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Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

411 Locust St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-444-7309
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Free, hands on exhibits in gorgeous building..well worth the time

The building itself is awe inspiring. We saw the signs for the museum as we were walking by and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Avon, Connecticut
Museum that Easily Explains Difficult Economic Concepts

A free museum that carefully explains the economy in easily understood language. It certainly is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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The economy. We hear about it every day, but how much do we actually know about it? The award-winning Inside the Economy(R) Museum inside the historic Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will immerse you in a one-of-a-kind experience that explains the economy, and your role in it, in a fun and interactive way. Engage in a hands-on journey through nearly 100 exhibits that are brought to life through interactive displays, games, sculptures and videos.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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411 Locust St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-444-7309
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The building itself is awe inspiring. We saw the signs for the museum as we were walking by and decided to go inside. Pass through security, greeted and ushered into a small room for a presentation before doors open to the museum It is small...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 1 week ago

A free museum that carefully explains the economy in easily understood language. It certainly is not the top attraction in the Saint Louis downtown area,but can be easily combined with visits to the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse (Where the Dred Scott case was...More

Thank springpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying this museum is definitely targeted for children. But that said, as an adult I enjoyed it very much. A lot of the displays are interactive and all are educational. A great, fun way to introduce kids to money, the stock...More

1  Thank bellyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not really a museum but a self tour through smallish displays. Probably best for 10-12 year old children. Parking was a hassle and entering the place took longer than we expected. You must have photo ID. If you've seen all the other attractions in St....More

Thank Matt59
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Free museum which gives kids (and adults) tips on smart spending and describes how the global economy works. The staff were warm and friendly and we were the only visitors on the day we were there. The kids had fun with the interactive exhibits and...More

2  Thank kroberts0525
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Economy Museum is an interesting place to visit. Very informative and educational for all ages. The staff was informative and helpful. You can even get a small bag of shredded currency.

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 6 and 11 year olds. The exhibits were engaging and highly interactive. We we're impressed at how they integrated technology.

1  Thank Sara M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

They have a lot of interactive demos to show how the economy works. You even leave with a bag of money (shredded 😁). You have to go through security to visit, and adults need a photo ID.

1  Thank lverdouw
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in before heading to the airport. We found it to be fun and interesting. It was well done and interactive. The museum is free which is nice. They do a small security check before letting you in. I wouldn't recommend...More

1  Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My family was going to do the Gateway Arch Riverboat cruise, but it was canceled due to river flooding. However, that allowed us to go and see the Inside the Economy museum. You have to go through airport-like security to get in (since it's in...More

1  Thank TSP2014
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Susan K
22 January 2017|
Response from Suzanne S |
Hi Susan We are open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hope you can plan a visit! Regards, Suzanne