Starting in April - Amazing Oberlin Smartphone Race!
Amazing Oberlin Smartphone Race! (Reservations available April - October, Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Like history, hiking, and a healthy dose of friendly competition? Friends and family can challenge each other to this fun new learning adventure. How does it work? Two teams, ideally with two to four people per team, begin at the Heritage Center and are texted the first clue leading them to a landmark in Oberlin. When a team figures out an answer, they send a text or a photo back and receive the next clue. There are fourteen clues in all and the race is 2 miles (assuming you make no false moves) and takes 90 minutes (if you're quite clever, light on your feet, and don't stop for ice cream). Who can play? Anyone, although each team will need at least one player with a smartphone to send and receive texts and photos. How much does it cost? $25 per race for nonmembers, $20 for members. What can I expect? A fun hike around town, learning something you never knew about Oberlin, and the thrill of victory and bragging rights! (or shame of defeat). How do I sign up? Contact the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator Liz Schultz to schedule your date and start time; the sooner you schedule, the more likely your date will be available. (Racing on days when Heritage Center is usually closed may be possible by appointment for an additional fee.)