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Celebrate Black History Month at The Children's Museum—February 2023

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Public Events

First Thursday Night
$6 admission
Feb. 2, 4–8 p.m.

Celebrate Black heritage and achievements in history, science, art and music through storytelling, special activities, and performances featuring Alyssa Gaines, 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate, and other artists.

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Presidents Day
Free admission
Feb. 20

Free advance ticket required.
Tickets available beginning Feb. 10.

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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Resources for your home

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

  • Discover the impact of Janet Emerson Bashen's pioneering work in the world of computer technology and learn to code your name—learn more
  • Explore the influence of Black musicians on American music—learn more
  • Learn about Garrett Morgan's invention with these Stoplight Activities—learn more

Around the museum

You can find many items and programs throughout the museum that are connected to Black history all year long. Here are a few highlights you don't want to miss:

Exhibits to explore:

Objects to look for:

  • Discover replica of the Lieutenant Uhura costume worn by Nichelle Nichols is on display in the Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater inside Beyond Spaceship Earth
  • Spark your inspiration with the jersey knit maxi dress designed by Stephen Burrows in American POP
  • Celebrate the acheievements of Black race car drivers in The World of Sport when you encounter the Loving Cup Trophy and the race car driven by Willy T. Ribbs in the 1993 Indy 500