Notice of Temporary Closure

The Bank of Canada Museum remains closed due to COVID-19. Our museum experience is highly interactive, and our top priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. We look forward to welcoming you again once it is safe for us to reopen.

Kids’ Questions About Money

We’re looking for some curious minds to ask us intriguing questions about money and the economy. Learn more about the contest, submit your questions by March 26 and find out what happens next.

Get your class reflecting on money’s history, both from Canada and abroad, in our new inquiry-based lesson plan for grades 5–10: “Money: Past, Present and Future.”

About the contest

What’s the difference between credit cards and debit cards? How are bank notes made? Why do prices keep going up?

Send us your kids’ or students’ questions, and we might use them in an upcoming special exhibition and online feature. Best of all, we will be awarding gift baskets to five lucky classes and five lucky kids who submit questions!


  • Children must be aged 6 to 14 years and living in Canada.
  • Each child or class may submit only one entry, but that entry can include multiple questions.
  • Participants must accept the terms and conditions of the contest.


The contest will run from February 11, 2021, to March 26, 2021.


Contest winners will be chosen at random.

  • Five individuals will receive a gift basket containing books, toys, t-shirts and other items from our gift shop.
  • Five classrooms will receive a basket of books and other educational items from our gift shop.

We will notify entrants whose questions are chosen for our special exhibition.

Submit your questions


Fill out this form.

Mail or phone

Send your question with your name and contact information to:

Attn: Kids Questions About Money
The Bank of Canada Museum
30 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9

Or call us at:


What happens next

  1. Everyone will receive answers to their questions. Please allow us a few weeks to respond.
  2. We will notify contest winners by March 31.
  3. We will start creating the new exhibition with your help. Check back for progress.

30 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON