Museum Of World Treasures
To provide a gateway to the past that educates, entertains and inspires life long learning
The Museum of World Treasures was founded by Dr. Jon and Lorna Kardatzke and opened its doors for the first time on April 22, 2001 at the Garvey Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas. About two years later – due to tremendous growth – the museum relocated to what is affectionately known as the Farm & Art Market. The building is located in the Old Town district of Wichita, just east of downtown and was converted from a warehouse as were most of the multiuse buildings in the district. The area is an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, clubs, museums and theaters along with a rich and burgeoning population of citizens who are now choosing to live in the many loft condominiums that have sprung up in the district over the past ten years. While the Museum of World Treasures is young, you will find it has packed a great deal into its first six years and the artifacts you will witness here stand as testament to this fact.
Grab bag of a museum with little to link each exhibition to the last. However, still good fun! Selection of quizzes and activities to keep child and adult interested. This museum gets 100% out of the collection. Not world class so I can't five 5/5 but a strong 4. Please solve the puzzle in the picture 'cos it stumped me!
They have some cool stuff, but it's not laid out very well and the exhibits aren't very professional. The kids area is amazing though! The WWII and Vietnam exhibits are both really good. The T-Rex is reality cool but hard to appreciate because it's crammed in a small area. My kids enjoyed it, but they did comment that it was dark.
We had a blast visiting this museum a couple weeks ago! While on our (roundabout) way to Kansas City to visit family, we stayed a free nights on Wichita and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There were so many learning opportunities for our 7 year old daughter from dinosaurs to American history and everything in between. We will definitely be back!
Our kids were a little too young to fully appreciate the amazing amount of information and collections in this museum. That being said, it has a ton of really cool and interesting things to look at. Look forward to a return trip when our kids are a bit older.
The museum was great they had the color guard there along with the honored hero's and the museum exhibit. The kids loved it.
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