On 12th October 2016, all eyes will turn to Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery opening at the Science Museum in London. To celebrate its launch, families in London are invited to embark on an exciting geo-location scavenger hunt, where they will be in with a chance of winning an exclusive private view of Wonderlab. The new gallery is designed to ignite interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) while enjoying a fun day out. With more than 50 spectacular cutting edge exhibits, such as a giant interactive orrery, live shows and immersive experiences, Wonderlab is set to wow the whole family.
Wondroid is a delightful robot that was designed by the engineers at the energy provider, Statoil. Unfortunately Wondroid has lost some parts of his body and the challenge is by using the app, traces, you will help restore the robot by finding the clues.
As a family we love a challenge, anything that gets us out and about and especially one that involves us using our brains (or google sometimes).
We downloaded the app prior to leaving our home and made sure that our phone was fully charged ready for our day of creating, discovering and catching memories.
Once we downloaded the app we was guided through page by page.
It was simple and easy to follow.
The first clue is given to you on the wondroid website the second two are on the traces app.
If you work/Live in London you may know many of the historical/landmarks to visit. We thought we would be fine, but in fact we had to use the hint link on all 3. We kind of knew who the clue was about but had no idea in which part of London where to find them.
We found the first one pretty quickly and was hoping that the second one wouldn’t need much travelling to. Once you know that you are in the right location you need to turn on your traces app and by holding your phone up and scanning around you will be able to catch the trace. It works similar to taking a photograph, once the trace is within the circle you simply press catch.
After a little pose in front of a statue we was ready to move on to our next location.
Once we worked out the answer to the second clue we made our way by train to get there. It was only a short journey away.
Each time you catch a trace you are rewarded with wondroid being given a part of his body back
The children really enjoyed their little adventure through the streets of London, visiting places that we wouldn’t normally go to. Going on the Scavenger hunt searching for Wondroid body parts helped them learn navigation skills and they even learned how to map read, navigating us from one place to another.
We found ourselves googling more information on the historical icons. Not only did we have fun but the day was positivity educational.
We worked together to solve the clues and it was the ideal opportunity to explore London and the science themed landmarks that we wouldn’t have normally known of. The app was simple to download and easy to follow.
Everyone who helps put Wondroid back together again are entered into a prize draw to win tickets to the Science Museum wonderlab which opens in october.
The whole geo scavenger hunt took us about 1 1/2 hours in total. Clues 2 & 3 are pretty close by, within walking distance. The furthest distance to travel was between clue 1 & 2, you could walk it was easier to travel by tube.
For more information on the Statoil Wondroid read my post here
Post in partnership with Statoil Womderlab