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Scavenger Hunt
Hints, Clues, Questions and Adventure!
Coming to the museum will be awesome no doubt. But what about spicing up your trip with a scavenger hunt of your own making?! This is how it works. Check out the special list of clues we've devised for you. Print out your favorites. Arrive at the museum and the minute your feet hit the ground get your exploration on like Indiana Jones!
  1. I'm the movement of one large landmass in relation to another. Find my display. What am I called?
  2. Find the deer foot inkwell.
  3. I'm the chunkey stone. Find me and tell me what I'm used for.
  4. I have caps, gills, stems and veils. Tell me where I am and what I am.
  5. I'm the Harbor Seal. Find me and name the region where I reside.
  6. We're the white prairie dog, the badger and the sage grouse. Find us and tell us the name of the region where we're from.
  7. When looking for the Gray Wolf and/or the Timber Wolf, are you looking for one kind of wolf or two? Find us and tell us.
  8. Find the polar bear, brown bear and grizzly bear. Which one lives in weather that you'd like to be in the most?
  9. I am the product and the process of smoothing and setting stones. Find me to discover what I'm called.
  10. I'm the prehistoric period that existed 144-66 million years ago. Find me and tell me my name.
  11. Find your three favorite minerals and crystals and tell me their names.
  12. An artificial reef can form on me. What am I?
  13. Explore the touch tank. Can you find lightning welk.
  14. Slither over to the live snakes. I'm the most common venomous snake in Gaston County. Who am I?
  15. I can run up to 40 miles per hour and jump eight feet in the air. Who am I?
  16. When you hear my rattle, you better stay away. Around these parts, I can only be found near Crowder's Mountain. Who am I?
  17. Find the giant bird egg that shares its name with a pachyderm.
  18. I'm the only deer that you'll find antlers on both males and females. Who am I and where would you find me?
  19. I make up about 85% of Alaska and sometimes ice wedges form inside me. What am I?
  20. I hang out with egrets, spoonbills, storks and anhingas. Where would you find me?