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Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

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Whoever heard of a museum in a bank?

Chicago has many world-class museums, dedicated to history, art, science, archaeology, space... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Small but interesting museum.

I've never thought much about the history of money, but this museum was fascinating. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
230 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday

Chicago has many world-class museums, dedicated to history, art, science, archaeology, space, mammals, marine life, medicine and architecture. But a museum in a bank? Devoted to making money fun with zany exhibits such as a cube containing a million one-dollar bills? Welcome to the Money...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never thought much about the history of money, but this museum was fascinating. I enjoyed everything. I particularly like the displays on military script from the wars of the twentieth century. If you're in the area, this is definitely worth about 30 minutes to...More

Thank dickrichardson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum to spend 1/2 hour in. Free admission and even a presentation on the monetary system (though it was a bit dry). Probably fun for teenaged kids. You can try your hand at detecting fake bills. There are also free shredded money in little...More

Thank RenYVR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a fan of museums. I am usually bored quickly. The interactive exhibits and activities are a blast.I learned a few things. I highly recommend a visit. The free photo is the closest to a million dollars I will ever get, but the...More

1  Thank leecypoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The money museum is a hidden gem. Get your picture taken with a million dollars, interactive and leave with a bag of shredded money. Our 8 yr old loved it and so did we!

Thank csnyder31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew money could be so beautiful and interesting? Lots of interactive exhibits and kid friendly activities. Learn the colorful history of American money and a little about investing. I went during annual Open House Chicago and it was packed, but understand it is not...More

Thank Artini52
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This little (free) museum is a great way to spend some indoor time. We were thoroughly impressed with all of the displays along with the interactive exhibits! Did I mention this is FREE?! Make sure to add this to your Chicago To Do list! Also...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A great 45-60 minute experience to learn about the Treasury and federal reserve system. It is free and a great way to kill time while in the financial district of the Loop.

Thank Loren_L_1976
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Where else can you visit for free, get your photo taken (& printed out/emailed to you for free) with $3M and then leave having been legitimately given $364 in cash?! At 1pm one of the reserve’s employees gives a talk on things to do with...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Our Senior Club took a tour of the Money Museum. It was very interesting. It had a lot of things to look at, from shredded money to what the bills looked like in the past. I went with my walker and I had no problems....More

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2 December 2017|
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Response from RoxyG1 | Reviewed this property |
the Museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00pm, except on Bank holidays. Christmas day i'ts closed as well January 1st. Being the December 24th 2017 a Sunday, it will be closed.
Dave F
11 November 2017|
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Response from Jleabrownies |
The Chicago Fed website says they opened a Hamilton exhibit in November of 2017.
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.