Using Treasure hunts to engage kids with art

Montana Museum of Art & Culture

In March the Montana Museum of Art & Culture held a treasure hunt to engage kids with art. Why use a treasure hunt? Museum docents are quoted in Dillon Kato’s report as saying:-

  • “We really want kids and families to engage with the pieces more.” Anne Bertsche
  • “The vision is that families will do it together,”  Amy Beale
  • “It’s kind of a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ ” Anne Bertsche,

While museum visitor, Kali Wood confirmed “It definitely made us spend more time looking at each painting”  and Susie Castle, another visitor, agreed, adding “I’m actually really into it too” .

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Treasure Hunts in London

Looking for something to do with your teenagers during the school holidays? Wish there was a way to get them out and about? Want to sneak discovering arts and heritage onto them?

Now you can with a Treasure Hunt in London!

Code Breaker Treasure Hunt
Code Breaker Treasure Hunt

The Street Art Treasure Hunt

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM  – Discover Art on the Streets of Brixton

“Street Art in Brixton” explores art on the streets of Brixton. Blurring the lines between street and public art, the Street Art in Brixton Treasure Hunt features commissioned works and works by known graffiti artists.

Street Art, rebellious and illegal, began as a way of taking art out of traditional galleries and giving it back to the people. However, some authorities recognised that art could be used to regenerate areas and so public art began to be commissioned by cities or property owners. Now art on the street and street art have become culturally enriching and socially acceptable.


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The Tate Britain Treasure Hunt

Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Hunting Animals at the Tate Britain

“Hunting Animals” explores the collection held in The Tate Britain in a new and exciting way.This is not a race, but a chance to explore the gallery and discover the fabulous artwork on display.

Starting at The Tate Britain, Atterbury Street entrance,SW1P 4RG at 2pm.
NB  This event is not organised by Tate Britain


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•Tickets must be pre-booked

•Teams of 2 to 5 players

•Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

•Bring a smartphone/digital camera to complete the photo challenges

•Teams are responsible for their own safety on the London Streets.

•Additional tasks will be sent by text throughout the game

•Price includes drink at end of hunt and prizes for the winners



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