Geocaching Adventure Lab

What is the Adventure Lab® app?

Adventure Lab is a new app and platform in development from the team at Geocaching HQ that allows you to create, play and share unique outdoor scavenger hunts, experiences, and games. There are currently over 20,000 public Adventures available worldwide. The Adventure Lab® app guides players through the process of finding clues, solving puzzles, and completing Adventures one Location at a time. If you’re already a Geocaching member, these stages count as caches towards your Geocaching account’s statistics and total finds.

What’s the difference between Adventure Lab and geocaching?

Unlike traditional geocaching, Adventures do not require a physical container and can be located indoors. The Adventure Lab® app expands the boundaries of traditional geocaching into new spaces and experiences while introducing innovative and fresh ideas that make exploring even more fun!

The Adventure Lab® app is just getting started and for now we are only making the creation tools available to a limited number of experienced geocachers. They have the opportunity to share their Adventures with whatever audience they chose. The Adventure Lab® app makes it possible to create both public and private experiences.

What new features does the Adventure Lab® app offer?

Media-rich gameplay experience—Adventures can include videos, imagery, and text for each Location. We expect to make more features available as the Adventure Lab® app continues to grow.

Location-based discovery—View all publicly available Adventures in your area directly in the app. No need for QR codes or links.

Linear gameplay options—Follow clues and solve puzzles in a specific order, or allow players to play freely to advance through unique Adventures.

Verification—adjustable geofencing verifies that players are actually at the Adventure Locations to complete tasks or answer questions.

International support—The Adventure Lab® app supports localization in 29 languages.

How can I create my own Adventure?

Qualified Geocaching Premium members now have the opportunity to create an Adventure Lab experience with up to five Locations. If you have found two Adventure Lab Locations and don’t have a current credit or active Adventure, you might be eligible to create your own Adventure. Opt-in here.

Organizations looking to create an experiential recreation or marketing program can partner with us.

What’s next for the Adventure Lab® app?

Going forward, we’ll continue to expand our pool of talented Adventure creators and they will continue to create new and engaging Adventures for players to explore. Providing players with quality Adventures is our number one priority. We will add to the game organically with new creators, technology, and storytelling opportunities.

Keep checking the Adventure Lab® app for new experiences in your area!

Ready to play?

Download the Official Adventure Lab® app!