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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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.


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.

2019 KidsZone Schedule
Why do some items cost more than others? Have you ever had a lemonade stand? Do you know how to make the right decisions with money? What is hyperinflation? This class will help you answer some of the trickier questions about making, saving and spending money.
February 16: 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.
March 16: Coin Collecting Basics
Do you want to learn how to be a great coin collector? This class will teach you some of the 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 20: 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! 
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: Canceled
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. 

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