Looking for free field trips and classroom activities on personal finance, economics, and history aligned with education standards? Look no further than the Cleveland Fed’s Money Museum.
Get interactive with our money, finance, economics and Fed themed online activities.
April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month!
Check out the Cleveland Fed's quick list of resources for educators, homeschool networks, parents and after-school programs to help students improve their knowledge about money and personal finance.
- Explore our new personal finance activities developed to help students of all ages make sound money-making decisions.
- Logicals: Explore your logic-based reasoning skills by playing 3 perplexing puzzles designed to use the process of elimination and deductive reasoning to find the answers.
- Monte’s Math Challenges: Join Monte our museum mascot using this fun interactive quiz to sharpen your skills with these financial literacy math challenges. Click on the game titles to open each Kahoot.
- Monte’s Math Challenges—Red Squirrels Level
Monte the money tree squirrel wants your help to solve these fun math questions. His friends like counting coins and buying candy, do you? Let’s solve these problems and build your money math skills!
Recommended for grades 1-3.
- Monte’s Math Challenges—Gray Squirrels Level
“Practice makes perfect!”, says Monte the money tree squirrel. These math questions will sharpen your skills about money, earning and spending.
Recommended for grades 4-7.
- Monte’s Math Challenges—Flying Squirrels Level
Put your personal finance skills to the test with these financial literacy themed word problems. Topics include earning, income, and spending.
Recommended for grades 8-12.
- Monte’s Math Challenges—Red Squirrels Level
- FinLit Bingo: A great activity for students and families! Played the same as a traditional bingo game, except our FinLit bingo cards are filled with monetary terms. Definitions are called out and players cover the answer on their own board. The first player to fill a straight line wins the game. A vocabulary review list, instructions, and 10 bingo cards are included with this activity.
- Bases Loaded: Round the bases by matching vocabulary terms with their definitions. It’s a home run! We have a baseball game featuring financial literacy vocabulary for your students. Make a run for it and try your best to hit all the bases and score!
- $how Me the Money: Financial Literacy Resources for Educators. Replay links from previously-held sessions highlighting FREE educational resources available from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and across the Federal Reserve System will be available soon. Whether you are teaching in-person or virtual classes, enrich your elementary, middle school, and high school students:
- Publications & classroom supports
- Interactive apps & games
- Curriculum & lesson plans
- Programs for students and teachers
- Stay tuned! Check back soon for the winner of our Danny Dollar student project classroom video. More than 3,000 students from across the district enrolled in this year’s virtual academy. As part of their capstone project, students were asked to share their Danny Dollar reflections and create their own millionaire money visions. The class with the most votes will win a 1:1 visit with Danny Dollar author Ty Allan Jackson.
Plan a Field Trip
The Cleveland Fed’s Education & Museum Outreach department welcomes school and community-based educational groups for field trips and bank tours at no cost.
NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution, the Cleveland Money Museum & Learning Center and Cincinnati Branch Learning Center are currently closed to all visitors. However, we are currently offering Virtual Field Trips for schools and educational groups.
All field trips consist of:
- An educational activity crafted to be hands-on
- Activities are aligned to state standards
- Educators can select a preferred activity based on grade level and topic when scheduling their visit. Activity topics include:
- Career & College Readiness
- Currency Recognition
- Employability Skills
- History of the Federal Reserve System
- Monetary Policy
- Personal Finance
Advanced reservations are required for all in-person and virtual field trips. Visit our online booking tool to schedule an in-person or virtual tour for your classroom or educational group.
NOTE: We are currently closed for on-site field trips, however we are now scheduling virtual field trips for school and community-based groups. Questions? Contact LearningCenter@clev.frb.org.
Choose a classroom activity topic for your field trip (includes pre- and post- worksheets) that fits your group’s learning objectives.
Schedule a free tour or plan a visit to the Cleveland Fed and Money Museum.
Take a look at our museum and beautiful historic lobby.
Have a question about visiting?
Learn about our FREE educational programs for students across our district.
Bring the Money Museum to You
Read their stories. Discover their lives. See their city. Read Somewhere in Cleveland: The Cleveland Fed Scholars Story Project.
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.
Borrow one of our exhibits to display in your school or institution for free.
Request a financial literacy or economic education speaker from the Fed talk to your group via video conference for free.
Have a financial literacy or economic education speaker from the Fed meet with your group for free.
December 2013 marked the 100-year anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act, learn about more than a century of central banking through our resources.