The Bank of Canada Museum has reopened for the first time in 2 years.
Offering a free, fun, and interactive experience, the Museum provides an entertaining and educational perspective on the role played by the Bank of Canada, as well as the important part played by Canadians themselves in keeping our economy healthy.
Visitors begin their tour by creating a digital character, or avatar, to represent them in interactive exhibits that demonstrate how their spending and saving habits ultimately contribute to the Canadian economy. Other highlights include a video game that simulates flying a rocket ship through a galaxy of inflationary and deflationary forces and an interactive that helps visitors design a personalized bank note.
Visitors can also discover Canada’s monetary heritage, as interpreted through a selection of 1,400 artifacts from the National Currency Collection. Examples of international currency and trade items from throughout human history are on display, as well as every bank note series issued by the Bank of Canada since 1935.
In addition to the permanent gallery, visitors can tour the Museum’s temporary exhibition Luck and Lore. This exhibition explores the spiritual, ceremonial and superstitious uses we have for money—and the surprising roots of some very familiar traditions.
The Bank of Canada Museum is open from 10:00–17:00, Thursday through Monday— and always FREE!
For more information about the Museum and its services, visit their official website.