Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's N.E. Economic Adventure
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The New England Economic Adventure at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is a unique educational initiative designed to teach middle and high school students about improvements in living standards.
School & Group Visits
School and other groups participate in lively interactive games, exhibits, and activities that explore the Adventure’s overarching theme: “Improved living standards are based on advances in productivity.”
The Adventure’s activities, exhibits, and web site cover eight of the National Content Standards in Economics and 20 or more of the concepts/skills for grades 8-12 in the Mass. History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Aspects of the program are also relevant to the Mathematics and English Curriculum Frameworks.
The New England Economic Adventure is not open to individual members of the public or walk-in visitors.
Planning a Visit
Organizations, community groups, institutions, and other entities interested in scheduling a visit should call 1-800-409-1333, press 5 for the New England Economic Adventure, and follow the directions. Visits take about two hours, excluding a tour of the changing exhibit. Adventure programs are free of charge.
On your own, you can spend time on the Adventure web site,
www.economicadventure.org, where you’ll find images, explanations, narratives, profiles, and an illustrated timeline.
All visits must be arranged/reserved in advance.
Class groups may visit the Adventure at the following times:
Monday: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Thursday closed to school groups
Friday: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
Other groups may visit the Adventure at the following times:
Thursday: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210 map
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