Team Building in St. Louis

The Missouri
History Mysteries
Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • 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.

No knowledge of Missouri history or the museum is required to win: you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes—and great teamwork. 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.

And if you’re looking for an after-work activity, here’s great news: the Missouri History Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays!

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?

You’ll be amazed and amused by what you discover about St. Louis—and your teammates.

A Murder Mystery Edition of the hunt is also available.

A Kids Edition provides the solution to your search for an activity that kids (age 7 and up) and adults can enjoy together. The scavenger hunt is perfect for school field trips—or any kids group looking for unusual fun.

Contact us to learn more—and find more fun in St. Louis!

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