Scavenger Hunts

We have lots of great scavenger hunts to choose from. These hunts can be done instead of a guided tour (same cost as tour) or in addition to a guided tour or educational program for a $10/class fee plus tax.


Museum Scavenger Hunts (available year-round)


On the Job: This picture-based scavenger hunt has students finding artefacts in five different business-related or job-related exhibits – the Alaska Highway News, Dr. Szilagyi’s dentist office, the schoolhouse, the outpost hospital, and the trapper’s cabin.  This hunt is aimed at kindergarten through grade three. This hunt takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Useful Items: This picture-based scavenger hunt has students searching for useful items in our kitchen, bedroom, schoolroom, trapper’s cabin, and blacksmith displays.  Aimed at kindergarten through grade three, this hunt takes about 20 minutes.


Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt: Help! 12 dinosaurs have made themselves at home in our museum exhibits. Students will search for them inside the museum, matching them with their name and picture on the scavenger hunt sheet. This hunt takes about 10-15 minutes.


Transportation Scavenger Hunt: Find photographs and artefacts relating to transportation around the museum while learning fun facts about how people got around the North Peace! This scavenger hunt takes about 25-30 minutes and is aimed at grades 3-6.


Winter Scavenger Hunt: Discover the winter heritage of Fort St. John and the North Peace Region. From snowshoes to sleights and foot warmers to rough locks, residents found ways to live in our northern climate. Search for winter-related artefacts around the museum, learning fun facts and short local stories about these items. This scavenger hunt takes about 25-30 minutes and is aimed at grades 3-6.


Then and Now Scavenger Hunt: Connect the past and the present while searching for historic artefacts grouped around four themes: jobs, medical/dental, transportation, and pioneer home. Students will find objects and answer questions about similarities and differences between the past and present. Aimed at Grades 3 and up (or younger if groups led by teacher/adults who can write answers to discussion questions). This scavenger hunt takes 20-30 minutes to complete. 


Historic Places Scavenger Hunt: Focusing on historic places and buildings, this question-based scavenger hunt is aimed at middle school and high school students and takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.


Heritage Building Scavenger Hunts (only available May through September)

Please note: Our heritage building scavenger hunts are only available from mid-May through September as our historic buildings are closed when temperatures fall to 0˚C overnight.

Choose from three different photo-based scavenger hunts that take students around the museum’s yard, looking at oil and gas equipment, a chapel, a police barracks and jail, a trapper’s cabin, and two pioneer cabins.  These scavenger hunts take about 20 minutes to complete.

The question-based scavenger hunt is aimed at older children (grade four and up). It asks questions about the historic buildings and equipment around the museum yard.