Courtesy of Discovery Children’s Museum

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — February is Black History Month, and Discovery Children’s Museum is celebrating the achievements and contributions of Black Americans throughout history.

The museum, located in downtown Las Vegas, will feature various activities and workshops throughout February to teach visitors about the vast cultural contributions of African Americans in society. Some of the activities include using snap circuits to design light signaling systems, a nod to Garrett Morgan who invested the three-light traffic signal in 1923, and completing experiments with air pressure, which made Lonnie Johnson’s invention of the Super Soaker possible.

While at the museum, visitors can also check out “B is for Black Brilliance,”, a children’s book celebrating, acknowledging, and amplifying Black brilliance by author, educator, and CEO Shawna Wells. Traveling from A to Z, the book takes readers on a journey to see how twenty-six Black figures, both past and present, have paved the way for the Black community, and overall society, with their inventions, talents, and leadership.

“We are a group of caregivers who are building the next generation of Black and brilliant humans, and so as we start to understand our brilliance, we have to teach it and be storytellers, from this generation to the next,” said Wells, the founder and CEO of “B is for Black Brilliance”.

The special Black History Month exhibits and events will be featured at the Discovery Children’s Museum through Friday, March 1. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

You can purchase “B is for Black Excellence” at Discovery Children’s Museum or by visiting its website.

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