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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.

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
FinLit Month

April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month!

Check out the Cleveland Fed's quick list of resources for educators, homeschool networks, parents and after-school networks to help students improve their knowledge about money and personal finance.

  1. Teacher PD: $how Me the Money: Financial Literacy Month Resources for Educators. April 7. These sessions highlight the FREE educational resources available from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and across the Federal Reserve system which include:
    • Publications & classroom supports
    • Interactive apps & games
    • Curriculum & lesson plans
    • Programs for students and teachers

    Whether you're teaching in-person or in a virtual classroom, this session is for you! Replay links will be available soon.
  2. Check out our brand-new personal finance activities designed to give kids hands-on experiential learning about money:
  3. Vote for your favorite 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. Voting ends Monday, April 12.

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:
    • Bartering
    • Career & College Readiness
    • Currency Recognition
    • Employability Skills
    • History of the Federal Reserve System
    • Inflation
    • 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.

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?

Student Programming

Learn about our FREE educational programs for students across our district.

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 Teaching 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 History

December 2013 marked the 100-year anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act, learn about more than a century of central banking through our resources.