Follow the Clues — Scavenger Hunts in Connecticut Last Updated: May 2021
You can find special event scavenger hunts year round in Connecticut—some are tied to events and celebrations, others are just a unique way to discover a museum or attraction. They’re also perfect for safety-friendly fun and a great team-building idea. Best of all, it’s a fun way to experience some of Connecticut’s best hidden treasures. As always, be sure to check each location or hunt before venturing out as details may change due to COVID-19.
Town- and City-based Hunts
If you’re looking for something customized, there are also a few companies that can set you up on a hunt that’s based around a specific town, theme or even a special birthday or anniversary. At websites like scavengerhunt.com, Let’s Roam, and cityhunt.com, you’ll also find customized hunts based around specific Connecticut cities and towns, like Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and more. Here are a few that currently offer public and private challenges in Connecticut:
Destinations with Organized Hunts
Here are some Connecticut attractions that offer visitors a scavenger hunt experience. You can follow the clues to discover history, nature, science, wildlife and more.
Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford
Follow the clues in this specially designed scavenger hunt to make learning about Connecticut history fun.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport
Find different themed scavenger hunts year round and get to know a new side of the zoo (pictured above).
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic
Try Navigation Quest, a scavenger-hunt type adventure that lets you use the tools of a sailor to navigate your way around the museum.
White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield
After you explore the nature preserve, get a closer look at the natural treasures with a scavenger hunt.
Mystified Escape Rooms
Search through Historic Downtown Mystic for clues using a special scavenger hunt kit.
Similar to scavenger hunts but in a smaller space, escape rooms are a great way to collect the clues to unravel a mystery. In fact, Connecticut offers so many escape rooms, choosing one may be the toughest task.
And be sure to search our Events page for upcoming Scavenger Hunts around the state.