The Shadow Initiation | SA Museum

The Shadow Initiation – South Australian Museum

One hour on the clock. Over 40 puzzles, challenges and tasks to attempt. Race against the clock on an exciting adventure, seeing the Museum like never before. It’s part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour. You’ve never played a game like this one.

The aim of the game is to earn as many points as you can within an hour, and attempt to prove that you are worthy of joining a mysterious, top-secret society: The Secret Order of Quill & Compass.

The Shadow Initiation is an adventure game that is facilitated by a tablet, and can be played by up to 4 people per tablet. It is appropriate for anyone 7 to 107 years. One player per tablet must be 16 years or over and leave ID with the Museum Shop.

The game takes just over 1 hour and there are more than 40 tasks to attempt. It is IMPOSSIBLE to complete them all in one game. Choose wisely, be strategic, and attempt to earn as many points as you can.

For more information, read the FAQs before booking.


The Shadow Initiation requires teamwork, communication and strategic thinking. It’s perfect for team building events, social events and even birthday parties.

Opening Hours & Cost:

  • The Shadow Initiation game is available 10am–5pm, including weekends and all public holidays
  • General Public – $49 per tablet (for up to 4 people)
  • Museum Member – $35 per tablet (for up to 4 people)

Note:   Due to health and safety reasons, the touch screens in the permanent galleries have been switched off resulting in a slightly modified game map being created for the experience. They have a sanitation regime for the tablets to ensure cleanliness and they kindly ask that you wash your hands before and after playing the game. Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance to ensure they can manage capacities at the Museum during COVID-19 restrictions. 



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For more information and all enquiries please visit the South Australian Museum website.

What:  The Shadow Initiation

When:  Ongoing activity

Where:  South Australian Museum | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   7 years+

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: South Australian Museum website


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