Special Exhibits

Treasures!

Treasure!

June 16 – August 26, 2012

What is treasure? How do people hunt for treasure? What do you treasure? Explore these questions and take part in your own treasure hunt when you visit Treasure! this summer at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.
This hands-on exhibit for all ages includes activities that allow you to try the tools of treasure hunting, pan for fake “gold,” and participate in a treasure hunt in the exhibit to locate a special treasure chest.  Explore how people search for and find underwater treasure and buried treasure, then dive into the world of finding treasures in your own attic! And most importantly, discover why and how treasures should be found using methods that don’t destroy property or historical evidence.
Come to see Treasure! and learn about the technologies, techniques and responsibilities involved in a modern-day treasure hunt.