WildCard, the new exhibition at the Exploratorium, imagines a visionary cardboard trip along U.S. Route 66 and features hidden gems along the way. From a village in a vortex to a crashed steamboat along a winding river, WildCard depicts a creative summer adventure you won’t soon forget.
The term Easter egg was first coined to describe hidden messages found in video games. Easter eggs now generally refer to secret jokes, or interesting details, concealed for someone to find. Take a closer look at the immersive world of WildCard, and look for these 10 Easter eggs within the exhibition. One word of advice: Think outside the box.
Follow the arrows, take a peek inside a secluded cardboard world, and discover the prehistoric Cardhenge, aka a cardboard version of Stonehenge.
Thirsty? Hunt for the sign advertising a $.99 cup of hot covfefe. After you finish your trip, grab some “real” coffee at our WildCard-inspired Cardboard Café.
3. Bird Leg
Pause for a photo midway through your trip in front of what might be the largest cardboard bird leg on the West Coast.
4. Red Squid
This vibrant red squid stands out from the rest of the cardboard aesthetics. Can you spot this cephalopod when it’s out of water?
5. Hunny Bucket Outhouse
To find Hunny Bucket, locate the serpentine road with a truck driving on it. If nature calls, then open Hunny Bucket’s door. What do you see?
6. Swimming Pool
Your trip would not be complete without a stay at the WildCard motel. Search for the motel swimming pool and take a refreshing dip.
An intricate cardboard world spins above a river, and somewhere in this realm you’ll discover the word “C.H.U.D.” Click on the link to learn the meaning of the abbreviation.
Locate the two strange creatures with pincers and notice their detailed peculiarities. Are these enormous crustaceans? Or extraterrestrials visiting WildCard?
9. Water Tower
Someone with a vivid imagination has graffitied words on the WildCard water tower. The words represent supernatural elements, a major factor of all living matter, and a crude action. How many words do you notice?
10. Roads to Nowhere
WildCard features many half-formed roads—or paths that abruptly stop. See how many incomplete roads you can detect; they are located throughout the exhibition.