The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre are closed for renovations.

Gold! Natural Treasure, Cultural Obsession

This is a closed, past exhibit; it is not available for viewing.

Gold inspired the madness of gold rushes, held steadfast in value through world turmoil and transformed into objects of pure beauty. Alluring, fascinating and precious, this noble metal has inspired millions, adorned the powerful—and changed the world. Gold! Natural Treasure, Cultural Obsession provided visitors the chance to explore the role of gold in science, history, art, culture and myth.


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