Few museums are as jaw-dropping ...as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, packed with real-life propeller planes, jets, bombers and bombs, missiles and rockets—just about everything associated with […]
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!
Washington D.C. Is All a Game on a Corporate Team-Building Scavenger Hunt!
Explore Washington, D.C., on corporate scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as the White House area, the National Gallery, the National Museum of American History, the Air & Space Museums, the National Museum of Natural History, Georgetown, the National Zoo, and many more great locations.
You don't need to be an aviator to go plane crazy... Near Dulles Airport, the National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center is just as spectacular as the one on the Mall. Housed in two giant hangars, the […]
Take an unblushing look at nudity in art ...at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Highlights include a tempting she-devil, an Eve who’d get you to bite an apple, a giddy drinker, native men with no need for […]
Uncover history’s mysteries ...and discover surprising sights in the public places around and near the White House. You’ll uncover mysteries and discover surprising sights in such locations as Freedom Plaza, […]
Explore the National Gallery on a whirlwind tour! On teams, you'll tackle tricky questions about works of art—but you don't need to know anything about art or the museum. You just need sharp minds and […]
Can you deduce whodunit? Someone—or something—has been bumping off staffers at the National Museum of American History who were involved in the discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This […]
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 […]
Brace yourself for the eerie side of art ...on an ominous adventure at the National Gallery of Art. Steel your nerves as you go in search of a terminal toreador, haunting hunters, the charming scene of a […]
BOO! Sorry to startle you... but you better get used to it if you’re joining this hunt, taking you to ghost-plagued buildings around and near the White House while learning the stories of the restless souls […]
Go a sultry search for nudity in art ...at Washington's great National Gallery of Art. Every tricky question on this hunt involves nudity, whether you are looking for naughty nymphs, a sea-monster surfer, […]
See the best of Georgetown while uncovering amazing tales and nooks (but not crannies). This whirlwind tour features historic homes of posh celebs, cool shops, trendy eateries where you can grab a tasty morsel […]
Two museums, one amazing all-American adventure! We’ve uncovered the best, the most extraordinary, the most bizarre, the most head-turning and mind-boggling objects and sights in these two museums and turned […]
If you can talk to the animals, it’ll be cheating ...on this hunt that takes you in search of amazing animals and weird wildlife facts. Seeing the National Zoo in the context of a game gives the experience an […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hunt for dinosaurs, a camping vampire, a flossing bison... stuffed tigers, live insects, the Hope Diamond and other jewels, mummies, and a charred bone from a real murder mystery, all in the Smithsonian […]
See the best of Washington, D.C. ...on this whirlwind hunt. You'll explore such places and sights as Lafayette Park (facing the White House), the Library of Congress, the Vietnam Memorial, Chinatown, the FDR […]
Great for an after-hours adventure on Thursdays! You can condense about 200 years of American and European art into 90 minutes in our fun whirlwind tour of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The museum itself […]
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 […]
Delve into the history of crime and punishment to uncover details about famous cold cases, infamous criminals, firearms, bomb squad technologies, and much more. You’ll discover how criminals fared in medieval […]
Walk in the footsteps of George Washington ...on a hunt that hits the highlights of his magnificent estate and gardens, just a half-hour drive from downtown D.C. You'll marvel at the Founding Father's […]
Mingle with celebs through history at the wild, surreal, fun Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in downtown D.C. You’ll rub elbows with actors and musicians at a Hollywood party, meet presidents, artists, and other […]
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