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20 Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads VA

Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads

This list of Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads has something for everyone!

Take a backyard walk with the little ones to find select leaves and bugs, jump on bikes and take pictures throughout Fort Monroe, check out the Mermaids in Norfolk, find painted rocks in Newport News, Colorful Murals in Virginia Beach, or sign-up to be a citizen scientist to help the Elizabeth River Project!

There are even scavenger hunts you can do at home using household objects, and a virtual scavenger perfect for rainy days.

Additions to this local list can be added here. Have fun!


1. Chesapeake Arboretum Scavenger Hunt

2. Elizabeth River Project Scavenger Hunts (you will need to register with inaturalist.org and join the project) 



3. Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger Hunt 


Newport News

4. LoveNNRocks

5. Port Warwick Scavenger Hunt

6. The Mariners’ Museum and Park Galleries Scavenger Hunt 


7. Chrysler Museum Scavenger Hunts

8. Elf Doors In Norfolk Virtual Scavenger Hunt (this one is seasonal over the winter holidays)

9. The MacArthur Memorial Scavenger Hunts

10. Nauticus – Shelly Scavenger Hunt

11. Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Backyard Explorer Scavenger Hunt

12. Spot A Mermaid – Mermaids Around Town  



13. Walk Your Art Out! A scavenger hunt for public art in Portsmouth, VA

14. Toads on High Street – Stop by the Visitor Kiosk at High Street Landing and pick up your Toads on High Street guide!



15. Annual Event! The Amazing Peanut Chase Scavenger Hunt (Annual in June)


Virginia Beach

16. Kids in Parks Adventures @ First Landing State Park

17. Nature Bus Virtual Scavenger Hunt for First Landing State Park – Cape Henry Trail (perfect for a rainy day!)

18. VIBE Creative District #SOCIALDISTANCING Scavenger Hunt

19. Quest For Good Scavenger Hunt to Benefit the Foodbank – next event 2024

20. Virginia Aquarium Scavenger Hunt


** BONUS! Geocaching in Hampton Roads – check out SNAP!!!! Geocaching, a great local blog with lots of great information about local caches throughout the Hampton Roads Area. **