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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.


2019 KidsZone Schedule
May 18: 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. 
June 15: Cancelled
Cancelled due to Summer Seminar.
July 20: 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! 
August 17: Cancelled
Cancelled due to the World's Fair of Money; Rosemont, Ill. 
September 21: Designing Paper Money Part I – Engraving
A banknote is a lot like a work of art with many security features. This class will review these aspects needed to make money – literally! Several techniques are used to design a bill and you will learn many of them by "engraving" your own scratch art printing plate.
October 19: 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 U.S. currency – and then we'll make our own homemade blend of paper from scratch! 
November 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 "Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth" exhibit, followed by a demonstration of how coins are made in our own Mini-Mint.
December 21: No Class
Happy Holidays! 
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. 

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