Gateway Science Museum

Summer 2015


A woman interacts with the Moneyville exhibitMoneyville™ was on display in the North Gallery from May 30 through September 6, 2015.

Money isn’t just dollars and cents. The ancient Aztecs used chocolate for money, and Yap islanders used 500-lb. stones! So what is money and how does it work? Take a trip to Moneyville and find out. Take a tour of money’s many forms and functions, and discover how it has dramatically changed throughout history. See samples of currency from pounds to pesos, put your face on a million dollar bill, run your own lemonade stand, and even play the stock market. This exciting exhibit will have you seeing money in a whole new way.

Moneyville was made possible by the generous support of the National Science Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. The exhibit was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

MONEYOPOLIS is a registered trademark of Ernst & Young. The Moneyville trademark is used under license.

Journey Stories

A man rests against his car in a photograph taken from the Journey Stories exhibitJourney Stories was on display in the James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery from July 1 through August 12, 2015.

Journey Stories was made possible by Exhibit Envoy. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Exhibit Envoy. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

This compelling Smithsonian exhibition shows how our evolving mobility changed a young nation and how transportation made us grow. The accounts of travelers themselves express the hopes and promises of fresh starts, the grim realities of forced migrations and difficult journeys, and the thrills of personal travel.