Private Group Scavenger Hunts


Fun Games for All Groups and Occasions

Looking for a new way to bring a group together and share an adventure? Watson Adventures scavenger hunts take you on a whirlwind tour of your favorite locations. You won’t be collecting objects (drop that pigeon!), you’ll be collecting answers to tricky and humorous questions about the amazing places and unusual objects you discover. A hunt is like a walking tour spiked with caffeine! No previous knowledge is required-you just need a sharp mind and comfy shoes.

Who goes on the hunts? Who doesn’t! We’ve staged hunts for people ages 7 to 70, for all sorts of occasions—social group outings, birthday parties, family reunions, bachelorette parties, charity fundraisers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, summer camp outings, sweet 16 parties, you name it.

Our Scavenger Hunts for Kids get kids and adults working together and having fun in surprising and delightful ways, including on school and youth group field trips and summer camp outings. Teachers and other educators in particular have raved about the benefits of taking students on our School Field Trip Scavenger Hunts.

We provide a staff to run the event, hand out and explain the materials, interact with the hunters during the game, and at the end score and announce the results. For a bit more, we can also bring digital cameras for Team Photo Challenges, and we can also customize the hunt for the occasion.

Don’t see your favorite location on our site? Check out the Grab ‘n’ Go Scavenger Hunt, which can be staged virtually anywhere!

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New York City


New York Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!

Explore Manhattan and Brooklyn on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as Greenwich Village, Grand Central, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries. Private hunts for groups are available anywhere and anytime; hunts for the general public, for adults and for families, are available every weekend.

On teams of up to six people, you’ll follow clues and answer tricky, humorous questions. No previous knowledge is necessary—you just need a good teamwork and comfy shoes. Click outside this box to start exploring, or see the Public Hunts FAQ.

Corporate Team-Building Hunts and Other Private Hunts Available

Boost morale, build teamwork and have fun with your colleagues on our New York City Corporate Scavenger Hunts.

Celebrate a birthday, have a party with friends and family, go on a great school field trip, raise money for a charity—our New York City Private Group Scavenger Hunts are great for all occasions.

For private hunts on Long Island and in Westchester County, NY, see New York Suburbs.

Photo: The famous bull at Bowling Green, near Wall Street


The Met Madness Scavenger Hunt

Metropolitan Museum of Art

See the best of the Met on a whirlwind tour.

The hunt covers almost the entire museum, traveling from Egypt to Rome, from India to China, from Colonial America to regal Paris. But no knowledge of art is required—in fact, it’s probably a hindrance! You’ll go to the dogs in a panoramic view of the Gardens of Versailles, discover why Cupid could use some Pampers, decipher graffiti on an ancient Egyptian temple, watch a mummy unwind, find out what’s on the back of Van Gogh’s mind, learn why Freud’s subject has Venus envy, and much more.

You’ll search for answers to such questions as...

• What wise guy can’t get his wife off his back? Answer: Aristotle, who appears on all fours with his wife on his back, as an elegant aquamanile (water container).

• Whose rude gesture will make you exclaim, “I never sausage behavior!”? Answer: Hans Wurst, a character in Frans Hals’ ‘Merrymakers at Shrovetide,’ who has a sausage pinned to his hat.

Keep in mind that we’ve left out some of the clues that help you find these answers. Again, no previous knowledge of art or the museum is required—you just need a sharp mind and comfortable shoes.

Various versions to suit your style

The Met Madness Hunt is available in 90-minute and two-hour editions.

An International Edition is available, for people whose first language is not English.

Fans of murder mysteries will enjoy the two-hour Murder at the Met Hunt and the 90-minute Whodunnit at the Met Hunt.

Groups that want teams to interact more can try the two-hour Mixed Alliances Edition, in which each team must meet and collaborate with three other teams as the game unfolds.

Contact us to learn more and get in the game!

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