Corporate Scavenger Hunts


Turn Your Next Company Outing into an Adventure—with a Dash of Culture

Watson Adventures corporate scavenger hunts use witty, tricky questions in fast-paced games that bring out the best in a city—and the best in you and your teammates. Our team-building hunts have been acclaimed by ABC News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Herald, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and numerous other media outlets. Since 1999, more than 200,000 hunters have gone on our hunts from more than 1,000 prestigious companies. Contact us for a quote.

How corporate scavenger hunts work

In museums, historic neighborhoods, and other locations, hunters compete to answer questions in hunts designed to:

  • get people relaxed, laughing and having fun
  • foster teamwork and togetherness in a dynamic new way
  • introduce people to fascinating—and often overlooked—places
  • lead to an exciting gathering over drinks after the hunt, which we can help you set up
  • leave you with more money to spend on that party

You’re not hunting for things (put back that Ming vase!) but for answers to tricky and humorous questions about the intriguing places and objects you discover. No previous knowledge is necessary—you just need a sharp mind and comfortable shoes. The game is like a walking tour spiked with caffeine. The team from your company that answers the most questions correctly wins. For a bit more, there are a variety of add-on options for you to choose from,  including the popular team photo challenges. Typically the game lasts two hours (with about half an hour more for set-up and post-hunt scoring), but the length can be customized to meet your needs.

Build teamwork while boosting morale-through fun

The questions emphasize nimble thinking and, above all, teamwork. They’re crafted to bring out the various skills of each member of your team. A person who’s good at seeing the big picture will get one answer, a teammate who’s good with wordplay will get the next, and someone who is good at navigating may excel at getting the team from place to place. The best teams quickly learn that they must use the strengths of everyone in the group.

Ready to get your company in the game? Choose a city in the yellow box at the top of this page to explore what events are available, or contact us now!

Scavenger Hunt Location:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!

Explore Philadelphia on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as Old City, the Independence Hall area, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, Reading Terminal Market, the Philadelphia Zoo, New Hope and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries.

Explore the games via the dropdown menus, or scroll through the list, or just go to the hunt calendar to see the schedule get in the game!

Photo: James and Dolly Madison’s house, Society Hill


The Munch Around the Market Scavenger Hunt

Reading Terminal Market & Vicinity

You can literally taste victory...

as you tackle tricky questions while sampling the best foods in the Reading Terminal Market and nearby Chinatown. You'll also discover other delightful surprises in the neighborhood. Highlights include...

  • America’s oldest ice cream vendor
  • Philly’s most endangered cheesesteak (and a related gaffe by a presidential candidate)
  • a Chinatown building from the year 4668
  • the tiny towns outside the Transit Museum
  • a historic organ in an unexpected place
  • a secret beneath City Hall
  • such delightful dishes as artisanal chocolates, sinful cheesecakes, fried dumplings, soft pretzels, cappuccino, cupcakes, roast pork, moon cake, Amish baked goods, and more.

Your team will tackle such questions as...

• According to a bubble vendor, what should you do so that your spouse can never cash in on your life insurance policy? Answer: An old sign above Terralyn’s soaps says, “Drink Buttermilk and Live Forever.”

• What sight might make you think that fighters here use an enemy to combat an enemy (if we may mangle a phrase)? Answer: A fire-breathing dragon on the House of Dragons firehouse.

• Find a spot where you can repeatedly gaze into the past. How much would a bunch of “scullions” and a bar platter set you back? Answer: As seen in two historical photos, “scullions” at Margerum’s cost 10 cents, and at William Evans’ Seafood a bar platter is $1.25, for a total tab of $1.35.

Please note that we left out clues and directions in the questions above. The questions are designed so that you can find the answer only when you are in the right spot and looking at the right thing. (Sorry, Googlers!) You don’t need any previous knowledge to triumph—you just need good teamwork and comfortable shoes!

This hunt is a great adventure for locals and out-of-towners alike. For the “food challenges,” teams must take photos of themselves enjoying or presenting snacks available from certain vendors and stores. It’s up to the team to decide what to eat and where. (That way, you can let your taste buds be your guide, and you can avoid any food you don’t care for.)

The full hunt takes two and a half hours (not including time for setting up at the start and scoring at the end), although a two-hour version is also available. There is also an abbreviated all-indoor hunt that takes place almost entirely in the market. Not in the mood for food? We also offer the Reading Terminal Ramble, with the same highlights but without the emphasis on food.

The Market is open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We recommend doing the hunt any day from Wednesday through Saturday, when the Pennsylvania Dutch stands are open.

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