Go On the Earth to Echo Geocache Adventure

Earth to Echo Geocache Adventure
Searching for a clue in Seattle’s Gas Works Park. All photos: Kelly Knox.

Tracking PixelThis post is sponsored by Earth to Echo, in movie theaters July 2, 2014.

If you live in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York City and you’re looking for something fun to do on a summer day, you’re in luck! Take part in the Earth to Echo Geocache Adventure for a spectacular trip around your city, as you use your smartphone to unlock clues at each step of the journey. Not only will you be treated to scenes from the upcoming film Earth to Echo, you and your kids might even uncover amazing new places in a city you thought you knew everything about.

A family flick in the same vein as The Goonies and E.T., Earth to Echo follows a band of plucky kids as they take their own incredible journey to help a new friend. Your kids will love going on a similar adventure, as you solve the mysteries and answer questions at each stop on your geocache hunt.

Our daughter had a blast searching for each clue at four different stops, as we raced around Seattle. We even discovered landmarks that we didn’t know existed in the middle of the city. A trip to the Space Needle is a must almost any time you’re visiting downtown Seattle, but a rocket ship in the middle of the city? A space travel supply store? Who knew the Emerald City housed these hidden gems?

But you don’t have to just take my word for it. Here’s a look at our family geocache adventure below, starring a five-year-old so excited, the GoPro could barely keep up with her.

We weren’t the only ones unlocking the mysteries of the Earth to Echo adventure that day; at our final stop at the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company, we ran into another enthusiastic couple who had just finished their own trek across town.

If you’ve been looking for just the right opportunity to get into geocaching, this is it! Geocaching is a pastime that you and your family can easily get hooked on together, and this adventure is a fantastic place to start. Here’s how!

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Calling all adventure seekers! EARTH TO ECHO opens in theaters on July 2nd — but you can prepare for the journey in the meantime with the brand new Geocaching EARTH TO ECHO Adventure! Geocaching is a family-friendly activity, where adventure seekers can use an app or GPS on their mobile devices to search for cleverly hidden containers placed in nearby neighborhoods.

Go on a Geocaching adventure in your city with Earth To Echo! Play to unlock the mystery today.

New York: https://labs.geocaching.com/goto/echogeocachingny
Los Angeles: https://labs.geocaching.com/goto/echogeocachingla
Chicago: https://labs.geocaching.com/goto/echogeocachingchi
Seattle: https://labs.geocaching.com/goto/echogeocachingsea

And be sure to check out Earth to Echo this summer, in movie theaters July 2, 2014.

This post is sponsored by Earth to Echo.

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.