Weekends in December, take a self-guided scavenger hunt to discover 12 beautiful and important decorations in the State Capitol building. Purchase a booklet and the hunt is on!
Booklets include photographs of the 12 Capitol treasures and 12 gold stars- find the treasure and place your gold star next to it. At the end of the hunt, visitors are awarded a gold state seal, get Capitol architect Cass Gilbert’s signature and become Junior Art Historians.
Inspired by the White City at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, architect Cass Gilbert constructed a state capitol building in the classical style, but with all the modern conveniences of the time. This stunning architectural feat includes a towering white marble dome, fluted columns, graceful arches and commanding statuary. The Capitol is conveniently located on the edge of downtown St. Paul.
Dates: Dec. 3, 2011, Dec. 4, 2011, Dec. 10, 2011, Dec. 11, 2011, Dec. 17, 2011, Dec. 18, 2011, Dec. 24, 2011, Dec. 25, 2011, Dec. 31, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Fee: $2 per booklet.
Contact: 651-296-2881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Minnesota State Capitol
5 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul MN 55155