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We hunted for space treasure at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – check out our booty!

The Treasure! exhibit runs through May 5 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. For more information, visit starhop.com. 0

April 23, 2013
We hunted for space treasure at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – check out our booty!

We hunted for space treasure at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – check out our booty!

The Treasure! exhibit runs through May 5 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. For more information, visit starhop.com. 0

April 23, 2013
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Take a deep breath and learn all about SCUBA gear – a must-have for seekers of underwater treasure. Tanks for the memories! 0

April 23, 2013
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We grew up reading books like Treasure Island and Nancy Drew and the Mystery Of The Smuggling Pirate Smugglers of Smuggler Cove, so we were drawn to this porker-dumping treasure tale. Mmm, pork dumplings. . . 0

April 23, 2013
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We fought off pirates keen on stealing our treasure in this fun interactive video game. Did you know we are kind of a big deal? CANNONBALL! 0

April 23, 2013
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Modern-day treasure hunting often takes the form of geocaching, in which folks bury items and then post the coordinates online. If computers had existed in pirate times, everyone would have worn iPatches. 0

April 23, 2013
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This mineral water bottle and clay pipes were part of the cargo recovered from the wreck of the Adgillus, which sank in 1874 near the Isle of Man. 0

April 23, 2013
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This cool compass helped steer us in the right direction – toward the trough where we could pan for gold like a prospectin’ cowboy! 0

April 23, 2013
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We dove into a treasure-filled pit with a metal detector and located this chain, which was probably used as a parrot leash by an old-timey pirate. 0

April 23, 2013
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X marks the spot! We didn’t need much guidance, let alone a map, to enjoy our visit to the Treasure! exhibit at the Discovery Center. 0

April 23, 2013