"X" Marks The Spot! SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure Real-Life New York City Treasure Hunt

Discovery Times Square Launches Three-Day Treasure Hunt Around NYC

Grand Prize Worth $10,000

May 16, 2013, 09:00 ET from Discovery Times Square

NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 24, 2013, Discovery Times Square is unveiling its newest exhibit Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, in the heart of Manhattan. To kick off this remarkable exhibition, Discovery Times Square is holding a free real-life Treasure Hunt that will be open to the public beginning Monday, May 20, 2013. Awaiting its lucky winner at a top-secret location will be a treasure chest containing an incredible selection of genuine shipwreck artifacts and treasure recovered from the deep ocean, with an approximate retail value of $10,000.

The three-day treasure hunt will lead participants throughout New York City on a quest to unearth a series of clues, which will eventually lead them to the final location of the grand prize on Wednesday, May 23.

There are two ways to participate, either in-person or online. Those who participate in-person will receive the first clue after registration, which guides them to a location where a pirate holds their next clue between the hours of 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM on each day of the contest. Treasure hunters will use each new clue to determine the location for the pick-up of the next clue the following day. For those participating online, clues will be distributed digitally via email every morning of the contest.  Participants can then enter their answers into the contest website between the hours of 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM to receive their next clue via email the following morning.     

In order to be eligible for the SHIPWRECK! treasure chest prize worth $10,000, participants must register online at http://www.discoverytsx.com/shipwreck!-treasure-hunt. Registration will begin at 12:00 AM EDT on May 16. The contest will conclude on May 22, when the treasure can be claimed at the secret location at 11:00AM EDT by whoever is the first to solve the treasure hunt mystery.

SHIPWRECK! is a not to be missed interactive, multi-media exhibit containing more than 500 artifacts from deep-ocean expeditions around the globe including the world premiere of World War II silver recovered from three miles deep. Bringing the most amazing deep-sea discoveries to the crossroads of the world in New York City, the exhibit offers visitors a unique look into the depths of the ocean through a mix of actual historical artifacts and hands-on, interactive computer games and exhibits. Visitors can put their investigative skills to the test by virtually piloting a submersible over the SS Republic wreck site looking for archaeological clues and an operable model of Odyssey's Remotely Operated Vehicle ZEUS' robotic arm in the exhibit allows guests to try their hand at recovering gold coins. Brave guests can step inside the Hurricane Simulator and experience the high-powered winds that have sunk thousands of ships throughout history. This exhibit is ideal for visitors of all ages, bringing history to life by uncovering priceless knowledge from the depths of the sea. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/shipwreck

About Odyssey
Odyssey Marine Exploration is engaged in deep-ocean exploration using innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology for historic shipwreck projects, modern commodity shipwrecks and mineral exploration. Odyssey offers various ways to share in the excitement of deep-ocean exploration by making shipwreck treasures and artifacts available to the general public, students, and collectors through its webstore, exhibits, books, television, merchandise, educational programs and virtual museum located at www.OdysseysVirtualMuseum.com. The company also maintains a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OdysseyMarine and a Twitter feed @OdysseyMarine.

For details on Odyssey's activities and its commitment to the preservation of maritime heritage please visit www.shipwreck.net.

About Discovery Times Square
Discovery Times Square (DTS) is New York City's first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world's defining cultures, art, history and events. More than a museum, DTS has featured exhibitions of unparalleled breadth, including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Leonardo Da Vinci's Workshop, King Tut, Pompeii The Exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition and most recently Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor. DTS is located at 226 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenues).

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