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20+ Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads VA

Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads Virginia

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, Dinosaurs 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. Peninsula Fine Arts Color Wheel Scavenger Hunt 

6. The Mariners’ Museum and Park Scavenger Hunt 




7. Chrysler Museum Scavenger Hunts

  • Scavenger Hunt: Lines (Ages 5–10)
  • Scavenger Hunt: Texture (Ages 5–10)
  • Scavenger Hunt: Shapes (Ages 5–10)
  • Scavenger Hunt: Colors (Ages 5–10)

8. Downtown Norfolk Virtual Scavenger Hunt
(note: The contest has ended but you can still do the hunt for fun!)

9. The MacArthur Memorial Scavenger Hunts

  • Artifact Scavenger Hunt
  • Douglas MacArthur History Scavenger Hunt
  • World War II Scavenger Hunt

10. Nauticus Main Deck Scavenger Hunt

11. Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Backyard Explorer Scavenger Hunt

12. Spot A Mermaid – Mermaids Around Town  




13. Portsmouth Museum & Cultural Center – Architectural Scavenger Hunt

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

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




16. Annual Event! The Amazing Peanut Chase Scavenger Hunt (June 25, 2022!) 


Virginia Beach

17. Jerrassic Park Scavenger Hunt at the Military Aviation Museum

18. Kids in Parks Adventures @ First Landing State Park

  • A Quest for Dragons
  • Nature’s Hide & Seek
  • Birds of the Coast
  • Need for Trees

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

20. VIBE Creative District #SOCIALDISTANCING Scavenger Hunt

21. 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. **