Museum Scavenger Hunt

Kemper Museum’s monthly art scavenger hunt has returned to the Museum! Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art! During your visit to Kemper Museum, receive all the clues for a self-guided scavenger hunt to take an “ART-astic” adventure, and then take home an art activity kit inspired by the theme of the hunt. There will be a different scavenger hunt and take-home art kit each month. You do not have to register for this program, but please register for a free ticket to visit the Museum by clicking here.

Let us see what you’ve created by posting a picture on social media using the hashtag #KemperMuseum, tagging @kempermuseum, and including the hashtag #kemperscavengersaturday!

While our doors were closed during the pandemic, we created virtual scavenger hunts that you can enjoy from anywhere. Explore the virtual hunts below.


Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Google Arts & Culture II

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum! Explore these clues and take a self-guided tour of Kemper Museum's resources on Google Arts & Culture to complete this scavenger hunt.

Google Arts & Culture

Click here to download the clue book.

Hybrid Scavenger Hunt: Kemper Museum Outdoor Sculptures

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum! Use these clues to take a self-guided tour of Kemper Museum's sculpture garden or Kemper Museum's mobile app.

Click here to download the clue book.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Google Arts & Culture I

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum! Explore these clues and take a self-guided tour of Kemper Museum's resources on Google Arts & Culture to complete this scavenger hunt.

Google Arts & Culture

Click here to download the clue book.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: "Elias Sime: Tightrope"

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum! Explore these clues and take a self-guided tour of "Elias Sime: Tightrope" to complete this scavenger hunt ––it's an “ART-astic” adventure on Google Arts and Culture!

Click here to view the "Elias Sime: Tightrope" Google Arts & Culture online experience.

Cluebook: Virtual Scavenger Saturday | ELIAS SIME

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Gifts of Art: 2019 Acquisitions

This month’s theme is science, and you will use artworks in the exhibition Gifts of Art: 2019 Acquisitions on the Kemper Museum app to make connections between art and science. You can access the Kemper Museum app either on the Kemper Museum website, a smartphone, or a tablet such as an iPad. 

Click here to download this month's CLUEBOOK.

Want to create an artwork on this theme? For this artmaking activity you will need: coffee filters, markers, a spray bottle with water, and paper towels.

Click here to download the instructions for this activity.

Bonus! You can watch the below video for a step-by-step example of this project:

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: "Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears"

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum! Explore these clues and take a self-guided tour of "Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears" to complete this scavenger hunt ––it's an “ART-astic” adventure on Google Arts and Culture!

Cluebook: Virtual Scavenger Saturday | SHOES 

At-Home Scavenger Hunt: Nature

This home edition of Scavenger Saturday was inspired by works from Kemper Museum's Permanent Collection. Prompted by each selected work, look around your home to find each clue!

Cluebook: Scavenger Saturday: Home Edition | NATURE

At-Home Scavenger Hunt: Summer Wheat

This home edition of Scavenger Saturday was inspired by works from Kemper Museum's Permanent Collection. Prompted by each selected work, look around your home to find each clue!

Cluebook: Scavenger Saturday: Home Edition | Summer Wheat