Reimagined 'Moneypalooza' Exhibit Opens at Marbles Kids Museum April 12
A refreshed, pretend pet care exhibit helps children learn how to develop healthy money management habits through play
Photo courtesy of Marbles Kids Museum
Capital Bank and Marbles Kids Museum will host a ribbon-cutting and confetti ceremony on Thursday, April 11, at 5 p.m. to unveil the museum’s updated Moneypalooza financial literacy exhibit. A $75,000 donation from the Capital Bank Foundation funded the transformation of the popular “Aunt Polly’s Pet Sitting” play area into “Polly’s Pet Care,” a small business where kids practice smart money-managing habits while caring for pretend pets.
The exhibit makes it fun to learn about money and provides a path for families and educators to talk to children about healthy money-managing habits. An all-new Polly’s Pet Care is the first major renovation to the Moneypalooza exhibit since it opened in 2010.
Hands-on activities and play in the reimagined space introduce children to the concepts of entrepreneurship, running a business, working with a team, and earning and saving money. Kids will groom and train pretend pets, help run the business, and learn how to provide excellent customer service with playful cash registers and other pretend technology. Learning through play, kids are inspired to see themselves as future entrepreneurs and compassionate leaders. Ongoing financial literacy programming throughout the museum reinforces the playful learning activities in the exhibit.
Polly’s Pet Care officially opens to the public on Friday, April 12, which is also Teach a Child to Save Day. Capital Bank HOPE Inside certified financial counselors will be onsite April 12, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. giving away free piggy banks, coloring books, and family financial literacy information. Capital Bank HOPE Inside centers provide free financial education to anyone (including non-customers), and coach on how to improve credit scores, save money, pay off debt and budget properly.
Learn more about Marbles Kids Museum and all of its exhibits.