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Explore Your City on a Hunt
Find exactly what you need
You’re not collecting objects (drop that pigeon!)—you’re searching for answers to tricky, humorous questions that help you see a museum, neighborhood, or other cool place with new eyes. Groups can book private hunts and other games anytime and almost anywhere. Weekend hunts for the general public are available in six cities. No knowledge of any hunt location is required: all you need is a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes!
How the Hunts Work
We also offer a variety of special scavenger hunts in select locations, including Murder Mystery Hunts, puzzle-filled Escape the Museum Hunts, snack-filled Munch Hunts, Ghost Hunts that feature haunted locations, Trivia Hunts, Bachelorette Hunts, and more. Hunts for adults and kids to enjoy together are also available in many locations.
The hunts are conducted by our live, in-person Hunt Hosts and assistants. We do not offer do-it-yourself games. We want to be on hand to make sure you have fun.
Example from a museum hunt
This question is from the Met Madness Scavenger Hunt at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art:
In the Medieval Treasury, find the stained-glass saint who looks like he can’t get no satisfaction. (You might find his name appropriate.) Who most likely sought his help? Answer: Resembling Mick Jagger, St. Roch is the patron saint of plague sufferers, as revealed by the label near the window.
Example from a neighborhood hunt
We also offer outdoor hunts in historic and fascinating places. Here’s a question from the Downtown Movie Locations Scavenger Hunt in Los Angeles:
Bradbury Building, Broadway & 3rd: This is one of L.A.’s architectural landmarks. Architect George Wyman was influenced by an 1887 sci-fi novel. Go inside to see the dramatic lobby, which has inspired dramatic scenes. In The Artist, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo flirt on the ornate stairs. In Blade Runner, it poses as the toymaker Sebastian’s waterlogged home, where Harrison Ford has his final showdown with Rutger Hauer. Near the “birdcage” elevators, find something that would escape from such a cage. What city did it come from? Answer: The mailbox, made in Rochester, features an eagle.
Didn’t get the answers to those questions? Of course you didn't! We write the questions so you can get the answer only when you’re standing in the right spot. (We’ve also left out some of the clues that help you get to the right gallery.) Each question is designed to have a distinct payoff: you will see something cool, learn an intriguing or bizarre fact, or have a good laugh.
Private Group Options
Indoors or outdoors? You might want to pick a location where you don’t have to worry about weather, or a location that is most convenient to your office, or a location that’s near a great place to have a post-hunt party. If your hunt is in someone’s honor, you might pick a place based on the guest of honor’s interests.
We can come to you! If you can't get to a venue where we stage hunts, don't forget our Anywhere games, featuring scavenger hunts, quiz games, and even games that can take place in your office or other indoor locations—all conducted by our stellar Hunt Hosts.
Private Hunt Custom Options
During the hunt, teams get to enjoy each other's photos via a photo-sharing website. We can arrange a slide show at the end of the hunt, and you can download all of the photos to share back at the office.
We’ve been creating great Team Photo Challenges for more than 15 years, and writing good ones takes more skill than you might think. We work hard to come up with challenges that prompt your team to get creative while also producing great photos. The team with the most creative photos gets bonus points—which ensures that everyone goes back home with memorable photos of their experience.
• For O, the Oprah Magazine, we created a hunt in which every question somehow involved Oprah Winfrey or her magazine.
• When HBO Home Video wanted to celebrate the release of Sex and the City on DVD, we created a hunt entirely made up of locations featured in the series.
• For Lucky magazine, we created a custom shopping hunt focused on their advertisers in New York City’s SoHo and in Chicago’s Wicker Park.
• For a Fortune 500 financial firm, we staged a hunt that introduced new employees to the company’s rich history in the Wall Street area.
• For the New York Production Alliance, we staged two fund-raising hunts that celebrated movies and TV shows made in New York.
• Museums such as the Museum of Science, Boston, the New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum, the Penn Museum, the Harley-Davidson Museum, LACMA, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science have asked us to create hunts for their venues.
Our writers will work with you to determine what you would most like to highlight about your company to the hunt participants, or what skills and goals you would most like to drive home in a fun, team-building format. Contact us to find out what we can create for you!