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A museum display case showing artifacts related to black history month.

Black History Month Celebration

Join us in honoring the rich heritage, remarkable achievements, and enduring contributions of Black individuals throughout history. Reflect, educate, and celebrate the profound impact of Black culture on the world. Enjoy hands-on activities, performances, museum displays, and more!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Be just like track star Jesse Owens and clear the mini hurdles in record time!

Activity room D, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Be Loud and Proud

Learn about famous, influential Black jazz and blues musicians then try to make a beat yourself with the instrument provided.

Adams Atrium, 11a.m.–3 p.m.


Enjoy playing with View-Masters, Phase 10, and all toys and games created or redesign by black inventors.

Adams Atrium, 11a.m.–3 p.m.

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Learn about Super Soaker inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson’s impact on play by using a product he worked on, the Nerf Blaster.

Storybook Theater, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

John James Audubon Eagle Steppers

Watch and learn step moves from a group of students from 33 School.

Paychex Theater, 12:30 p.m.

Meet and Greet with Miss Sweet Potato Pie

Snap a picture with the iconic Miss Sweet Potato Pie. While you’re there pick a free cultural book to take home.

Adams Atrium, 1:30 p.m.


February 10
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visitor Information

Visit a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.