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Welcome to the Science Treasure Hunt!

The Peoria Academy of Science and Peoria Riverfront Museum are pleased to welcome you to the 35th Annual Science Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt is a combination of family adventure and scavenger hunt focusing on science and technology facilities and resources in the tri-county area.

Prize entry rules and requirements

Eligibility: All entrants must be students between 1st grade and 8th grade, as of the 2024–2025 school year.

Instructions: Visit and create an account to view the various sites participating in this year's Treasure Hunt. Most of the Science Sites require an on-site visit but some are virtual, and the questions for those sites answered by searching online.

Drawing Winner Selection: Following the end of the Treasure Hunt at 11:59 PM Central Time on Labor Day (Monday, September 2), up to 100 winners will be chosen at random from the eligible hunters. Each will receive several prizes consisting of books, puzzles, and other neat science stuff. Then, three of the initial winners are randomly selected for additional prizes.