Can you deduce whodunit? Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your […]
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!
Chicago Is All a Game on a Corporate Team-Building Scavenger Hunt!
Explore Chicago on corporate scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as the Loop, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park, the Museum of Science & Industry, and many more great locations.
Rediscover the historic heart of Chicago ...on a hunt that reveals the secrets of such places and sights as the Willis Tower, the Picasso in Daley Plaza, Millennium Park, the spectacular rooms in the Chicago […]
Discover the secrets of Chicago's greatest treasure house. From paintings to pottery, from armor to amore, from Dali to dollhouse-like period rooms, from ancient Roman warriors to a former stock exchange room […]
A curator has been murdered! And he left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the artwork, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about […]
Go on an eccentric safari ...while testing your team’s ability to work together. You’ll go from ancient Egypt to the Pacific Islands, from the tundra to the forest, from Tibet to the time of dinosaurs. You’ll […]
Steel your nerves... for an ominous adventure, as you explore the creepy, eerie side of art. Artists definitely have a dark side, and you’ll discover it at your peril while searching for skulls and skeletons, […]
See Chicago through the eyes of Hollywood! The Loop has been one of Hollywood’s favorite back lots, a cinematic chameleon that has even doubled for New York. This tour takes you to numerous places where TV or […]
Like a seaside retreat right beside the city. It's an amusement park! A garden! A museum! Great views! There’s something for everyone. Discover the many places and personalities of Navy Pier, a hunt locale […]
The police have made a disturbing discovery! 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 […]
Discover the oddest animals and strangest facts ...at the Lincoln Park Zoo. You’ll cross climates on an African safari, learn how your neck is like a twiga’s, get hissed at by cockroaches, endure howling […]
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 […]
This much fun must defy the laws of physics. You’d never suspect that the Museum of Science and Industry contained so many crazy, amazing, and amusing sights and facts, revealed on this madcap tour. If you […]
See the best of downtown Chicago ...on a whirlwind tour that reveals the secrets of such places as the Loop, Union Station, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, the Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the […]
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 […]
It’s an amazing race while remaining in place! The Trivia Slam is a rousing contest that can be played almost anywhere. Better than a conventional pub quiz, this battle of wits and nerve brings forth the […]
Explore this charming, eclectic neighborhood, centering on Oz Park. To answer our tricky, humorous questions, your team will have to investigate Dorothy and friends in Oz Park, jaw-dropping micro mansions, […]
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 […]
Lights, camera, action! On this hunt, you’ll see the best of Chicago by visiting places familiar and obscure that have taken a turn as backdrops for movie and TV scenes. Travel by limo or mass transit as you […]
Want the thrill of the great outdoors while remaining indoors? Head to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The hunt holds many delights and surprises: You’ll walk among a profusion of live butterflies. The […]
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