Museums provide a unique perspective on the financial education of children. Combining education with history can have a much more dramatic effect on kids. To present finance in a real world context, makes it come alive. Other exhibits use fun and entertainment to teach kids money management principles. Either way, you will want to put these museums on your educational agenda. Visit them online or in person.
Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC
Step into a colorful world of money where kids play with smart ways to spend and save while having a wealth of fun learning to earn. Moneypalooza brings to life the importance of establishing healthy money habits through innovative and high-energy activities.
818 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
Through the discovery of money, America’s largest museum dedicated to numismatics brings culture to life. The museum explores art, history, science and much more to promote the diverse nature of money and related items.
The museum includes one permanent exhibit and rotating exhibits in each of the other three galleries. Visitors can find spectacular rarities and learn about the history of our nation and the world as seen through money.
The Harry W. Bass Gallery
A multimedia gallery that houses the Harry W. Bass Collection, a spectacular and comprehensive collection of American gold coins, experimental pattern coins and paper money.
A House Divided: Money of the Civil War takes a unique look at this epic, bloody time while showcasing the era’s coins, paper money, medals, and new ideas in war financing that helped lead to the North’s victory.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center
The Museum contains many great rarities in coins and currency, from the earliest coins created 2,700 years ago up to the latest innovations in electronic monetary exchange, as well as fascinating objects such as beads, wampum, dentalia, and other commodities once used as money.
The following virtual exhibitions are based on objects within the National Numismatic Collections. In many cases they are based on exhibitions which have appeared in the Hall of Money and Medals at the National Museum of American History, or on travelling exhibits which have appeared at various venues across the United States. These exhibits are expanded as time permits and will eventually grow to be representative of the collections as a whole.
48 Wall Street, New York, NY
Welcome to the Museum of American Finance, the nation's only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market tradition which has made New York City the financial capital of the world.
Traces our country's currency from the earliest years through the latest designs and features barter currencies, gold, coins, paper money and scrip. A tactile money display allows visitors to touch historic and modern coins, and to view the security features in modern money on a light board and under an ultraviolet light.
Explores the history of banking in America and explains the different types of banks and bank accounts. It also features multi-media sidebars on bank robberies, credit cards and the infamous S&L crisis, as described in the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, as well as a display of historical piggy banks.
Visitors encounter stories woven with innovation and resourcefulness, a tolerance for risk and, above all, constant determination. The video interviews with 16 modern-day entrepreneurs reveals people who creatively identify opportunities and take the initiative to realize their ambitions.
Interviews conducted on the trading floors at the New York Stock Exchange, the New York Mercantile Exchange and at Citi allow the viewer to experience these financial markets firsthand, directly from those working in the industry.
Traces Hamilton's life from his birth into poverty in the Caribbean through his rise to military and political greatness in America, becoming America's premier economic thinker. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, he saved the new nation's credit, established plans for funding our new country's debt, created a national bank, and used the tax system to encourage economic development.
A monumental 8’ x 20’ graphical wall accompanied by a video presentation, the timeline begins with the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble in late 2006 through the unprecedented trillions being guaranteed and injected into the private sector in 2008-2009 by the government.
Includes such unique pieces of American history as the earliest known American stock certificate, the earliest known American bank check in the public domain and a certificate from the first US federal bond issue.
Learn about the substantial improvement in living standards in New England over the past 200 years and about how economic growth makes possible rising living standards. Visitors see how life used to be in three earlier periods and try their hand at making major decisions in the textile, bicycle, and computer industries in New England.