with us to bring the Rootle Roadster Tour to your county? Email to learn more.

Family surfing through PBS Kids resources on a laptop

More Resources for Kids & Families

Find info about PBS KIDS resources you can use at home to watch, play and learn with your child. Connect on Instagram, subscribe to our Rootle eNewsletter and find more information about in-person family events.