Star Search Tips + Prizes

by Megan Ockander

Have you heard? Our 2024 Star Search Scavenger Hunt is a super fun event for the whole family. Here’s what participant and Bright Lights Board Member Kimberly Bilder shared with us about her experience at the event: 

Star Search is a fun tradition our family looks forward to every year! There’s nothing else like it in Lincoln.

We have so much fun working together as a team to complete the missions, even if don’t end up scoring the most points. I enjoy watching my husband and our teenage sons act silly and show off their competitive spirit, and we have an opportunity to explore different areas of Lincoln outside of our usual school and work neighborhoods. Between stops, we love scrolling through the livestream of the event to see what other teams are doing. People are so creative at completing the missions! 

Pro Tips for Participating:  

    • I strongly recommend you have a driver who’s familiar with Lincoln.  
    • Be sure to fuel up or charge your vehicle, because missions could take you anywhere in Lincoln.  
    • If you have a PIN on your phone, consider removing it for Star Search so that others on your team can use your phone to complete missions while you’re driving.  
    • Most importantly – be safe and HAVE FUN! 


Thanks, Kimberly! Teams will be playing for some GREAT prizes again this year. Such as…

An Overnight at the Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm:

  • Imagine waking up to the serene beauty of nature, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil landscapes. One team will be treated to an overnight stay at the prestigious Lied Lodge, nestled within the scenic Arbor Day Farm. Indulge in luxurious accommodations, explore the breathtaking gardens and unwind amid nature’s splendors. It’s an experience that promises relaxation and rejuvenation like no other. 

 A Gift Card from Escape Lincoln: 

  • Get ready to put your problem-solving skills to the test with an exhilarating adventure at Escape Lincoln! The winner of this prize will receive a gift card to this premier escape room venue, where you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in thrilling scenarios and race against the clock to unlock clues and solve puzzles. Gather your friends and embark on an unforgettable journey filled with mystery, excitement and adrenaline-pumping fun. 

Tickets to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch:

  • Experience the magic of fall at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, where endless adventures await amidst acres of pumpkin-filled fields and festive attractions. Winners will receive two tickets to this beloved seasonal destination, where you can enjoy everything from hayrack rides and corn mazes to delicious treats and live entertainment. It’s the perfect opportunity to create cherished memories with family and friends while basking in the joys of the autumn season. 

Tickets to Adventure Golf Center: 

  • For those seeking an extra dose of competitive fun, we have four tickets to Adventure Golf Center– your go-to destination for mini-golf excitement! Putt your way through creatively designed courses, navigate challenging obstacles and unleash your inner champion as you compete for victory.  

Don’t miss your chance to complete missions across Lincoln and walk away with not only an amazing prize but amazing memories as well. Gather your team and register for Star Search NOW!