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Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

230 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
+1 312-322-2400
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Interesting Little Museum

This is a small museum located inside the federal bank. A security officer opens the door for you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Youngstown, Ohio
Great for Kids & Adults

My family enjoyed the Money Museum at the Fed Reserve Bank of Chicago. I love that it opens at 8:30... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grand Rapids, MI
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Where can you take your picture with a million bucks? Create your own currency? Try your hand at managing inflation? These are just some of the interactive activities available at the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.We're open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Bank holidays, when we are closed). If you want to learn a bit more about the Fed, come for our 1 p.m. guided tour (allow about 45 minutes). Admission is always free. The best part: you'll walk away with about $300 in cash--shredded, of course.
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230 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-322-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small museum located inside the federal bank. A security officer opens the door for you. Prepare to show photo ID and have your bags checked. There are several interactive displays inside; my favorite was the station where you learn to identify real...More

Thank aarroyo9
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family enjoyed the Money Museum at the Fed Reserve Bank of Chicago. I love that it opens at 8:30 so you can get a start on your day, as the time spent there is really only 45 min - 1 hour. They have many...More

Thank millekat02
Reviewed 6 days ago

You need photo id to get in so don't forget to take some. Inside is a well constructed path through the history of money and financial management in the USA which we found very interesting. There is also the million dollar money cube made up...More

Thank pacuthbertson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative displays, many interactive and leaden fun facts about money. People of all ages there enjoying it. It's free and a short visit. Be aware they want a picture ID for you to enter (not for kids obviously)

Thank Schmidly6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun, interactive, learning experience about money. Can learn about our money's history and things such as inflation and interest rates. Can also see what a million dollars looks like and take home shredded currency. You can get pictures of yourself in a couple activities....More

Thank Luvocean3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a little something for everyone. Lots of interesting displays concerning the history of money, and how our money system works. Also your chance to stand on and see hundred of thousands of dollars. Plan on a hour of time to enjoy. Oh yes.... lots...More

Thank DAPeters-MN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was very informative and interactive. There were videos, reading displays, and interactive games; all were interesting and fun. The museum was free and on a Thursday afternoon was not busy at all. Each viaiote also got a feee souvenir. Be prepared to go...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small but mighty! Located within the federal reserve bank (you show ID and go through a scanner) is very handicap accessible and a real gem. Many of the exhibits are interactive. There is a scavenger hunt to do that keeps children and...More

Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is free to get into. They also give you a free bag of shredded money to take home. They have a bin of it inside the museum and you can take 1 for free. They also have a place where you can get...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, they give you free money. Shredded, but it's neat all the same. The museum is free, and not all that large, but it was still very informative with a lot of History on money and the Fed Reserve. You could take a picture with...More

1  Thank LifeisTooShort69
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26 November 2016|
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Response from Lia D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was closed on Thanksgiving. There is a list of their bank holidays on their website which I am not able to include in this comment since this site doesn't allow you to post website links as an answer.
3 September 2016|
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Response from ChiFed | Property representative |
Thank you for asking. Our museum is a self-guided tour. At 1 pm daily, a docent plays a short movie and discusses the Fed. There is also time for questions. We look forward to your visit!
29 December 2015|
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Response from RSGrosse1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it is not easy to understand your question; however, I can write that according to the Federal Reserve Bank, any money which is ripped or written on it destroyed. When you visit the Federal Reserve Bank you can take... More