Tuesday, September 27, 2011

With spring comes yellow Ruru badges ...

It's here!  No, not spring ... though that's here (but it may not feel like it!).  No, not daylight savings ... though that's definitely here too.  We're talking about the new I Digress ... on coming to my senses scavenger hunt! 

Just like our other four I Digress ... scavenger hunts, the new yellow hunt can be picked up from the Visitor Hosts' desk in the foyer of the North Wing.  Unlike the others, this scavenger hunt focusses solely on the North Wing, taking visitors through Taranaki Life, Takapou Whariki and Taranaki Naturally.  So if you've got 18 children with you and the idea of traversing across the whole of Puke Ariki fills you with horror, this is the scavenger hunt for you!

We're still in the process of developing a Ruru scavenger hunt (or trail) for the littlest of the little ones, which we're creating in collaboration with the Education team.  Just as we promised, Glen Skipper and Linley Wellington have been 'getting down', checking out what those knee-high to a grasshopper actually see in the museum.  Here's some photographic evidence of their commitment to the cause ...

Bubble, bubble, that looks like trouble!

Glen and Linley come face to face with an underwater monster

Glen is captivated by a captive bunny

Your Ruru team hopes to have the trail for preschoolers ready in the next month or so.  After an intensive test on a preschool poppet or two, we'll unleash our newest Ruru effort on the (hopefully not entirely unsuspecting!) public, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, get your 'spring' on and try out our daffodil-coloured scavenger hunt!!! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's a Ruru road test!

Lakshmi Iyer's fantastically talented son Adith seemed like the perfect person to road test our new Ruru scavenger hunt, so we put him through his paces this afternoon.  Here he is roaming the North Wing, showing us how it's done ...

The new scavenger hunt has the theme of coming to your senses ... and the clues involve all sorts of museum-inspired sights, sounds, smells, tastes and (though you're not normally allowed to do this in museums) touch!  Just like the other I Digress ...  scavenger hunts, the new one follows our fabulous Ruru personalised label trail, featuring labels written by our equally fabulous staff.

After doing the hunt in record time, we awarded Adith with the only yellow Ruru badge yet  made.  See, he looks pretty happy about it!

Following a few tweaks and a short wait for some yellow paper to arrive, we'll be releasing the I Digress ... on coming to my senses scavenger hunt to the public.  So if you know any avid hunters that can't wait for a chance to collect a different coloured Ruru badge, tell them to keep an eye out for our sensational new scavenger hunt!