Win prizes with a family scavenger hunt in London

Wonderoid challenge

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is a brand new gallery launching in the Science Museum this October.  This gallery has been designed to help encourage children and adults alike to be more curious and ignite a passion for the sciences.  It will be more hands-on than before and is set to be very popular with both children and adults alike.

Running up to the opening in October, energy provider and sponsor Statoil are running a family competition in London, Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen (where they are based).

This competition is being run via an app which challenges families to embark on a scavenger hunt within the above locations – don’t worry you don’t need to visit all three cities only the closest to you! During this scavenger hunt you will be helping the friendly robot ‘Wondroid’ find his missing robot parts.

Wonderoid challenge

These missing parts will be found in three science locations within your city (London, Great Yarmouth or Aberdeen).  They will be easily accessible and while not necessarily right next to each other they can be reached by walking or catching public transport.

Wondroid is a very friendly robot who was built by engineers at energy provider, Statoil. Unfortunately, Wondroid has lost some of his robot body parts. To enter the competition, families in locations where Statoil’s offices are based: London, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, need to visit the Statoil webpage: where they can download a free app to their mobile device and watch the story unfold with Wondroid in any one of the three Statoil based locations.

When the gallery opens it will be divided into seven zones:

“mathematics; forces and motion; earth and space; light; sound; electricity and magnetism; and materials. Immersive experiences will take visitors closer to scientific phenomena than ever before. On-gallery staff will bring interactive exhibits to life through live shows and workshops. Whilst aimed primarily at seven to fourteen year olds, with over fifty exhibits in seven zones, the gallery will inspire visitors of all ages to wonder at the science and mathematics that shape the world around us.”

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
With the school holidays in full swing it’s safe to say that keeping the kids entertained can be a full time job, I know mine are at the point where the park now isn’t good enough and it’s beginning to cost a fortune keeping them busy.  This would be a great way to amuse them rather cheaply.  By downloading the free app, packing up a picnic and heading into the city to solve the clues, explore the city and help find Wondroid’s missing body parts.  Of course this will not only be a fun family activity but you can also enter the competition – everyone who helps to piece Wonderoid back together again will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win tickets to a private viewing of the Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery before it opens to the public, as well as a host of other wonderful Wonderlab prizes.
This competition closes on Monday 18th September and the winners will be announced on Friday on 23rd September 2016.
Wonderoid scavenger family scavenger hunt London
Competition entry is FREE, full competition t&c’s can be found here.
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will be situated within the Science Museum – Entry to the Science Museum is FREE and admission to the gallery will cost: Day pass Adult £8, £6 child, £22.50 for a family pass.  Annual passes are available for £14 adults, £10 children and £39 for a family.
Tickets are available to book now at or by calling 0333 241 4000, school groups can be booked through the Museum’s Education booking line on 0207 942 4777.


I’d love to know if you take part in this family scavenger hunt and would love to see your pictures – you can tag me on Instagram (Emmysmummy1), on Twitter (@Emmys_Mummy) or even on Facebook (Emmysmummyblog).  I’ll be taking part with the kids next week and will share our experience with you once we’ve hopefully completed it.
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