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- The Hunt For Treasure!
- Sat, Sep 10 - Sun, Jan 01
- Gateway Science Museum - Chico
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Sept 10 – Jan 2011 | Wed–Fri Noon–5 pm | Sat–Sun 10 am-5 pm
625 Esplanade, Chico
Adults $5 | Children $3 | Members Free
Presented by The Gateway Science Museum
What is treasure? Who hunts for treasure and how do they find it?
Come explore the science, history, and thrill of treasure hunting at the Gateway Science Museum. From pirate ships to the Gold Rush you’ll discover treasures at sea and on land. You can also investigate geocaching, today’s form of treasure hunting.
• Sunken Treasure below the surface of the water to investigate ships that never arrived at their destinations. Discover who hunts these ships, what tools they use to locate treasure, and what they find in the depths of the sea.
• Pirate booty, the Knights Templar, and hoards of gold in Buried Treasure lore. Experiment with a metal detector to find treasure buried within the exhibit.
• Gold Rush treasures of the 19th century, which have a long history in our region and throughout the West. Investigate the hunt for gold with biographical sketches and maps that highlight the Gold Rush era.
• Modern Treasure Hunting that employs exciting technology such as the global positioning system and maps built into your cell phone. Consider the navigation tools people use to find their way including maps, compasses, and landmarks. Discover the excitement of geocaching, a family friendly outdoor activity that uses GPS receivers as tools for players to seek out hidden treasure.
The Hunt for Treasure! includes a range of hands-on activities for the whole family including:
• Digging for treasure on Virtual Oak Island
• Making a crayon rubbing of a coin replica
• Going on a treasure hunt in the exhibit
• Exploring the contents of a geocache
The Hunt for Treasure! is organized by NRG! Exhibits
For more information please visit www.gatewayscience.org or call (530) 898-4690.
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- 625 Esplaade
Next to Bidwell Mansion
The mission of the Gateway Science Museum is to create a life-long learning environment that enables people to explore, interpret, and celebrate the magnificent natural heritage of our region through science, research, and education.