Money Adventure Mobile App

Representations of the app menu screen on an iPad and iPhone

Money Adventure is a fun, interactive smartphone and tablet app that helps students learn about the security and design features of Federal Reserve notes. This digital tool brings learning to students’ fingertips, making Money Adventure a classroom and at-home resource.

Money Adventure has two primary components—a note front explorer and a note back explorer. In the note front explorer, students can tilt and tap an interactive $20 bill to discover its unique features. In the note back explorer, students team up with Buck the Time-Traveling Dog on a quest through the historical events illustrated on the back of U.S. currency.

Download the App

Currently, you can download Money Adventure for your iPhone or iPad using the App Store. The app will be available on Android in 2019.

In the Classroom

We provide lesson plans in English and Spanish for teachers to use with the app in their classrooms. We encourage teachers to contact us should they have comments on how we might improve the Money Adventure lesson plans.

At Home

The app's many features and functionalities were built to be engaging and educational for classes at school and for kids at home.

Required Technology

The app requires an internet connection to download onto a mobile device. After download, the app is fully functional with or without an internet connection.

Some of the app's components leverage Augmented Reality (AR) technology. These AR features require the user to enable the device’s camera. But no special accessories (such as headsets) are necessary.

Web-Based Classroom Content

Currency Academy, which is available in English and Spanish, contains a variety of educational resources for kids, including information about the origins of money.

Information about Coins

The Money Adventure app focuses on paper currency only. Educational information about minted currency like coins may be found in Currency Academy or at the U.S. Mint.

Contact Us

We welcome any questions you have for our education team. For media inquiries, please contact the Federal Reserve Board's public affairs team.