AMY Shows Kids The Money

PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Arizona Museum for Youth's (AMY) newest exhibit is guaranteed to get children's attention because it is all about the green – money that is. BMO Harris Bank is a presenting sponsor of "Show Me the Money", a colorful, artistic look at currency and coins from around the world. Kids can create their own money and then shop at the town market, view a history of money timeline, view several art pieces related to money, and learn about the "art" behind the printed bill.

The exhibit contains a number of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. While the children are busy dressing up to play banker, parents can use the BMO Harris electronic tablet and learn how to teach their children how to spend and save wisely through BMO's "Helpful Steps for Parents" program. BMO Harris is also providing the young visitors with a financial activity book they can take home.

BMO Harris Bank Arizona President, Steve Johnson, commented, "As a financial institution, we understand the importance of raising financially-smart kids. AMY has done a wonderful job of presenting this exhibit as both fun and educational."

The partnership between AMY and BMO Harris Bank began with the Museum's founding in 1980.

"We feel so very fortunate to have this wonderful collaboration with BMO Harris Bank. AMY is particularly honored to provide the community with their first experience with the bank's new brand," said AMY Executive Director Sunnee O'Rork.

"Show Me the Money" runs until January 20, 2013. For more information, including the museum's location, operating hours, and admission, visit: , or call 480.644.2468.

About BMO Harris Bank

Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.

About The Arizona Museum for Youth

The Arizona Museum for Youth (AMY) is a fine arts museum for children and families and serves as a terrific place to introduce life-changing art. The museum hosts several world-class exhibitions, annually, and features ArtVille, a special, art township for kids under 4 years of age and ArtZone for kids 5 and older. As part of the exhibitions, a dynamic array of art classes, fun workshops and family programs are available to teach basic art principles and techniques as they relate to the current exhibition.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank