Photography courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Kids can learn about money and more at the Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
As Easter approaches, bunnies are popping up all over St. Louis, including in two children’s titles: Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells and Money, Money, Honey Bunny! by Marilyn Sadler. After reading the titles to their children, parents can share important lessons about spending choices, savings goals, and other money matters via helpful Q&As from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
“The approach is twofold: Parents have a tool to broach a difficult topic and children get to enjoy reading with their parents," says Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and economic education officer at the St. Louis Fed. "Both will benefit from discussing these basic economic concepts.” The “Econ Lowdown” educational materials include parent resources for several other titles, as well as lesson plans for educators looking for ways to teach economic concepts.
For teachers, parents, and anyone else interested in learning more about money, the Fed also offers the Inside the Economy Museum, located at its downtown headquarters at 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza. Visitors can explore nearly 100 displays, exhibits, and games, including a trading pit game, in which they can make mock trades and experience the high-octane life of a stock trader.
Admission to the museum is free. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding holidays. The museum will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.