We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1455 E 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44114-2517
Phone Number: +1 216-579-3188
Website
Today
09:30 - 14:30
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Ever wonder how money works or what the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland...

Ever wonder how money works or what the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland does as part of the Central Bank of the US? Our Learning Center and Money Museum features more than 25 fun, hands-on exhibits that answer these questions and more! We have friendly staff on hand and interactive games, visual exhibits, creative stations and great films that explain everything about money you can think of from how we use it to why it looks the way it looks. Come see our historic lobby, take pics with our money tree, trade coconuts on Barter Island, identify counterfeit bills and even make your own money! All this in the heart of Cleveland, just steps away from other downtown attractions.

Admission is free and photos are welcome.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 49 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Perfect for kids

Great visit for kids. Not too overwhelming and only takes about an hour. Volunteers are super helpful and friendly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
wvu90
,
Tampa, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 49: English reviews
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visit for kids. Not too overwhelming and only takes about an hour. Volunteers are super helpful and friendly.

Helpful?
1 Thank wvu90
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The building is an absolutely gorgeous older building. The museum is a quick run down of money. Really good for kids and geared to kids. You can grab a bag of shredded money while you're there!

Helpful?
1 Thank Jennifer S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We found the exhibits to be well done and informative but wanted to add this suggestion: There is an exhibit when you go up the stairs that explains the value of compounding interest. I think this is an extremely important concept for Americans, especially young Americans to understand. Consider expanding this exhibit. For example, you could make the point that... More 

Helpful?
Thank nmgpilot
Level Contributor
51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We took our 9 year old while we were in town. They did a great job of explaining how money and the economy works. Hands on activities made learning fun. As adults we had fun doing the activities. The building itself is beautiful. I would recommend this place to anyone with kids.

Helpful?
1 Thank Mcigrl
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Went with kids ranging from 2-12, older kids enjoyed it for about an hour. Interactive, interesting, lots of goodies at the end. Can combine with a visit to the cleveland public library next door or public square's new sprinkler park.

Helpful?
1 Thank tamar3000
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a must see - just to drop in an look at the lobby area with the orange marble and painted ceilings. It is stunning and grab some shredded money to give as gifts.

Helpful?
1 Thank Cindi B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
323 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

A very cool free attraction in the heart of Downtown Cleveland. After passing through the security check at the Federal Reserve, one can only admire the beautiful ceilings inside this building. After a little architectural magic, the next attraction is the small, but interesting, money museum. It's free to visit, and is very informative for people of all ages. Exhibits... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Bonzostar
Bangor
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I enjoyed this museum but it wasn't my son's favorite. I think he would have liked it last year, but as a teenager, not so much. It was fascinating to me how the money moves around I loved how the building interior retains its original look and feel while the exhibits are interspersed.

Helpful?
2 Thank Ellen A
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

It was so fun to come on the money tour! I loved the movie and now I realize they used stones for money, how cool! It was also really fun taking a picture with my face on a one million dollar bill. My favorite part was seeing the money tree! I also liked getting shredded money at the end of... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Paige M
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was on our way past and was the best museum in a long while. While you go through Airport like security, it is fast and efficient, truly a hidden gem of Cleveland. The attendant who explained the Fed to us knew so much about the history and operation of the bank it was a treat to ask more questions.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Mark H

Travellers who viewed Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum also viewed

 

Been to Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?