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.
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
On the Colorado College campus, adjacent to the Fine Arts Center
2017 KidsZone Schedule
June 17 - CANCELLED
CANCELLED (due to Summer Seminar.)
July 15 - Hail Caesar!
This month was named in honor of Julius Caesar around the year 45 B.C. In his “honor,” we will be conducting a mock archaeological dig, using real copper coins from the Ancient Roman Empire – and you will get to keep one of these authentic pieces of history!
August 19 - Penny Sorting Party
Did you know you can find real treasures in your own pocket? 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.
September 16 - 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 US Currency.
October 21 - Designing Paper Money Part I – Engraving
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 bill and you will learn many of them by “engraving” your own printing plate.
November 18 - Designing Paper Money Part II – Paper Making
Did you know our paper money is made from a mysterious mixture of materials? This class will show you some of the secrets used to make our US currency – and then we’ll make our own homemade blend of paper from scratch!
December 16 - N/A
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