Kids Zone at the Money Museum
The Kids Zone teaches kids about money the way they learn best: by doing and playing.
Through fun activities, interactive exhibits and FREE classes, children can pick up basic and advanced concepts - from how to make change to understanding monetary systems. The exhibits teach children about history, geography, trade, art, world cultures and more.
Can you match the State Quarter to its state? Guess whether or not salt was once used as money? How about name the different parts of a coin? Visit the Kids Zone at the Money Museum to find out.
You'll also explore the world's coinage and take home your very own world coin, play games like Bingo and Monopoly, design a coin to display for everyone to see, or just relax and read a story.
Kids Zone classes
The Money Museum offers free monthly classes in the Kids Zone for children ages 4-12. Through fun activities children can learn basic and advanced concepts such as making change, how money is manufactured, understanding monetary systems and more. Children will enjoy learning about history, geography, economics, world cultures, art - even language arts, as well as math and science, by participating in our Kids Zone activities on every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Classes for children ages 4-7 are held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Classes for children ages 8-12 are held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- May 17: United States Paper Money
- July 19: Designing Paper Money
- Aug. 16: World Paper Money
- Sept. 20: How Coins Are Made
- Oct. 18: History In Your Hand
- Nov. 15: Economics
Questions? Contact Sam Gelberd, numismatic instructor, at Sgelberd@money.org or call (719) 632-2646.
Please note: Classes will not be held in June and December, 2014
Kids Zone downloads
If you can't join us in person, we can bring some of the Kids Zone fun to you. Download these activites for some offline fun. Be sure to check out more numismatic games in the Money' Musements section.
Disme the Treasure Hunter is always on the lookout for hidden hoards. Help guide him through the maze to the buried treasure.
A good way to start saving money is to put your extra change in a piggy bank. See if you can help Penny Pigg find some coins to start her savings.