Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure Exhibit at Discovery Times Square

by - 7/03/2013 11:38:00 AM

We were recently invited to "travel beneath the surface and explore SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, an interactive multi-media exhibit containing more than 500 artifacts from deep-ocean expeditions around the world" at New York City's Discovery Times Square.

Shipwreck Pirates and Treasure Exhibit at Discovery Times Square

I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Written by guest blogger, Scherrie Donaldson, who blogs on Thirty Mommy a resource for women and parents who want to balance family life with their busy lives in the city.

Shipwreck Pirates and Treasure Exhibit at Discovery Times Square

The exhibit is ideal for visitors of all ages and over, my 3 year old and 1 year old had a great time plus I am sure they learned a thing or two. We looked at rare bottles, porcelain figurines and of course treasures of gold & silver that were recovered from the SS Republic, SS Gairsoppa, WWII U-boats.

Shipwreck Pirates and Treasure Exhibit at Discovery Times Square

Most of the artifacts were recovered by the Odyssey Marine Exploration, INC which uses innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology including ZEUS (a remotely operated robotic arm).

There were also a number of virtual and interactive features including: a create your own pirate game, an opportunity to virtually pilot a submersible over a wreck site and scour for artifacts using a robotic arm and there was even a Hurricane Simulator where guests could experience winds up to 75+ mph.

And of course the was also a section filled with tales of historical pirates: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Barbary Corsairs and Mary Read & Anne Bonny. The exhibit will be featured through the end of December, so start planning your trip back in time to explore shipwrecks, pirates & treasure.

The Discovery Times Square is located at
226 West 44th Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
Phone: 866.987.9692

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