Chattanooga Spring Break Safari And Scavenger Hunt Takes Place March 9-April 8

Friday, February 16, 2018

During Chattanooga’s Spring Break Safari will be held from Friday, March 9-Sunday, April 8.

"The city will be transformed into a place where kids rule and adventure is everywhere. Kids can’t resist exploring the world with lots of hands-on activities designed just for them. In 2018, there are five new attraction experiences and all new scavenger hunts. The participating attractions are offering special experiences that can only be done March 9-April 11.
 
While on Spring Break Safari in Chattanooga, kids can be a: "Musician" and learn guitar skills; "Shutterbug Adventurer" and develop photography skills; "World Traveler" and explore 50+ countries; "Backyard Scientist" and meet native and exotic species; "Time Traveler" while cruising down the mighty Tennessee River; "Sword Fighter" on a quest to see the Queen; "Zookeeper" and encounter some of nature’s wildest creatures; "RockQuest Adventurer" and search for geological wonders; "Conductor" aboard a rumbling locomotive; "Cave Explorer" and venture deep into a cave; or a "Rock Climber" and scale walls and boulders.

"Families can discover more about Chattanooga on an exciting Scavenger Hunt with all new questions in 2018. Explore the city and attractions and complete each Scavenger Hunt at your own pace. There are hunts inside and outside of each attraction, as well as four downtown districts. Solve the clues together, and if you get stuck you can ask someone at the attraction or check out the answers at the end of the guide. Kids will receive special prizes when they show images of the found items to employees at the attractions.
 
"Be sure to get a free Spring Break Safari Guide that can be downloaded online (available soon) or picked up at any of the participating Spring Break Safari attractions and the Chattanooga Visitors Center located at 215 Broad Street," officials said.
 
Get the full scoop on planning a Chattanooga Spring Break Safari at www.chattanoogafun.com/spring.


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