Scavenger Hunts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Scavenger Hunts at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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  • adults
  • indoor

The MFA Madness Scavenger Hunt

It’s more like the Museum of Fun Arts…

…when you go on this eye-popping, jaw-dropping tour across the centuries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. With your team, you’ll discover startling aspects of objects and art from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Japan, China, India, Paris, and all periods of American history. Your challenge: answer tricky questions about what you find. But you don’t need to know anything about art or the museum to win the game and have a blast—you just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and great teamwork.

Along the way, you might find out…

  • Why a guy would want heartburn on his wedding night
  • Why King Kong would take up smoking
  • What ghoulish ingredient a lady keeps in a flowerpot
  • Why a naked goddess isn’t actually naked
  • And much more

The museum is open until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, which allows for a great after-work team-building activity for corporate groups. 


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  • public
  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The Murder at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

A curator has been murdered…

…and he left behind a trail of clues that reveal secrets embedded in works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts. As your team finds answers to tricky questions about the art, you begin to piece together the details of the museum’s planned purchase of a newly discovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The dead man knew too much, and now it’s up to you to learn what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. Can you figure out who dunnit?

What kinds of groups have cracked this case? All kinds, from corporate groups looking for a team-building activity to social groups searching for an unusual game to bring people together. And you don’t need to know anything about art to win: you just need quick wits and good teamwork.


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  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The Whodunit Scavenger Hunt

Stop a killer? Get a clue!

There’s a killer on the loose at the Museum of Fine Arts, and it’s up to your team to stop him! How? By playing the scavenger hunt he created, which will ultimately reveal his identity, the murder weapon, and the location of the victim’s body. He sent the hunt to the police and dared them to try and solve it, but they’re stumped. Now they need your help.

You’ll be supplied with a list of potential suspects, weapons, and places. By following the clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll narrow down the list and provide the authorities with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer.

No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. The game is bit easier than the Murder at the MFA Scavenger Hunt, which makes it a popular team-building choice with mixed groups.


  • public
  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The Escape the MFA Scavenger Hunt

Find the antidote before it’s too late!

That antidote is for you, because you’ve been poisoned. If your team can solve the puzzles created by the diabolical mastermind responsible, you’ll unlock the box with the cure. You might be able to escape a room…but can you figure out these tricky clues and escape the Museum of Fine Arts with your life?

That’s the premise of this fun team-building game that leads you through the halls of the MFA, searching for specific works of art that uncover the answers. You’ll have to answer fun and challenging questions about what you find, interact with our staff to tackle sneaky puzzles, and ultimately crack a code.

No knowledge of art or the museum is required: you just need to pay attention and work with your team. If your friends or colleagues like puzzles but don’t want to be stuck in a small room for an hour, this is the perfect activity for you. 


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