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Kids Zone at the Money Museum

Teaching 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.


2022 KidsZone Schedule
March 19

Coin Collecting Basics

Do you want to learn how to be a great coin collector? This class will teach you some important, basic information about how to become a numismatist. You'll also learn about the different parts of a coin, as well as how coins are made.

April 16

Coins from Around the World

Most countries around the world mint their own coins, and many of them look nothing like ours. Imagine coins shaped like triangles or squares, and even coins that have holes in them. You will see examples of coins, both old and new, from countries all around the world – and then you'll design your own! 


Penny Sorting Party

Did you know you can find real treasures in your own pocket change? We'll show you how to unlock this potential by searching through bank-wrapped rolls of circulated U.S. cents. You'll learn how to become a "coin hunter" and how to decide which coins are collectible or not.

July 16

Money Museum  Tour

Today we'll take you on an in-depth, guided tour of the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum's three main galleries. We'll explore our, "The Medal in America" exhibit, followed by a demonstration of how coins are made in our Mini-Mint.

September 17

Exploring Paper Money

Join us for an up-close look at how "paper" money is made and used, reviewing many designs and security features. You'll then get  to design your own banknote using scratch art cards! 

October 15

Coin Carving I – Hobo Nickels

Come learn about the fascinating world of Hobo Nickels, and their special place within numismatics and American History. We'll discuss their purpose, review various carvers' works, and then you'll learn how to create your own Hobo Nickel by "engraving" your own scratch art design! 

November 19

Coin Carving II – Love Tokens

Coins have been modified in many ways to allow us to carry the thoughts and hopes of loved ones, especially in times of war or hardship. If you love to draw and are artistic, do not miss out on learning the intricate art of designing these beautiful tokens of affection.


Free for children 12 and under. When kids participate in a KidsZone class, their parents are allowed to view and explore the Money Museum exhibits for free!)
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., ages 4-7
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., ages 8-12

Please submit the form below to enroll.  Questions? Contact Sam Gelberd, numismatic educator, at sgelberd@money.org or call (719) 632-2646.


818 N. Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

On the Colorado College campus, adjacent to the Fine Arts Center


Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the Money Museum building.

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