Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Come "Treasure" Our New Exhibit @ The Hands On Museum

Do your kids love treasure hunting? Well if so..then the Hands On Museum in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee should be on your list of things to do in this New Year!

On January 16, 2010 a new exhibit opened and will continue until April 25, 2010. This new exciting exhibit organized by NRG! Exhibits of Washington State has a dozen hands-on activities that allow the visitors to try tools for treasure hunting as well as investigate treasures! Visitors can drive an Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), underwater, crack a safe, learn their weight in gold, and experiment with real metal detectors to locate treasure!

In addition to underwater treasure hunting, the exhibit also teaches visitors to locate treasures in the attic, family heirlooms, and long-lost toys that may have hidden value. Ever heard of "geocaching"? It's a new form of treasure hunting that includes various ways of locating treasure such as; maps, landmarks, compasses and of course....GPS!

"Treasure Hunting has found it's way into popular culture through books and movies. And now, modern "Treasure Hunters" use some really exciting technology in their search for treasure," said Kristine Carter, Marketing Manger for the Hands on Museum. "This exhibit is something the whole family can enjoy together."

Hands On! Regional Museum is located at 315 E. Main Street in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. The museum offers daily programming and exhibits focused on the arts, sciences, and humanities for all ages. For more information about this exhibit, or the museum, please call (423) 434-HAND or visit www.handsonmuseum.org.

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