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Calling all sleuths: Museums’ scavenger hunt coincides with Summer Games
Scavengers Shawna Butts and Paige Groot.
Scavengers Shawna Butts and Paige Groot.

See yourself as a summer sleuth? Join the NOTL Museum’s scavenger hunt

NOTL Museum
Special to The Lake Report

Summer is the perfect time for reading that great mystery novel, but it’s also time for some fabulous family “sleuthing.”

So put on your Sherlock hats and join the fun with the Museums of Niagara Association’s “Canada Summer Games Scavenger Hunt.”

You won’t need your giant magnifying glass for this one, but you will need to download the GooseChase App on your mobile phone.

Once there, enter the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum game code “BLJW91” and start sleuthing.

Full details of how to download the app and get started can be found at the NOTL Museum website, at

The game is free, can be completed in your own time and there are prizes to be won. Plus, along the way you’ll learn some fun history facts, explore new locations and test your NOTL knowledge.

And without giving too much away, it’s safe to say you’ll also find out some local sports history, in honour of the Canada Summer Games, being held in Niagara now through Aug. 21.

Keener sleuths can also hop in their cars and participate in scavenger hunt games being hosted by three other museums across Niagara – Niagara Falls Museum, Port Colborne Museum and Lincoln Museum.

All games are found in the same ap, and all games codes are available on the NOTL Museum website. Complete all games and be eligible for winning the grand prize.

The Museums of Niagara Association, known as MONA, is sponsoring this family fun and region-wide activity.

The association collectively supports Niagara Region museums and heritage sites, publicizes and promotes local events and history, and offers professional development across the region.

So don’t forget that Sherlock hat as you share your favourite sleuthing moments for some fun social media moments and explore the more unusual and lesser-known sites of Niagara.

All games are available until Aug. 31.

For more information check out the NOTL Museum website, and look under What’s On.