Money Museum

Money Museum information

Location
Chicago , USA
Address
230 S LaSalle St
Telephone
+1 312 322 2400
Getting there
Metro: Brown, Orange, Purple, Pink Line to Quincy
More information
www.chicagofed.org
Opening hours
8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri
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This small museum in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is fun for a quick browse. The best exhibits include a giant glass cube stuffed with one million $1 bills (they weigh 2000lb) and a counterfeit display differentiating real bills from fakes. Learn why we call $1000 a ‘grand’, and snap a sweet photo clutching the million-dollar-stuffed briefcase.

You’ll also get a free bag of shredded currency to take home. The museum is a school group favorite. At 1pm there’s a 45-minute guided tour. When you enter the building, look for the ‘visitors center’ sign (it doesn’t say ‘Money Museum’), and note you’ll have to go through a metal detector.