Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone of every age. An educational and entertaining exhibit for museums and science centers, Treasure! explores the history of treasure and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as the people and personalities that hunt for treasure. 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.
A special, Cranbrook-only component featuring "treasures" from our collections as well as local treasures, including a cannon discovered in the Detroit river, will also be featured.
Access to this exhibit is not included in your general museum admission.