January 29

A Very South Lake Union Scavenger Hunt

MOHAI hosts a fun (and informative) exploration of the neighborhood.

The Museum of History and Industry has gotten pretty creative lately with its digital offerings. From the opening of MOHAI Mercantile (it’s online gift shop) to the History Café (a monthly conversation uncovering Seattle stories relevant to a changing city), the museum is doing an admirable job of keeping the community entertained and engaged while its physical space remains closed.

Bird's eye view of MOHAI and the park grounds at South Lake Union.

Next up from MOHAI is “Creating a Neighborhood: Democracy on a Human Scale Digital Scavenger Hunt.” The goal is to get participants to explore South Lake Union while learning about the civic actions that shape Seattle.

We won’t spoil the fun by divulging the clues, but the scavenger hunt is built so that all ages can participate, and you don’t need any prior knowledge of civic or local history to make your way through the experience.

You can embark on the scavenger hunt solo, or gather the family or a group of friends to tackle the civic-minded adventure together. You can do the scavenger hunt by mobile device on location (starting in front of the museum at Lake Union Park) or remotely by computer.

Black and white old photo of SLU community protestors with signs.

The scavenger hunt is $10 for the general public and free to MOHAI members. If you complete the experience by March 28, 2021 you’ll be entered to win a MOHAI membership. Once you register here, you’ll receive details on how to begin the scavenger hunt.

Consider supporting MOHAI by purchasing a membership. In addition to invitations to member-only events, you save on classes, workshops, and more, plus you’ll get a 15% off discount at MOHAI Mercantile.

Story by Ethan Chung and photographs courtesy of MOHAI.

At The Center

SLU is the geographical center of Seattle