June 13, 2016
On July 9, Philadelphians are invited to join in a citywide scavenger hunt, organized by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Wagner Free Institute of Science. All challenges and trivia in the Broad to Schuylkill: A Cultural Scavenger Hunt competition relate to Philly's cultural history, heritage, art and architecture.
Teams will race to 13 different art and cultural institutions, located between Broad Street and the Schuylkill River, to complete tasks. Up to five players can compete as a team. Registration for the summer scavenger hunt is currently open.
Some of the organizations providing challenges on the hunt are the Barnes Foundation , the city of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Franklin Institute, the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central branch and the Penn Museum. No participants will need to pay admission in order to complete challenges.
One example of a challenge is to find and photograph specific items in the Free Library's music department.
Points will be awarded when teams post a picture to Instagram, proving they have completed a challenge. A sheet with trivia questions will also be given to teams. Answer correctly and earn more points for your team.
To qualify for prizes, teams must check in at Frankford Hall before 5 p.m. Frankford Hall will be the site for the scavenger hunt after-party, where organizers will announce winners. The top three teams will receive prize packs with tickets and memberships to participating institutions.
Saturday, July 9
12:45-5 p.m. | $20 per person
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy