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Time Detectives Collage | Augusta Museum of History

Want to become an AMH Time Detective?

The Augusta Museum of History, in partnership with Destination Augusta as part of the Authentic Augusta program, has developed a museum experience like no other. Time Detectives is the first museum-centered digital adventure game of its kind. The experience is part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, and all fun! Facilitated by a tablet, teams of 2-4 "time-traveling detectives" navigate the Story of Augusta exhibit on a mission to unscramble the past and save the future. 

Travel back in time solving various riddles, ciphers, and codes to collect the misplaced historical objects and return them to their proper place in time. Take your Museum excursion to the next level by incorporating Time Detectives as part of your visit. Assemble your team, get your gear, and experience the Museum like never before in this 60-minute adventure. 

Missions are appropriate for middle school age and up. Teams must work together, communicating and strategizing to solve the riddles, break the codes, collect the historical objects and return them to their correct place in the timeline. This activity is perfect for family outings and team-building events. 

Time Detective Details

Dates - Time Detectives is scheduled twice a month, on the 2nd Tuesday & the Last Saturday of each month.

We also offer the Time Detectives experience to groups of 4 or more any day we are open with a prior reservation. Please book your reservation (Tuesday, Saturday or on a day that works for your group) at least two weeks in advance, and call the AMH at 706-722-8454 or email us at education@augustamuseum.org to reserve your tickets.

April                                         May                                 June                                      July
Tuesday - April 9                     Tuesday - May 14            Tuesday - June 11                 Tuesday - July 9
10am & 2pm                             10am & 2pm                   10am & 2pm                         10am & 2pm
Saturday - April 27                   Saturday - May 25           Saturday - June 22                Saturday - July 27
11am & 2pm                             11am & 2pm                   11am & 2pm                         11am & 2pm

Cost - $25 per person or $20 for AMH Members (Please present member ID upon arrival)

Please allow 1.5 hours for the experience and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your booking time. If you arrive later than 15 minutes after your booking time, your booking will be forfeited.

*Bookings must meet a minimum of 4 people per tour

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Time Detectives experience work?
Time Detectives is an interactive experience based on the principles of an escape room (just without the need to escape) that introduces participants to stories from Augusta's past and challenges them to work together to decipher riddles, search for hidden clues, break the codes, and gather the historical objects in order to set time aright.⁠ Time Detectives is facilitated by a tablet device. The tablet will guide you through your mission. During your allocated time, you will have a range of challenges requiring you to work together in order to collect the 5 historical objects and return them to their proper place in the timeline. Detective Cleo will meet with scheduled groups for their entrance exam and will provide assistance as needed throughout the experience. Teams will meet back at Headquarters for a debriefing.

NOTE: All bookings are non-refundable and cannot be changed. There are no refunds under any conditions; however, you may transfer your booking to another individual.

What is the story behind the experience?
History Museums across America tell the stories of historical people and objects that have impacted the world. However, there are suspicious characters who travel through time seeking to disrupt the space-time continuum and change history forever. The AMH Detective Agency works to preserve history and ensure what does happen is supposed to happen. The Agency has received an anonymous tip that the notorious Reggie Raccoon and his crew of Mischievous Malcontents (Maggie Magpie, Felix Fox, and Henrietta Hyena) have targeted the Augusta Museum of History for their latest escapades. We are seeking qualified candidates to join Augusta's premier time-traveling investigative agency to be a part of the time-traveling teams to foil Reggie's foul plot!⁠ 

Complete all the missions!
Time Detectives currently has two missions with more to come. All missions intertwine around the central storyline - thwarting Reggie and his crew's attempts to disrupt the space-time continuum. 

How many people can play?
Each tablet can accommodate up to 4 people. If you have 5 players or more, you will be divided into groups using multiple tablets. This can add a fun, competitive element as you battle it out to restore the space-time continuum. Currently we can accomodate groups of 32 or less per session.

How hard is it?
Time Detectives isn’t a piece of cake! The game is designed to get your problem-solving and competitive juices flowing. The challenges and tasks range in difficulty but, overall, the intention is that the challenges are engaging and educational at the same time. There is a fixed time limit, and you may feel the pressure of the clock ticking! However, you are welcome to take it at your own pace and complete fewer challenges. You can always come back and try again.

Is there an age limit?
Time Detectives is aimed at adults and is intended to be challenging. However, the game has many tasks of varying levels of difficulty. We think youth will really start to enjoy it from 13 years up. The person reserving the tablet must be 16 years or older and must leave ID with the Front Desk. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Are there any physical requirements?
You will need to be able to read and view the collections in order to complete your mission. There are no other physical requirements. The game is wheelchair friendly, suitable for hearing impaired and currently is only available in English.

What if I get stuck?
The game has hints built into it for most challenges. Detective Cleo will also be available should you run into difficulty. You will only have three hints available per team, so use them wisely.

Is Time Detectives suitable for groups?
Yes! Time Detectives is a great team building activity for small or large groups. It requires teamwork, communication and strategic thinking. It’s suitable for corporate events, reunions, school/youth groups, sports groups and birthday parties. Currently we can accomodate 32 people per hour long session.

Is this experience suitable for school groups?
Yes! Time Detectives utilizes skills similar to an escape room such as answering riddles, reading and interpreting maps/coordinates, and using observational and problem-solving skills to complete mental and physical challenges. While the experience is designed for a broad audience, it supports student learning and the social studies curriculum in addition to developing critical and creative thinking skills and building personal and social capability. 

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PHONE: 706-722-8454

EMAIL: education@augustamuseum.org

ADDRESS: 560 Reynolds Street - Augusta, Georgia 30901

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