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Celebrate Black History Month at The Children's Museum—February 2024

The contributions of Black Americans surround us every day of the year in every aspect of life—in science, the arts, technology, sports, entertainment, and so much more! For Black History Month, and throughout the year, the museum celebrates all of the amazing contributions that Black Americans have made to our world.

First Thursday Night

$6 admission
Feb. 1, 4–8 p.m.

Advance tickets encouraged.

Celebrate Black heritage and achievements in history, science, art and music through storytelling, and special activities.

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Presidents Day

Free admission
Feb. 19

Free advance ticket required.
Tickets available beginning Feb. 9.

Uncover historical and contemporary political trailblazers and explore monumental presidential initiatives with these special activities to commemorate the lives of our nation’s presidents.

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Around the museum

You can find many objects throughout the museum that are connected to Black history.

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Special programs

Through the month of February, we have special programs connected to Black history.

STEMLab: Soybean Science
Discover how soybeans can be used to make a variety of products and learn about the work of soybean scientist Dr. Percy Julian.
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Freewheelin' Bikes Workshop
Explore African American history while using STEM skills to hold your own bike race.
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Buy ahead and save

All Black History Month programming and events are included with museum general admission and membership. Save up to 25% when you buy at least two weeks in advance. For unlimited visits, become a member today!

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Resources for your home

These museum resources are available for you to use without leaving the house.

Artist Kyng Rhodes designed a special coloring sheet for Black History Month for you to download and color
Bring It to Life

Discover the impact of Janet Emerson Bashen's pioneering work in the world of computer technology and learn to code your name
Start Coding

Explore the influence of Black musicians on American music
Get Creative

Learn about Garrett Morgan's invention with these Stoplight Activities
Green Means Go