LEGENDARY: A Detect the Story Adventure
A Mythical Journey through Downtown Hopkins
Perfect for Ages 8+
Inspired by the Myth of Pandora’s Box
A SPRING ADVENTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY
Our popular DETECT A STORY returns this spring with another round of puzzle-solving and storytelling. This time with mythical proportions!
A MYSTERY. A SCAVENGER HUNT. A PUZZLE ROOM. A WALKING TOUR. A THEATRE PERFORMANCE—ALL WRAP INTO ONE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY FOR YOUR FAMILY
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
A brand new Detect the Story Adventure awaits!
Launches MARCH 19, 2021
IT'S A SELF-PACED SCAVENGER HUNT/PUZZLE ADVENTURE!
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WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE ABOUT?
Pandora’s Box has gone missing! We need your help in finding it and preventing it from wreaking havoc in Downtown Hopkins. Help us piece together the clues to find the box and keep it buried forever. Gather your family, put on your detective hats, and follow the mysterious threads along Main Street Hopkins to unlock the story. You will be given a map and a set of clues to follow, but it is up to your family to solve the puzzles for the story to continue. Clues include letters with riddles, cryptograms, cyphers and puzzles to be solved in each location. The more you uncover, the more the mystery is revealed!
TWO OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
THE WALKING TOUR OPTION
Detect the Story: The Downtown Hopkins Journey
Starting with a mystery package that you collect at the Hopkins Center of the Arts your family will walk through downtown Hopkins to experience the enchanted tale at your own pace. Help collect the story and collect some new friends along the way. A portable electronic devise will be necessary for you to scan QR codes at each location and watch the performance as you piece the fragments together to reveal the mystery.
THE AT-HOME OPTION
Detect the Story: The at home version
Unable to make it to Hopkins, or prefer to solve puzzles from home? We are also offering an at home version of this family adventure. Your puzzles and challenges will be curated for an at home experience, but every solution will unlock the same story as the walking tour option. You will need to pick up your mystery package at the Hopkins Center for the Arts and have access to a computer or electronic devise to experience the story.
WHAT'S INCLUDED in the
Out of the Box Experience
An Enchanted Journey through Downtown Hopkins
Exclusive limited time access to VIDEO performances that will be accessed throughout the experience.
THE STORY: Details and descriptions you’ll need to develop theories and solve the mystery
CLUE BOX: letters, riddles, cyphers, puzzles, and more.
$50* per experience
* Includes $5 ticket handling fee.
Shipping is available at a cost of $3 per box.
Out of the Box Experience
During the purchase process select “none of the options work”. Once the Box is added to your cart a shipping option will show up in a pop up window. Different shipping addresses can be entered for each box.
Ready to Experience
ENCHANTED MYSTERY: A Detect the Story Adventure?
Select the viewing window that works best for you from the options below.
You’ll receive instructions on how to pick up your box and get started.
REMINDER: It's a self-paced viewing adventure!
Simply select the 7-day viewing window you'd like to enjoy your OUT OF THE BOX experience.
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🔎 “Super fun and creative!”
🔎 “I thought the experience was wonderful and far exceeded my expectations!”
🔎 “It was so fun to stop and shop at some of the local small businesses- what a creative way to engage with the community!”
🔎 “This was so much fun! Very well done and easy for the whole family to participate. We had a great time exploring downtown Hopkins.”
🔎 “It was SUPER fun! We enjoyed every minute puzzling over clues. Such a unique experience.”
🔎 “Our girl scout troop LOVED this experience!”
🔎 “A wonderful way to spend a fall afternoon exploring outdoors & downtown Hopkins. Thanks for putting together this fun adventure!”
🔎 “Please continue doing this! I would love to keep supporting Stages and the Hopkins community during this time.”
In alphabetical order
TO BE ANNOUNCED
CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAM
- DIRECTOR & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett
- CONCEPT & PUZZLES - Jim Hibbeler
- PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melanie Salmon-Peterson
- DIRECTOR & VIDEO DESIGNER - Cody R. Braudt
- PLAYWRIGHT - Jeannine Coulombe
- DESIGNER, PLAYWRIGHT & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Jim Hibbeler
- MUSIC - Peter Morrow & Matt Ouren
- VIDEOGRAPHER - Fischeye Films
- STAGE MANAGER - Emily Sullivan