This permanent exhibit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is free and employs advanced presentation technology and interactive displays. The exhibit is a wonderful place to learn the story of central banking in the United States.

Philadelphia is the home of the first Bank of the United States, and that's why the Philadelphia Fed is eager to tell you about the nation's financial history.

  • Trace the changes in our national currency from the early 1600s to today. View money from the original 13 colonies. Examine a rare $100,000 bill.
  • Test your skill at operating a bank by correctly answering questions that advance you from trainee to investment manager.
  • Listen to a futuristic teller describe the payment system.
  • In addition, marvel at a 25-foot tower of shredded bills totaling $100 million. Examine a currency cart representing $1,350,000 in $5 bills.
  • Test your skill at detecting counterfeits and learn about the new security features on the latest currency. Match wits with Benjamin Franklin and test your knowledge of money.

Individuals and groups of fewer than 10 people are welcome to visit Money in Motion at any time during exhibit hours. We ask groups of 10 or more to schedule visits at least two weeks in advance. March through June are very busy months because of school tours, so book your visit early.

To arrange a group visit or to get more information about Money in Motion, contact exhibit staff at 215-574-7123.