Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Money Museum

Learn about the Federal Reserve in Chicago, see exhibits on inflation and counterfeit money, and view the historical currency collection. A guided tour of the first floor museum lasts roughly 30 minutes and is available for school and scout groups by appointment. Groups can also visit the Money Museum on their own at any time during open hours. A guided tour includes: a presentation about the functions of the Federal Reserve System and the Chicago Fed, a look at the Money Museum's historical currency collection, a short video, and a question-and-answer session. 
       
Contact Info
Address: 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604-1413. Tel: 312-322-2400. Website: www.chicagofed.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 7th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.  

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Mathematics, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

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