Center for Financial Education

Financial education is at the heart of the Museum’s mission. For more than 20 years, educators from around the country have been bringing students to the Museum to help them understand how finance impacts their daily lives.

In 2010, the Museum founded its Center for Financial Education, which offers a variety of programs, including classes, the Museum Finance Academy and a P-Credit course taught by Museum educators and market professionals. Please select one of the three following options to proceed with a booking.

Girls Academy for Financial Education

The Museum is introducing the Girls Academy for Financial Education for the Spring 2015 semester. This program teaches the basics of money management to high school girls, with the goal of putting them on the path to financial independence and success.

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Group Admission

All groups are required to book ahead. As such, the Museum grants a 20% discount to groups. Timed admission assures the best experience for each group enabling them full access to exhibits. Please be sure to arrive at the Museum at the time of your ticket.

Classes

The Museum offers 45-60 minute classroom programs, by request only, taught in the education center by museum educators and industry professionals. Standard classes cost $250 and advanced classes cost $500. All of our classes can accommodate up to 40 people and include museum admission.

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Title I Program

The Museum offers Title I middle and high school groups a class, access to exhibits and lunch, free of charge, for up to 40 students. This program has limited availability and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Groups redeeming this offer must provide proof of Title I status. Generous support for this program has been provided by ING.

Public Tours (NEW!)

New this year, the Museum offers public guided tours, based on docent availability, free with admission.

The tours will have limited openings and will be filled on a first come, first served basis each day.

Fees and Reservations

Individuals or groups smaller than eight may visit the Museum on a walk-in basis. Admission may be paid at the front desk upon arrival.

Groups of eight or more are required to reserve timed Group Admission tickets in advance to receive a 20% discount.

If you would like to have a classroom experience with your visit, groups up to 40 may reserve a standard class at $250 or an advanced class at $500. Prices include Museum admission.

Museum Finance Academy

The MFA is the Museum’s financial literacy program for 11th and 12th graders. The eight-week program is free of charge and requires no prior knowledge of finance or economics. Upon successful completion of the personal finance program, all students receive a certificate, and the top student/s receive a scholarship. Students may enroll in this program via our online reservation system.

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P-Credit Class

This New York City Department of Education After School Professional Development Program course on teaching finance is designed to help educators understand and present finance-related subjects to high school students in grades 9-12. Over six weeks, the course covers 10 topics in broad categories that are related to Common Core. Register today.

Educational Materials

The Museum’s educational materials supplement its tour and classroom programs. If you are planning a group visit for a middle school or high school group, we recommend printing copies of one of our scavenger hunts as a fun and educational way for your students to explore the exhibits. If you will be participating in a classroom program, our curriculum guides will give you a sense of the material that will be covered and may be used as pre- and post-visit materials to enhance your students’ Museum experience.

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Financial education is at the core of the Museum’s mission and its public programs and services. An active national-level advocate on behalf of the growing financial literacy movement, the Museum is committed to helping all Americans look to the lessons of financial history, while taking charge of their own financial lives.

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