Museum Discovery Quests

Mom and daughter check out quill pen artifact in the Becoming Clarksville exhibit. Mom points to artifact and daughter points to Museum Discovery Quest in her hands.

Museum Discovery Quests are self-guided pamphlets that offer a fun exploration through the Museum. Kids can experience exhibits and artifacts in new and entertaining ways that pique their curiosity and captivate their attention. The theme changes regularly. Bonus: Pick up a free Take It N’ Make It activity packet to create a fun project at home.

MDQ Perks Pass – Earn a Prize!

Earn cool rewards when you do a Museum Discovery Quest! Ask for a Perks Pass at Visitor Services. After you do three Museum Discovery Quests (on three different visits), you have a fun selection of prizes to choose from in Seasons: The Museum Store.  

Available MDQ themes:

MDQ #03 – “Stories”

Photographs and objects “talk” to us – if we know how to listen. Discover tales of triumph, tornados and more in the Stories MDQ. Design your own crazy quilt block with the supplies provided in the Take It N’ Make It packet. Click here to see the MDQ.

Product photo of 'Stories' Museum Discovery Quest pamphlet, activity packet and completed crazy quilt block.

Take It N’ Make It activity packet project: Crazy Quilt Block

MDQ #01 – “Structures”

The Structures MDQ explores objects in Heritage Hall, the Huff & Puff Express Model Trains and Memory Lane. Kids choose between creating a colorful plastic straw truss bridge or a popsicle stick log cabin for their Take It N’ Make It project. Click here to see the MDQ.

Product photo of 'Structures' Museum Discovery Quest pamphlet, activity packets and completed log cabin and truss bridge.

Take It N’ Make It activity packet projects: Plastic Straw Truss Bridge or Log Cabin

MDQ #02 – “Tools & Simple Machines”

Examine wedges, wheels, pulleys and more! Find exhibit objects like ice climbing gear, an antique corn-sheller and a miniature vertical-lift bridge in the Tools & Simple Machines MDQ. The Take It N’ Make It activity packet provides supplies to create a craft-stick catapult that will send a ping-pong ball flying! Click here to see the MDQ.

Product photo of 'Tools and Simple Machine' Museum Discovery Quest pamphlet, activity packet and completed catapult.

Take It N’ Make It activity packet project: Catapult