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
2018 KidsZone Schedule
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
July 21: 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 25 (Fourth Saturday): Economics
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.
September 8 (Second Saturday): 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 “Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” exhibit, followed by a demonstration of how coins are made in our own Mini-Mint.
October 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 design!
November 17: 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 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.
December 15: N/A Happy Holidays!!!
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