Our family LOVES the Discovery Center Museum! (Read about our adventure here.) It’s been way too long since we’d last been there, and was particularly excited to here that the museum has a new exhibit.



Up until September 2, the Discovery Center Museum and the Burpee Museum are combining efforts to bring families the fantastic traveling exhibition Treasure! The Hunt Has Just Begun. The science, technology, history, and thrill of treasure hunting are explored in this exhibit that features 5,000 square feet of artifacts, hands-on activities, videos, biographies, and tales from around the world.


Delve into the technology employed by treasure hunters and focus on the people and personalities lured by the promise of prosperity. Be enticed by shipwreck and treasure site artifacts, and learn to use the tools you’d need to find a fortune. Dig for treasure and pan for gold. Operate a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) in a tank of water. Use a metal detector. Use maps, compasses and clues to locate treasure. Learn how to geocache. You can even try your hand at cracking a safe!

Nitty Gritty: Treasure! can be uncovered in the Woodward Exhibit Hall. Admission: $2 for Members; $4 for Public + general Museum admission of $8/person. Parking is free.

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