The Money Museum, a Culture Pass partner with the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD), is celebrating Culture Pass Discount Days on Friday, July 8, offering free admission to Museum attendees that are also PPLD cardholders. Culture Pass gives library cardholders the chance to explore museums and attractions in the Pikes Peak region at no cost using their library card. The PPLD Culture Pass program increases opportunities for education and cultural learning, creating connections between books and hands-on experiences.
PPLD will be on-site in the morning with their mobile library to provide crafts, activities and Storytime during their stay. Anyone who stops by also will be able to check out books or sign up for a library card.
The Money Museum, located at 818 N. Cascade Avenue adjacent to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, is open from 10:30 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Regular admission to the museum is $8; admission for seniors, military and students is $6.
The Money Museum is America’s largest museum dedicated to numismatics, and explores art, history, science and much more through coins, tokens, medals, paper money and other related items.
Two main exhibits are currently on display at the museum:
- The Medal in America – This exhibit illustrates the history of the United States from colonial times to the present, starting with the invention of modern medals and how they are made.
- History of Money – Money has been evolving for the last 10,000 years. This exhibit displays those changes for all types of money – coins, tokens, paper money, emergency notes and more.
Each week between June 14 and Aug. 4, a different attraction will offer discounted admission to their venue for cardholders who show their library card or offer their card number at entry. For more information and a full schedule of all the Discount Days participants and offers, visit ppld.org/DiscountDays.
The Money Museum is operated by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association, which is dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational programs including its museum, library, publications, conventions and webinars. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit money.org.