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Museum Scavenger Hunt

Self-Guided tour — Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

Grades — 4th-12th

Santa Fe Locomotive As a service for educators, the Kansas Historical Society has created a sample Scavenger Hunt questionnaire.

This 60-question document is divided according to sections within the gallery and is intended to serve as a tool for educators to create their own grade- and theme-specific scavenger hunts for their students. The questions vary in difficulty and challenge students to utilize critical thinking skills. Teachers can use scavenger hunts as small group assignments (with adult supervision) to encourage students to explore objects, graphics and labels in the Kansas History Museum's main gallery.

It is highly recommended that groups provide their students with clipboards to aid in the Scavenger Hunt. Clipboards will not be provided at the Museum.

Remember to tailor the scavenger hunt to the appropriate amount of time your group will spend in the gallery. Feel free to alter any of the questions to better suit your curriculum needs.

Download the Scavenger Hunt and the Answer Key

Cost per student: $2

Registration and scheduling: To schedule your self-guided tour, register online, or contact 785-272-8681, ext. 414; education@kshs.org.  Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.