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“FREE and dnicely done”

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Good information and story of how the fed functions and it purpose. You can get a fresh quarter there (uncirculated condition intended for circulation) out of the machine. Free and worth going. Wish they had more unique things to buy.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

There is a lot of history in the small museum. If you like money there is a variety of old coins and paper money. It is free and they give you $100 in shredded money.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

There is an area of the lobby set aside with interactive exhibits. You do get a bag of shredded money which is fun. If you are interested in banking and how the government influences the banks, this is a good experience.

I think kids would have to be at least teens to get the most out of it. It is quick and free, so why not? It is a nice accompanyment to the mint tour, but the mint tour is significantly more interesting.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

By all accounts, the Philly Fed is an august institution that together with 12 other Federal Reserve Banks manages macroeconomic elements of our every-day economy in the name of America’s financial stability. The Fed’s Money in Motion Exhibit is very detailed and explains all. For example, did you know that a $1 note is in circulation less than 5 years? And that the 25 foot-high tower in the foyer contains $100 million dollars in shredded bills?

However, it is not complicated to explain the workings of Alexander (Sandy) Calder’s White Cascade mobile sculpture hanging from the ceiling of the Fed’s Eastburn Court. Commissioned by the Fed, Calder created this mobile in 1976, incidentally, the year of his death. The task of forging and assembling this massive piece must have been an awesome task, especially since the 14 white aluminum discs are each taller than a man and the connecting and supporting steel rods weigh close to 10 tons. A small electric motor keeps White Cascade gently rotating. A brochure explains further details.

White Cascade is the largest mobile in the world; and the $100,000 bill shown in the Money in Motion exhibit is surely one of the rarest in the world.

Please check for opening times. Bring your ID since access to the building is strictly monitored; photography is not permitted.

Enjoy!

Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Interesting exhibits of money and has interactive trivia/quiz game. Some of the interesting exhibits include colonial currency, very large denomination US bills, and a stack of more than &1 million in $5 dollar bills.

Thank Joe P
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