Scavenger Hunts at The Missouri History Museum

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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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The Murder Mystery Mayhem at the History Museum Scavenger Hunt

Uh-oh! A killer lurks among you…

…and they’re about to interrupt an otherwise normal team-building outing to your favorite history museum. Someone in your group—possibly on your own team—is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde, and they’re plotting to make you history.

Fortunately, this game gives you a fighting a chance to prevent your own murder. Everyone in your group has been secretly poisoned, and the clock is ticking down on your time left to live. To save yourselves and get the antidote, all you have to do is complete various fun challenges and reveal the killer’s identity.

The killer has hidden their identity in a scavenger hunt at the history museum. Your team will solve a series of interlocking puzzles, decipher coded messages, and meet the conditions of creative, collaborative photo prompts.

Along the way, your team might…

  • Act your age with age-old artifacts.
  • Put your patriotism on display for all to see.
  • Interrogate sculptures and statues for clues.
  • Gape in wonderment at outdated technology.
  • Tackle a trivia quiz about famous murder mysteries.
  • Identify murderous movies and snippets of killer songs.

If your group loves escape-room games, they’ll love this history museum scavenger hunt. The game will also help you entertain a diverse group of people while boosting morale and teamwork. It’s perfect for a private party or a corporate team-building outing of any size.

A Kids Edition is also available, in which kids age 7 and up work with adults. It’s a great activity for a school field trip, birthday party, and more.

Contact us to learn more about the Murder Mystery Mayhem Scavenger Hunts—and find more fun!

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