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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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All About Money!

What can be more interesting and exciting than finding out all about money that you always wanted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
junaidadil
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Tucson
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Get your Picture Taken with a Million Dollars

This museum is as much for adults as for kids. The 1 pm tour is really a brief explanation of what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jlucaschg0
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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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+1 312-322-2400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can be more interesting and exciting than finding out all about money that you always wanted to know. A highly educational and enlightening experience for kids and adults alike. Very highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is as much for adults as for kids. The 1 pm tour is really a brief explanation of what the Fed does followed by the movie that plays on a loop and a Q-A session. The best way to do this is to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to learn about money via a hands-on approach. Kids will enjoy it for about an hour after the 15 min video. FREE! Only 1 block from Sears Tower. Very close to the "L".

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t plan to stop in but we’re glad we did. Very nice people and very interesting info. Can you identify a counterfeit bill? Take a picture with $1 million. Take 45 min and check it out; theses aren’t in every city!

Thank Pete V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biannually we take a school group to the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve. Be sure to watch the short (15minute video) that provides an overview of the Federal Reserve and the role of the branch in Chicago. It is educational and entertaining, the kids...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Money museum is at the Federal reserve bank of Chicago. You have to show your photo identity and undergo screening before entry. It is worth the visit. There is even a free photo taking spot

1  Thank Sathis C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids, 12 and 14, loved the Money Museum, as did I. It is small so it remains interesting. Nice exhibits on the history of the US monetary system and mint; some interactive. They gave out little bags of shredded money, which the kids loved....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only came across this when the tour guide on the hop/on/off bus mentioned it. It was bitterly cold whilst we were in Chicago so we were looking for plenty of indoor activities and we were on a budget. The museum was completly free!! lots...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both found this to be an interesting glimpse into the development of currency in the U.S. and the evolution of the Federal Reserve.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

You have to go through security. There is a good movie that will explains it all. Lots of hands on educational centers. You can get shredded money. !

1  Thank Cosmosvisit
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CindyHuddleston
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.
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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.
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Zaidiej
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.
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