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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

Learn more about the exhibition, keep the conversation going with your kids using our resources 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 exhibition

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

When we asked kids to submit their questions about money, hundreds of curious minds responded from across the country. We were very impressed with the quality and diversity of questions and are working hard to answer every one of them.

All questions submitted during the contest will be considered for our upcoming exhibition, which will open in summer 2022.

Resources for talking to your kids about money

The Museum has a number of resources to help you keep the conversation going with your kids:

What happens next

  1. Contest winners will be chosen at random and will be notified by March 31.
  2. Once we’ve answered all the questions, we’ll start choosing questions to feature in our Kids’ Questions About Money exhibition. Those kids and classes whose questions are selected will be notified later this year.
  3. We will start creating the new exhibition with your help. Check back for progress.

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