Summer To-Do: Visit the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Written by: Allison Swan
Did you know you can tour the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City? It's located within the Crown Center District and within walking distance from the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial and Union Station and is completely free, no reservations required. You'll have fun learning all about the economy through their hands-on exhibits for all ages!
Watch millions of dollars in currency be processed, lift a gold bar worth nearly $500,000, discover more than 500 pieces of historic coins on loan from the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and see the story of U.S. Minted coins throughout the decades. See what $40 million looks like stacked on their $40 million wall, learn what it takes to store billions of dollars, and see if you can detect a counterfeit bill. In the currency design studio and rubbing station, kids can design their own currency and create colorful money. Before you leave, you'll get a free souvenir bag of shredded U.S. money to take home!
Before entering, you'll have to go through security and show a valid photo I.D. if you're over 18. Now through August 10th, take a summer pop-up tour to see the cash processing and vault viewing area. Thirty-minute tours will run at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.