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8 Hilarious Holiday Cards and Art Memes to Celebrate the Season

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a thing that says “Happy Holidays,” and some of these festive cards and art memes do that!

Can you tell we’re ready for some eggnog? In fact, we’re just going to dip out of the office here and find some while you enjoy these silly things we made for you. And, sincerely, happy holidays!

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16 Weird New Holiday Gift Ideas from Museums

Watson Adventures 2018 Gift Guide

In case the sudden explosion of wish lists, gift guides, and doorbuster sales—as well as, y’know, a basic grasp of the passage of time—weren’t enough to clue you in, it’s true: The holidays are back, and you’d better get those gift-giving juices flowing.

The ideal gift for anyone who likes fun, obviously,  is a Watson Adventures gift certificate. They’re good toward public and private scavenger hunts all across the country! Somewhat less ideal, but still pretty fun, would be one of these bonkers gift options we found in museum gift shops. (more…)

From Teamwork to Team Building: How to Get 200 Executives Better Acquainted

Watson Adventures Better Get Acquainted

Every business and every employee is familiar with the concept of a tall order. Ship 500 pallets of hula-hoops by end of day! Fulfill a thousand orders of Snuggies in one minute! Work retail on Black Friday without going insane!

We’re no exception here at Watson Adventures. Even though we offer more than 700 different scavenger hunts and other corporate team building games, we still get the occasional client request that surprises even us. And that’s just what happened when we got a call a few weeks ago: “Hi, can you come up with a totally new set of games to help 200 young CEOs get to know each other better, in real time, in one room of a resort hotel?”

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Let’s Eat: 10 Famous Pieces of Food Art

Believe it or not (we don’t), it’s already November. With an early Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to turn your thoughts to the reason for the season: food!

And lots of it. Not only is food a favorite thing for people to eat, it’s a favorite thing for artists to paint. And sculpt. And photograph. So we’ve set the table with 10 famous artworks featuring food (none of which is a can of soup, by the way). From the heartwarming to the mouth-watering, they’re all a feast for the eyes.

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One-of-a-Kind Harry Potter: A History of Magic Apparates to NYC Museum

Watson Adventures Harry Potter NYHS

The world is full of children—and, let’s face it, adults—who have glanced longingly at the sky, hoping to spot an owl winging its way to them, Hogwarts acceptance letter in its beak. An immersive new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society is built for them—and anyone else who’s ever enjoyed J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” coincides with the release of a new book of the same name and combines artifacts from the British Library and the New-York Historical Society with pieces from Rowling’s archives and her publisher, Scholastic, an audio tour voiced by Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer, and a lot more. We visited the exhibit to bring you our impressions. (Hint: The whole thing is magical!)

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Dogs in Art: Can You Match the Puppy to the Painting?

Watson Adventures Dog Painting Close-UpIf there are two things on earth we love, it’s dogs and art. And wouldn’t you know it, famous painters have always loved combining the two. 

With that in mind, here’s a fun little match game for you. Below are six close-ups of dogs, and then the full paintings you can find them in. See if you can pair the close-up with the painting we borrowed it from. And don’t worry—this isn’t a stumper. It’s more of an excuse to look at beautiful paintings featuring man’s best friend.

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Art in the Dark: 8 Awesome After-Hours Museum Parties

Awesome After-Hours Museum Parties

Museums are national treasures. To visit a museum, be it for a casual visit or a fun scavenger hunt, is to commune with the natural history of the planet and the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of its peoples.

Museums are also a great place to party, dude! In the unending quest to reach more minds (and wallets), museums all around the country are throwing after-hours soirees, shindigs, and shenanigans for adults who like some culture with their wine. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Future Imperfect: Climate Change at Museums Around the World

Watson Adventures Climate Change at the MuseumThe approach of Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of a summer of weather extremes—including unprecedented rainfall in the Northeastern U.S., record-breaking heat waves on four continents, and the largest wildfire in California history. 

It should come as little surprise, then, that museums around the world are starting to focus more on the changing climate and its potential effects on the planet’s future. From a new exhibit in one of New York’s most famous museums to a time-traveling experience in Rio, here are a few of the ways museums are addressing climate change.

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11 Art Memes That Perfectly Sum Up the Misery of August

Watson Adventures Art Memes August MiseryFor many of us, the eighth month is the cruelest month. Summer is both unbearably hot and yet terrifyingly close to ending. The sun’s blazing, humidity’s rising, school’s looming. If you’re not sweaty and gross at any given moment, it’s probably because you’re freezing to death in your office.

August is rough, and these 11 art memes are all of us this month. See how many of these you can relate to.

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