The New England Economic Adventure is the Boston Fed’s flagship economic education program. With both a “physical” side (a multi-part, interactive experience for groups of on-site visitors) and a “virtual” side (this companion web site featuring illustrated narratives, an animated game, and a multitude of resources), the Adventure seeks to help the public understand economic growth and other important related concepts. Both sides of the Adventure program are free and may be used independently, although each complements and adds value to the other.
Since the Adventure first opened in 2003, thousands of visitors have experienced its mix of interactive exhibits and activities. In the process, they had an opportunity to learn about important concepts in an engaging way—specifically how increased productivity, expanded trade, and economic growth have over time helped boost the standard of living of most New Englanders.
Economic Education in the Federal Reserve System