Based on a Sherlock Holmes story... An eminent cryptographer has been found shot dead in her office, alongside the body of an unidentified foreigner. The scholar's husband was also critically wounded. The […]
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 150,000 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. 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!
Boston Is All a Game on a Corporate Team-Building Scavenger Hunt!
Explore the greater Boston area on corporate group scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as Old Boston along the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, Back Bay, Cambridge and Harvard, Salem, Concord, and many more great locations. It's a great activity for any company team-bonding outing or celebration.
A curator has been murdered! And he left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid […]
Uncover bygone Boston ...on an adventure that takes you along the Freedom Trail. You’ll visit numerous historic locations where America was born—Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s […]
It’s more like the Museum of Fun Arts ...when you go on our eye-popping, jaw-dropping tour across the centuries at the Museum of Fine Arts. You’ll discover startling aspects of objects from ancient Egypt, […]
See the surreal side of science ...on a whirlwind tour that reveals the best of eye-popping interactive exhibits, ingenious beasts, delightful dioramas, eccentric inventors and marvelous machines. Highlights […]
A serial killer? Or the Curse of the Freemasons? Someone—or something—has been bumping off Museum of Science staffers involved in the recent discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This […]
Discover the secrets of Cambridge and Harvard ...on an adventure that has you uncovering hidden history and unexpected humor. You’ll discover the secrets of John Harvard himself, the spot where Washington took […]
You think you know the Back Bay? Prepare to see the Copley Square area in a dramatically different way, as you search for secrets and uncover uncommon sights on a scavenger hunt. Highlights include strange and […]
A classic scavenger hunt with a twist! If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt, we have one—with very unusual challenges for things to collect and team photos to take that will exercise your […]
Is Salem America’s most ghost-ridden town? Brace yourself for a “spirited” search for the ghosts and historic highlights of this, um, bewitching town. Armed only with a flashlight, you’ll learn the tales of […]
Are you literally hungry for adventure? Then this is the hunt for you! See the best of Cambridge and the Harvard campus while getting tasty snacks along the way. You can literally taste victory! You’ll uncover […]
Cradle of liberty, literature and fun! American patriots fought the British here, famous writers walked and talked here, and now you can hunt here. The charming, very walkable streets and green spaces of […]
Take an unblushing look at nudity in art ...at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, randy Romans, a “stag” party drinking game, Gauguin’s island girls, […]
Discover a treasure chest from voyages around the globe... For a salty taste of the 19th-century sailor’s life on the high seas, and the kind of booty brought back from distant lands, you’ll want to get […]
Can you deduce whodunit? A Watson Adventures staffer has been murdered, and we need your help to catch his killer. Before he died, he drew a star on the ground with his own blood. What does this mean? It turns […]
Boasting sharks, seals, penguins, electric eels, and all sorts of exotic deep-sea creatures, the New England Aquarium is a great place for a hunt. You will spiral around the 200,000-gallon, multi-story Giant […]
See the best of Boston on a whirlwind tour ...that takes you to Quincy Market, the North End, Harvard Yard, Fenway Park, Chinatown, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, and many other colorful neighborhoods, historic […]
Go where Founding Fathers battled Brits —and each other—on a scavenger hunt that brings out the spirits of 1776. This special hunt takes you inside the Old State House Museum in search of such items as actual […]
Do you have a group where English isn’t the primary language of many or all of the members? We still have a hunt for you! Most of our scavenger hunts, in both museums and great neighborhoods, are available in […]
Do you expect to spend hours in conference rooms at the Babson Executive Conference Center? Need a break to get outdoors and find a new way to get to know your colleagues? Try out a team-building scavenger […]
Explore the eerie side of art ...at the Museum of Fine Arts. Artists definitely have a dark side, and you’ll discover it at your peril while searching for skulls and skeletons, hideous monsters, severed heads, […]
See the best of the Amherst College campus ...on a whirlwind tour of secret places, and cool museums, intriguing landmarks and jaw-dropping vistas. The college itself originally commissioned this hunt for […]
Go on what might be our most surreal hunt in Boston—a whirlwind tour of two museums in one, the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum, featuring exotic stuffed animals, sparkling gems, odd […]
See the best of the spectacular new Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts on this funny and fun adventure. If you’ve been on one of our MFA hunts before, you’ll discover new questions in new […]
Prepare to be astonished ...by an amazing cluster of museums—two art museums, a science museum, and a new local history museum—united around a garden of sculptures celebrating Dr. Seuss! We offer no more […]
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