Team Building in St. Louis

The Missouri
History Mysteries
Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The Missouri History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt

The secrets of St. Louis—revealed!

Go on a magical history tour of the Missouri History Museum that’s unlike any museum tour you’ve ever taken. On teams, you’ll follow a trail of clues through the majestic Jefferson Memorial Building and answer tricky, humorous questions about what you find. We guarantee that you’ll see the museum in a whole new way: as a giant treasure chest, packed with all sorts of unusual and odd objects and fascinating trivia.

You might ponder such questions as…

  • Why was a can opener crucial for a Ferris wheel?
  • What prompted a World’s Fair visitor to ask, “Have we eaten of the insane root that takes reason prisoner?”
  • Why did a marathoner take strychnine before a big race?
  • What made Eskimos wear furs during a summer in St. Louis?
  • Why is it bad news if a Bontoc headhunter adds a tattoo to his chest?
  • Why did men carry kegs of gunpowder into the Great Fire of 1849?
  • What punishment did a prisoner receive after sticking his head out the window of Gratiot Street Prison to smile at a lady?
  • Why did future rock-’n’-roll pioneer Chuck Berry paste letters to his forehead to spell ST. LOUIS backward?

Do these questions mystify and perplex you? Don’t worry! The hunt requires no previous knowledge of the museum or Missouri history. To triumph, you just need to pay attention to the details and work with your team.

A Murder Mystery Edition of the hunt is also available. And good news for after-work hunters: the museum is open late on Tuesdays.

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