learning center and money museum


Why is a dollar worth a dollar? Who makes money? How did we buy things before we had money? Come explore the history of money, how it shapes our world, and its central role in our lives.

Online Activities

Get interactive with our money, finance, economics and Fed themed online activities.

  • Great Minds Think: Online Interactive Game
  • Escape from the Barter Islands
  • The Panic of 1907
  • Money Visions
  • Money Innovations
  • Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money
  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Plan a Field Trip

Bring your students to the Money Museum in downtown Cleveland for a fun and educational trip. Engage younger students in our interactive museum, and give high school students a first-hand look at the Fed with a tour of our facilities. All for the best price… free!

Lesson Plans and Program Topics

Choose a classroom activity topic for your field trip (includes pre- and post- worksheets) that fits your group’s learning objectives.

Visit Us

Schedule a free tour or plan a visit to the Cleveland Fed and Money Museum.

Virtual Tour

Take a look at our museum and beautiful historic lobby.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about visiting?

Bring the Money Museum to You

The Cleveland Fed Scholars Story Project

Read their stories. Discover their lives. See their city. Read Somewhere in Cleveland: The Cleveland Fed Scholars Story Project.

Order Education Resources

Order our popular publications for free or download copies now! Publications include Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money workbook available in English and Spanish or "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," our "Wizard of Oz" booklet.

Traveling Exhibits

Borrow one of our exhibits to display in your school or institution for free.

Fed in the Classroom

Request a financial literacy or economic education speaker from the Fed talk to your group via video conference for free.

Request a Speaker

Have a financial literacy or economic education speaker from the Fed meet with your group for free.

Federal Reserve System

Learn more about central banking and the Federal Reserve System.

Museum Education Advisory Council

The Museum Education Advisory Council is comprised of community members who provide broad-based input and counsel on the museum’s areas of focus such as community engagement, exhibits, outreach, acquisitions, curriculum, and technology. We seek Council members who are diverse in background and regional perspectives to help us better understand and engage with the communities we serve. Recommend yourself or someone you know to be a Museum Education Advisory Council member.