The Owensboro Museum of Science and History is launching a new experience suited for those with “detective-like” personalities and interests. From June 14-August 5, individuals 17 years and younger can participate in the Yellow Banks Sleuthing Game for the chance at a cash prize and social media bragging rights.
Starting June 14, the OMSH summer program will include a series of details or features that will be added to the museum’s model train layout — the Yellow Banks Railroad — each Monday over the next couple of months.
The new item or clue will be added when the museum is closed, but according to Director Kathy Olson, “with careful observation, all aspiring detectives will be able to determine what has been added to the Yellow Banks community each week.”
Olson said that all participants who correctly identify all eight items will be eligible for a drawing for a $100 prize.
All detective lists must be returned to the front desk of OMSH by Aug. 8. The drawing will take place Aug.10.
“Everyone who identifies all eight items correctly will be recognized on the Museum’s Facebook page, and their name will be posted at the Museum as a successful Yellow Banks Railroad Sleuth,” Olson added.
The Yellow Banks Railroad was opened for public viewing on June 6, there is no admission to see the layout.
Those interested in participating in the Yellow Banks Sleuthing Game can pick up a sign-up form at the museum’s front desk. For more information, check out the OMSH Facebook page or call 270-687-2732.