Science Treasure Hunt

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Free Family Fun! Science Treasure Hunt

The Science Treasure Hunt is a combination of family adventure and scavenger hunt focusing on science and technology facilities and resources in the tri-county area. Visit science sites, do everyday science experiments, and be entered to win fantastic prizes! Up to 100 winners will receive a goody bag of books and science activities. Three winners will receive even bigger prizes! This program is put on in partnership with the Peoria Academy of Science.

The Hunt runs annually. In 2023, the 33rd year of the Hunt, the opening day is April 8, and the closing day is September 4. To be eligible to participate, the hunter must be between 1st grade and 8th grade as of April 1, 2023. Multiple children may participate in the same family.

How to Participate:

Visit and create an account to view the various sites participating in this year's Treasure Hunt.

Our partner Science Sites have created a series of questions that can be answered as you visit them. Once you find out an answer, enter it on using your computer or mobile device.

There are also several everyday science experiments listed on, complete with materials and instructions. When you complete one, submit your results online.
Once you have visited eight or more Science Sites and completed five or more everyday science activities, you will be automatically entered into our prize drawing.

Following the end of the Treasure Hunt at 11:59 PM Central Time on Monday, September 4, up to 100 winners will be chosen at random from the eligible hunters. The prize drawing will be held at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on September 24, 2023.

Sponsored By the Rucker Family and the  Peoria Academy of Science