What is Geocaching and geocaching hq?

Check out Geocaching 101 to learn more about the game and see our About HQ page for more info about our Headquarters in Seattle, WA.

 

WHEN CAN I COME AND VISIT HQ? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Check out the Schedule a Visit page for all the details about visits. We welcome guests into out Visitor Center @ HQ but as a working office guests do not get to visit our office spaces. We are not open for visits on Saturday, Sunday, or holidays. Visiting us at the HQ Visitor Center and completing the HQ GeoTour are totally free!

 

CAN I TOUR YOUR OFFICES, BEYOND THE VISITOR CENTER?

Unfortunately, No. As a working office guests do not get access beyond the HQ Visitor Center.

 

CAN YOU ADD ANOTHER HOSTED VISIT DATE/TIME FOR ME?

We are not scheduling hosted visits but please check out the Schedule a Visit page for all the details about our current visiting options.

We used to schedule "Hosted Visits". During these visits we invited guests into our Visitor Center and presented a 10 - 15 minute slideshow about what we do as a company and then guests had time to explore our Visitor Center.  This was not a tour of our office spaces. We have decided to expand our options for visitors and have retired this presentation. Please feel free to ask questions when you come and visit with one of our other options!

Please email us at hqvisits@geocaching.com if you would like to request a visit for a large group.

 

IS YOUR OFFICE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

 Yes. If you have any other accessibility questions, please email hqvisits@geocaching.com.

 

CAN KIDS JOIN OUR VISIT?

Absolutely! Geocachers and muggles of all ages are welcome here at the HQ Visitor Center!

 

CAN DOGS JOIN?

Although we love our four-legged friends, dogs and other animals are not allowed in our space except with special permission. Visits are meant to be held for the (human) geocaching community so out of respect for those with allergies or fears, we kindly ask you to leave Sir Woof-a-lot at home.

 

What is a Geocaching Lackey?

A "Geocaching Lackey" is a term sometimes used to refer to the employees and founders of Geocaching.com. We accept the term Lackey with pride since we are beholden to the community for our success.

 

Are there any exclusive items you ONLY sell at hQ?

Yes! The HQ Gift Shop in the Visitor Center currently sells many geocaching supplies as well as a few exclusive items only found here. 

 

Are you hiring anytime soon?

We might be! Browse our current job openings and learn more about what it’s like to work at Geocaching HQ.