Rent this Exhibit
Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone of every age. An educational and entertaining exhibit for museums and science/technology centers, Treasure! explores the history of treasures and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as the people and personalities that hunt for treasure—including your visitors.
"There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind...He will never forget it..."
- Nostromo (from Nostromo by Joseph Conrad)
The educational purpose of the exhibition is to investigate these key ideas: What is treasure? Who hunts for treasure? Why do they hunt treasure? How do people hunt for treasure? On a personal level, the exhibit also provokes the question, what do you treasure? Treasure hunts within the exhibit invite the visitors to be active participants.
Treasure! has seven thematic areas, including underwater treasure, treasures in the attic, buried treasure, gold rushes, protecting treasure, treasure in popular culture, and the modern treasure hunt.
A dozen hands-on activities allow the visitor to try tools of treasure hunting and investigate treasures. Special exhibit features include actual artifacts from shipwrecks and other treasure sites.
Host venues have the option of including in the exhibit $500,000 worth of gold and silver recovered from sunken ships.
The Treasure! video is here!
See why people are so excited about Treasure! through this four-minute video. Share it with your board and donors and watch the interest spread. Qualified museums and science centers are welcome to email us for a copy on DVD, subject to availability.
In addition to the exhibition itself, NRG! Exhibits supplies your venue with thorough education support. This includes:
- A website that is useful for the general public, educators, and students
- Host a presentation by a Treasure! exhibit curator
- Education guide and opportunities for training of venue staff and volunteers
NRG! Exhibits is committed to bringing the exciting Treasure! exhibit to the top of everyone's list of things to do in your community. We'll help your venue accomplish this by providing:
- Support to create city-wide treasure hunts that lead visitors to your door
- Photos for use in print materials and web sites
- Additional concepts for special events tailored to your community
EXHIBIT RENTAL DETAILS
Exhibit Size: approx. 5,000 sq. ft. (A 1,500-sq-ft exhibit about treasure is also available.)
Availability: Three-month rentals
Manuals: Complete installation and maintenance manuals provided
Installation/Take-down: NRG! Exhibits will provide a lead technician. Venue is responsible for providing 3-5 technicians. Takes 4-5 days.
Support: 24/7 telephone support and technical assistance provided
Ceiling Height: 8.5 ft. ceiling minimum
Electrical Requirements: Standard electrical supply
Environment: HVAC system required