Marguerite d'Ervau

Haeckel Hunt instructions

For youngsters

Haeckel Hunt - How to catch’ em all around Oosterdok!

Ernst Haeckel was a biologist and artist in the 19th century. He discovered many new species during his exploration tours around the world. You can now step into his footsteps as a curious explorer of nature, plants and animals, and participate in our treasure hunt. Haeckel's creatures are hiding all around Oosterdok, it is full of them! We ask you to set off on an expedition to explore the area and find them all. Be an adventurer, be a scientist, and catch those creatures.


Going off on Haeckel-hunt around the Oosterdok - Giulia Menicucci

Steps to become a Haeckel-Discoverer
What you need: A smartphone, the Haeckel Hunt app, and some curiosity!

  1. If you are 12 years old or younger, go on the Haeckel Hunt with an adult! If you are older than 12, you can do it on your own or with your friends.
  2. The Haeckel creatures have escaped and are now hiding everywhere around the Oosterdok. Help us to find them! In order to catch them all, you can download the app Haeckel Hunt (by Mediamatic) on Apple or Playstore. Once you downloaded it, you are ready to go!
  3. Look at the map of the Haeckel-creature's possible locations in the app and set off to explore the Oosterdok surroundings. Where around Oosterdok are they hiding? When you spot one, scan it with your camera through the app - it automatically adds it to your collection.
  4. Once you collect 22 Haeckel creatures, congratulations! You can return to Mediamatic to find your reward. You will find a little surprise at our exploration table.
  5. Good Luck and have fun exploring at Oosterdok!


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