Plan Your Visit
Visit the Money Museum
Located downtown in Chicago’s financial district, the Chicago Fed’s Money Museum features a variety of exhibits focused on economics, money, and the roles of the Federal Reserve. Try your hand at detecting counterfeit notes, learn what a million dollars looks like, and view the rare currency on display. Reservations needed for groups of 15 people or more.
Museum entry costs nothing, and it is open to walk-in visitors with no reservation needed. If your group is 15 people or more, please make a group reservation.
The Money Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on Federal Reserve Bank holidays.
The Money Museum is located on the first floor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at 230 South LaSalle Street, on the corner of Jackson Boulevard and LaSalle.
There is no parking in front of the Money Museum. Please make alternate parking arrangements.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is committed to making Money Museum exhibits and presentations accessible to everyone. Service animals are welcome at the Museum. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. (Wheelchairs are not provided.) The presentation video is captioned, and assistive listening devices may be requested by visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. If a group requires ASL interpretation for a presentation, please contact the Money Museum to place a request at least two weeks prior by emailing Money.Museum@chi.frb.org.
Photo ID requirement
All adult visitors 18 years and older must show a valid, government-issued photo ID before entering the Money Museum.
All individuals visiting the Money Museum will be subject to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's screening process. The following items are not allowed in the Museum. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Firearms, stun guns, knives (including large pocket knives), utility/box cutters
- Pepper spray or mace
- Illegal drugs
- Other illegal or potentially dangerous or destructive items
Prohibited items, not illegal, that are detected will be placed in a container, marked with owner’s name, and returned at the end of the visit. Illegal items that are detected will be confiscated and not returned to the owner.
At no time are firearms allowed into the Museum regardless of concealed carry status. Individuals may not store them and will be asked to leave the premises.
Food and Beverage Policy
We ask for your help in maintaining our facility. Please refrain from consuming food and beverages in the Money Museum. For your convenience, a drinking fountain is located outside the washrooms.
The Money Museum is most appropriate for middle and high school students. Museum staff members are not able to accommodate reservations for student groups under sixth grade. Student groups are required to have at least one adult chaperone for every ten students aged 17 or younger. Reservations are required for student groups with 15 or more attendees. If you do not have a reservation, your group may be turned away if the museum is at capacity.
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Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more people. A student group visit or other group visit lasts one hour and consists of a presentation by a staff member in the Money Museum auditorium for 30 minutes, followed by exploration on your own in the exhibition for 30 minutes. During the presentation, you will hear from a Chicago Fed staff member about the roles of the Federal Reserve, watch a video, and participate in a Q&A. If you prefer your group to explore the exhibits on your own rather than receive a presentation, please indicate this in the "Notes" field of your reservation request.
Student group reservations are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm.
Other group reservations are offered Tuesday through Friday at 3 pm.