Museum of World Treasures

Museum of World Treasures From pre-history to modern day, discover treasures around every corner. Featuring Ivan the T. rex, two real Egyptian mummies, military history, and more!
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The Museum of World Treasures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a world history museum and member of the American Alliance of Museums. We have taken the Pledge of Excellence: The Museum of World Treasures pledges that, in fulfillment of our educational mission, we will strive to operate according to national standards and best practices to the best of our abilities and in accordance with our resources.

The Museum of World Treasures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a world history museum and member of the American Alliance of Museums. We have taken the Pledge of Excellence: The Museum of World Treasures pledges that, in fulfillment of our educational mission, we will strive to operate according to national standards and best practices to the best of our abilities and in accordance with our resources.

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Love learning new things? "Beneath a Prairie Sky" and "From Dinosaurs to Ancient Civilizations" are just two interactive...
05/11/2021

Love learning new things? "Beneath a Prairie Sky" and "From Dinosaurs to Ancient Civilizations" are just two interactive learning experiences that are sure to "wow" your eager mind. Visit cilc.org to start exploring! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

Love learning new things? "Beneath a Prairie Sky" and "From Dinosaurs to Ancient Civilizations" are just two interactive learning experiences that are sure to "wow" your eager mind. Visit cilc.org to start exploring! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

#OnThisDay, May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as the first Black President of South Africa. In his inaugural a...
05/10/2021

#OnThisDay, May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as the first Black President of South Africa.

In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that โ€œthe time for the healing of the wounds has come.โ€ Two weeks earlier, more than 22 million South Africans had turned out to cast ballots in the countryโ€™s first-ever multiracial parliamentary elections. An overwhelming majority chose Mandela and his African National Congress (ANC) party to lead the country.

Read more at history.com

#OnThisDay, May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as the first Black President of South Africa.

In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that โ€œthe time for the healing of the wounds has come.โ€ Two weeks earlier, more than 22 million South Africans had turned out to cast ballots in the countryโ€™s first-ever multiracial parliamentary elections. An overwhelming majority chose Mandela and his African National Congress (ANC) party to lead the country.

Read more at history.com

Need a last-minute Mother's Day gift that says "I totally planned to get this for you weeks in advance?" ๐Ÿ˜ฌ We've got you...
05/09/2021

Need a last-minute Mother's Day gift that says "I totally planned to get this for you weeks in advance?" ๐Ÿ˜ฌ We've got you covered. Just stop by our Museum Store today from noon to 5:00 pm to find the perfect gift! ๐Ÿ˜

#OnThisDay, May 8, 1945, World War II in Europe officially ended at midnight following Germany's unconditional surrender...
05/08/2021

#OnThisDay, May 8, 1945, World War II in Europe officially ended at midnight following Germany's unconditional surrender. However, the war in the Pacific continued until the Japanese surrender in September.

Take a step back in time as you explore one of the largest collections at the Museum of World Treasures โ€“ our World War II display. Our exhibit houses items from the home front and those on the front lines including uniforms, plane and ship models, weapons, and letters from those who experienced World War II firsthand.

Our operating hours:
OPEN: Tues - Sat, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sun 12:00 - 5:00 pm
CLOSED: Mon

#OnThisDay, May 8, 1945, World War II in Europe officially ended at midnight following Germany's unconditional surrender. However, the war in the Pacific continued until the Japanese surrender in September.

Take a step back in time as you explore one of the largest collections at the Museum of World Treasures โ€“ our World War II display. Our exhibit houses items from the home front and those on the front lines including uniforms, plane and ship models, weapons, and letters from those who experienced World War II firsthand.

Our operating hours:
OPEN: Tues - Sat, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sun 12:00 - 5:00 pm
CLOSED: Mon

Explore American history at this month's Homeschool Field Trip on Wednesday, May 19 from 10:00 am to noon!Homeschool Fie...
05/07/2021

Explore American history at this month's Homeschool Field Trip on Wednesday, May 19 from 10:00 am to noon!

Homeschool Field Trip is cheaper than regular admission โ€“ only $6 per person โ€“ including all children old enough to participate โ€“ and free for Members and homeschool teachers showing HSLDA card or non accredited school registration form. Payments may be made in-person on the day of the program. Masks are required.

This event is limited to the first 30 people to register. To register, please email [email protected] with your name, kids' names and ages, along with your contact information.

Deadline to register: May 14, 2021

Explore American history at this month's Homeschool Field Trip on Wednesday, May 19 from 10:00 am to noon!

Homeschool Field Trip is cheaper than regular admission โ€“ only $6 per person โ€“ including all children old enough to participate โ€“ and free for Members and homeschool teachers showing HSLDA card or non accredited school registration form. Payments may be made in-person on the day of the program. Masks are required.

This event is limited to the first 30 people to register. To register, please email [email protected] with your name, kids' names and ages, along with your contact information.

Deadline to register: May 14, 2021

Artifact Spotlight โœจ The use of gold paint in Buddhist art is said to symbolize the sun or fire. Gold paint was often us...
05/06/2021

Artifact Spotlight โœจ The use of gold paint in Buddhist art is said to symbolize the sun or fire. Gold paint was often used on Buddhist art from Tibet. The cap on the Large Golden Buddha head, however, is similar to that found on figures from Thailand.

#MuseumofWorldTreasures

Join us for Senior Wednesday TODAY at 1:30 pm! Tune in virtually or join us in-person and enjoy light refreshments paire...
05/05/2021

Join us for Senior Wednesday TODAY at 1:30 pm! Tune in virtually or join us in-person and enjoy light refreshments paired with a fascinating talk by guest speaker Mary Lou Rivers.

Learn more or register virtually at worldtreasures.org/events

Join us for Senior Wednesday TODAY at 1:30 pm! Tune in virtually or join us in-person and enjoy light refreshments paired with a fascinating talk by guest speaker Mary Lou Rivers.

Learn more or register virtually at worldtreasures.org/events

Mary Lou Rivers has spent almost all of her life living in Wichita. A few facts about her:โ€ข She attended school in Valle...
05/04/2021

Mary Lou Rivers has spent almost all of her life living in Wichita. A few facts about her:
โ€ข She attended school in Valley Center, Kansas, lived in Wichita, and even had a business in downtown Delano.
โ€ข Rivers has 20 years of experience working with Boy Scouts, and helped found the Delano Business Association, the Delano Neighborhood Association, and the Delano Clergy Association.
โ€ข In 1985, Rivers helped raise the first $300,000 to build Botanica and has been part of the GreenWay Alliance, the 501c3 for the Wichita Park Department.
โ€ข Rivers is an emeritus member of the board of Botanica, as well as a board member of Old Cowtown Museum.
โ€ข Rivers has always had a love for history, especially Wichita history.

Please join us tomorrow (in-person or virtually) for Senior Wednesday, "Long Horns and Wichita" presented by Mary Lou Rivers!

To learn more about tomorrow's talk or to register virtually, please visit worldtreasures.org/events

Mary Lou Rivers has spent almost all of her life living in Wichita. A few facts about her:
โ€ข She attended school in Valley Center, Kansas, lived in Wichita, and even had a business in downtown Delano.
โ€ข Rivers has 20 years of experience working with Boy Scouts, and helped found the Delano Business Association, the Delano Neighborhood Association, and the Delano Clergy Association.
โ€ข In 1985, Rivers helped raise the first $300,000 to build Botanica and has been part of the GreenWay Alliance, the 501c3 for the Wichita Park Department.
โ€ข Rivers is an emeritus member of the board of Botanica, as well as a board member of Old Cowtown Museum.
โ€ข Rivers has always had a love for history, especially Wichita history.

Please join us tomorrow (in-person or virtually) for Senior Wednesday, "Long Horns and Wichita" presented by Mary Lou Rivers!

To learn more about tomorrow's talk or to register virtually, please visit worldtreasures.org/events

We've got Mother's Day gift ideas galore in our Museum Store! Come visit us today โ€“ we're open until 5:00 pm.
05/02/2021

We've got Mother's Day gift ideas galore in our Museum Store! Come visit us today โ€“ we're open until 5:00 pm.

05/01/2021

Want to work in an iconic downtown building in the heart of Old Town? The Museum of World Treasures may be your perfect fit.

Apply for our Marketing Coordinator position at:
worldtreasures.org/about/careers

#NowHiring #MuseumofWorldTreasures

Partner Shoutout! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ“ฃ Stop in for lunch or happy hour to support this awesome partner that always supports our local Old ...
04/30/2021

Partner Shoutout! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ“ฃ Stop in for lunch or happy hour to support this awesome partner that always supports our local Old Town nonprofits!

Emerson Biggin's
808 E Douglas
316.303.9800
Open 11:00 am โ€“ 11:00 pm daily

#partners #MuseumofWorldTreasures

Partner Shoutout! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ“ฃ Stop in for lunch or happy hour to support this awesome partner that always supports our local Old Town nonprofits!

Emerson Biggin's
808 E Douglas
316.303.9800
Open 11:00 am โ€“ 11:00 pm daily

#partners #MuseumofWorldTreasures

Please join us for this month's Coffee With the Curator presentation, "Anything But Backward: Sub-Saharan West Africa in...
04/30/2021

Please join us for this month's Coffee With the Curator presentation, "Anything But Backward: Sub-Saharan West Africa in the Later Middle Ages," presented by Dr. Mรกire Johnson!

Join us in-person at the Museum and enjoy delicious refreshments and coffee from The Spice Merchant โ€“ Wichita's Original Gourmet Coffee & Tea Roaster. Can't make it to the Museum? Watch virtually in live time, or catch up on the presentation later in the day. Admission is only $4 per person, free for Museum Members!

Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/4633565796660293

#CoffeeWithTheCurator #MuseumofWorldTreasures

Please join us for this month's Coffee With the Curator presentation, "Anything But Backward: Sub-Saharan West Africa in the Later Middle Ages," presented by Dr. Mรกire Johnson!

Join us in-person at the Museum and enjoy delicious refreshments and coffee from The Spice Merchant โ€“ Wichita's Original Gourmet Coffee & Tea Roaster. Can't make it to the Museum? Watch virtually in live time, or catch up on the presentation later in the day. Admission is only $4 per person, free for Museum Members!

Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/4633565796660293

#CoffeeWithTheCurator #MuseumofWorldTreasures

Join us Wednesday, May 19 from 10:00 am to noon for this month's Homeschool Field Trip at the Museum! Dive into American...
04/29/2021

Join us Wednesday, May 19 from 10:00 am to noon for this month's Homeschool Field Trip at the Museum! Dive into American history with a guided tour of our Founding of American and Civil War exhibits. Then put your skills to the test as you try to identify artifacts from America's past. Finally, explore the Museum for yourself, or take on the challenge of a scavenger hunt through the Museum.

Homeschool Field Trip is cheaper than regular admission โ€“ only $6 per person โ€“ including all children old enough to participate โ€“ and free for Members and homeschool teachers showing HSLDA card or non accredited school registration form. Payments may be made in-person on the day of the program. Masks are required.

This event is limited to the first 30 people to register. To register, please email [email protected] with your name, kids' names and ages, along with your contact information.

Deadline to register: May 14, 2021

Follow this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/207234197569618

Join us Wednesday, May 19 from 10:00 am to noon for this month's Homeschool Field Trip at the Museum! Dive into American history with a guided tour of our Founding of American and Civil War exhibits. Then put your skills to the test as you try to identify artifacts from America's past. Finally, explore the Museum for yourself, or take on the challenge of a scavenger hunt through the Museum.

Homeschool Field Trip is cheaper than regular admission โ€“ only $6 per person โ€“ including all children old enough to participate โ€“ and free for Members and homeschool teachers showing HSLDA card or non accredited school registration form. Payments may be made in-person on the day of the program. Masks are required.

This event is limited to the first 30 people to register. To register, please email [email protected] with your name, kids' names and ages, along with your contact information.

Deadline to register: May 14, 2021

Follow this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/207234197569618

#OnThisDay, April 29, 1429, French national heroine Joan of Arc and her troops entered the besieged city of Orlรฉans duri...
04/29/2021

#OnThisDay, April 29, 1429, French national heroine Joan of Arc and her troops entered the besieged city of Orlรฉans during the Hundred Years' War.

At the age of 16, the voices of Christian saints told Joan to aid Charles, the French dauphin, in gaining the French throne and expelling the English from France. Convinced of the validity of her divine mission, Charles gave Joan a small force of troops. She led her troops to Orlรฉans, and on April 29, as a French sortie distracted the English troops on the west side of the city, Joan entered unopposed by its eastern gate. Over the next week, Joan led the charge during a number of skirmishes and battles. On one occasion, she was even hit by an arrow, but after dressing her wounds she returned to the battle. On May 8, the siege of Orlรฉans was broken, and the English retreated.

#TodayInHistory

#OnThisDay, April 29, 1429, French national heroine Joan of Arc and her troops entered the besieged city of Orlรฉans during the Hundred Years' War.

At the age of 16, the voices of Christian saints told Joan to aid Charles, the French dauphin, in gaining the French throne and expelling the English from France. Convinced of the validity of her divine mission, Charles gave Joan a small force of troops. She led her troops to Orlรฉans, and on April 29, as a French sortie distracted the English troops on the west side of the city, Joan entered unopposed by its eastern gate. Over the next week, Joan led the charge during a number of skirmishes and battles. On one occasion, she was even hit by an arrow, but after dressing her wounds she returned to the battle. On May 8, the siege of Orlรฉans was broken, and the English retreated.

#TodayInHistory

Ever wondered how Wichita became a "cow town?" This month's Senior Wednesday speaker, Mary Lou Rivers, will explore the ...
04/28/2021

Ever wondered how Wichita became a "cow town?" This month's Senior Wednesday speaker, Mary Lou Rivers, will explore the answer in her talk, "Long Horns and Wichita" at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 5.

Join us in-person at the Museum over coffee and light refreshments, watch virtually, or listen like a podcast! Admission is only $4 per person, Members are free.

Learn more or register virtually at: worldtreasures.org/events

#MuseumofWorldTreasures #SeniorWednesday

Ever wondered how Wichita became a "cow town?" This month's Senior Wednesday speaker, Mary Lou Rivers, will explore the answer in her talk, "Long Horns and Wichita" at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 5.

Join us in-person at the Museum over coffee and light refreshments, watch virtually, or listen like a podcast! Admission is only $4 per person, Members are free.

Learn more or register virtually at: worldtreasures.org/events

#MuseumofWorldTreasures #SeniorWednesday

Looking for a Mother's Day gift that will keep on giving all year long? Experience the fullness of the Museum with a Mem...
04/27/2021

Looking for a Mother's Day gift that will keep on giving all year long? Experience the fullness of the Museum with a Membership โ€“ a great gift for your mom, stepmom, grandma, aunt, and more! Senior memberships start at just $36.

In addition to free admission year round, you'll unlock access to monthly lectures (offered both in-person and virtually), receive discounts on summer camps, special events, and even Museum Store items.

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ: $43 (1 adult)
๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€: $49 (Same as Single + 1 FREE guest per visit)
๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ: $36 (1 adult 65+)
๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€: $42 (Same as Senior + 1 FREE guest per visit)
๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜†: $79 (2 adults (in same household) / all children and grandchildren age 21 and under)
๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€: $99 (Same as Family + 1 FREE guest per visit)

Discover the perfect Museum Membership for you and your family by visiting worldtreasures.org/support. Give us a call or visit between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, or 12:00 to 5:00 pm Sunday to purchase yours!

#MothersDay #MuseumofWorldTreasures #giftidea

Looking for a Mother's Day gift that will keep on giving all year long? Experience the fullness of the Museum with a Membership โ€“ a great gift for your mom, stepmom, grandma, aunt, and more! Senior memberships start at just $36.

In addition to free admission year round, you'll unlock access to monthly lectures (offered both in-person and virtually), receive discounts on summer camps, special events, and even Museum Store items.

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ: $43 (1 adult)
๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€: $49 (Same as Single + 1 FREE guest per visit)
๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ: $36 (1 adult 65+)
๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€: $42 (Same as Senior + 1 FREE guest per visit)
๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜†: $79 (2 adults (in same household) / all children and grandchildren age 21 and under)
๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€: $99 (Same as Family + 1 FREE guest per visit)

Discover the perfect Museum Membership for you and your family by visiting worldtreasures.org/support. Give us a call or visit between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, or 12:00 to 5:00 pm Sunday to purchase yours!

#MothersDay #MuseumofWorldTreasures #giftidea

04/27/2021

Duties of the Marketing Coordinator include (but are not limited to) assisting with the execution of the Museumโ€™s marketing and communication strategy through social media, newsletters, design and print projects, and more!

Learn more or apply at:
worldtreasures.org/about/careers

#NowHiring #MuseumofWorldTreasures

Shoutout to our talented Programs Director Kristin Martin for snapping some picturesque photos outside of our Museum! Be...
04/26/2021

Shoutout to our talented Programs Director Kristin Martin for snapping some picturesque photos outside of our Museum! Be sure to tag us in any of your photo adventures involving the #MuseumofWorldTreasures... We'd love to see them! ๐Ÿฆ–โœจ
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#adventure #explore #WichitaKS

Address

835 E 1st St N
Wichita, KS
67202

General information

Admission Prices: Adult: $9.95 Senior: $8.95 Youth: $7.95 Children 3 & under are Free! Family Day Pass: $32.95 (2 adults/2 children) Group Tours & Memberships Available. Prices do not include tax. Memberships start at only $36 and include: - General admission for one full year to the named adult(s) and any children included in the membership - Invitations and discounts for members only special events, educational programs, exhibit openings and lectures - Two one-time guest passes to the Museum - Additional guest passes for only $7 (+tax) each - Special discounts on Summer Adventure Camp - 15% off items purchased in the Museum store - And More!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(316) 263-1311

Products

Self-Guided Tour, Group Tours, School Tours, Unique Gifts and Items in the Museum Store, Banquet Space Rentals, Special Events

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The Museum of World Treasures is a unique experience that will leave you a new scope and appreciation for history. This is an incredible collection of artifacts from many parts of the world and cultures. It will augment your knowledge and our place in time.
Thank you Bonita and the Museum of World Treasures for your donation for our silent auction table at the Sedgwick County AFSP Community Walk and for joining the fight to help #StopSuicide
Please, do you still have very personal item(s) related to Henry/Harry Armstrong "Autie" Reed on display?
We enjoyed our visit immensely: Buddhaโ€™s, shrunken heads, gemstones, playtime, gift shop. Thank you and Iโ€™ll bring more grandchildren
The Wichita Downtown Neighborhood Association will be hosting one of our Discover Downtown Wichita events on May 5th at the Museum of World Treasures. Help us spread the word by reposting this announcement on Facebook. This is a free opportunity for people to tour the museum and see all of its amazing exhibits. Here is the link:
Thanks for the great time today! We had a blast seeing the excellent exhibits and meeting all the heroes! Well done!
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