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kids colorado springs 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.

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Admission

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

To Enroll

Call (719) 482-9846 or register online with the form below.


Questions? Contact Sam Gelberd, numismatic educator, at sgelberd@money.org or call (719) 632-2646.

Location

818 N. Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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


PARKING

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


2018 KidsZone Schedule
January 20 - Metals & Money
Humans have been using metals as money for over 2,600 years. Today, we’ll explore the ANA’s Periodic Table of Numismatic Elements, and decide which of these 118 known elements are good or bad for making coinage.
February 17: Parts of a Banknote
There are so many different features about our “paper” money. Some are merely artistic, while others serve a greater purpose. This class will teach you about the different aspects behind the designs used on U.S. Currency.
March 17: Designing Paper Money
Even though we make millions of new bills every day, a banknote is a lot like a work of art. Many techniques are used to design a banknote and you will learn many of them by “engraving” your own printing plate.
April 14 (Second Saturday): 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.
May 19: 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 US cents. You’ll learn how to become a “coin hunter” and how to decide which coins are collectible or not.
June 16: CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Summer Seminar
Because we don't like to keep our attendees waiting, all Kids Zone activities will start promptly at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please try to be on time. Thank you.