It’s a city for kids, run by kids! Bank of America’s Kidtropolis, USA mirrors a real city where kids choose what they want to be and work with other kids to make it function.
In Kidtropolis, USA you choose where to work, where to shop, and what to do with the money you earn. It is up to you to keep this city functioning by becoming city leaders, business managers, shoppers, voters and workers to run it all. Featuring nine businesses, over two dozen job opportunities, and constantly changing features, there’s something new to try on every visit!
Kidtropolis encourages kids to role-play jobs that highlight the work of city leaders, business owners, employees and citizens; earn income by working; use money in a way that models real life; and engage in trial and error to discover the importance of money management and financial planning. By taking on these roles, kids keep the city running as they participate in a sophisticated, simulated economy where they can earn and spend money on items and experiences throughout the “city.”
“My favorite part was the grocery shopping. It is filled with laughter, ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ from young and old alike.”
“When the kids work at the vet or grocery store, they get paychecks and you can use an actual card to add it to your kid's fake bank account. My son LOVED it.”
“We had so much fun just in the kid city, Kidtropolis, that we spent the majority of the time there. Our kid was a vet, a banker, an artist, and a shopper all within minutes.”
A KidCard is a special card you receive upon entry to the museum. It acts as a debit card to withdraw or deposit money in Kidtropolis, USA. Be sure to keep your card and bring it back on your next visit.
In Kidtropolis, USA you can work as a veterinarian, police officer, news anchor, forensic scientist—even manage your own business! Don’t forget to collect your paycheck and deposit it into your account.
For a small tuition (just 10 Kidtropolis dollars), you can purchase studio time and explore a variety of art materials and activities, utilizing creative self expression to make your own masterpiece.