Uncover art’s most startling secrets…
…on a hilarious, history-packed tour that will get your group to bond, laugh, and have more fun in a museum than you ever thought possible. You’ll see the best of the Cleveland Museum of Art by following clues through the galleries and collaborating with your team to answer tricky, humorous questions about the surprises in works ranging from ancient Greece to modern America. But you don’t need to know anything about art or the museum to win: you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes.
Your journey might include such unusual objects as…
- An Egyptian coffin for a cat and magic eyes for a mummy
- Scratches from someone who attacked evil in a painting
- A reliquary that might have included an apostle’s arm
- An 18th-century man who seems to have invented 3D glasses
- A naked Rodin man that caused a scandal
- An unnerving head on a platter that prompted a curator’s test
- A scheming monkey that duped a hungry cat
Those are just a few of the quirky highlights on this adventure across centuries and continents.
Solve a deadly game of cat, mouse, and museum
If you’re looking for more than just tricky questions to solve, have we got a game for you. On this unusual whodunit, you’ll have to figure out who killed a Watson Adventures staffer at the Cleveland Museum of Art—and why. As you unravel the secrets of his life and death, including the meaning behind his macabre last message that was written in blood, you’ll start to piece together a tale of international intrigue and treachery. Solve the puzzles, catch the killer, and save the world from impending doom!
Along the way, you’ll also get a great tour of the museum’s many treasures, where surprising details turn out to be part of a cryptic code. No knowledge of the museum or its art is necessary to play or to win. You just need to keep your eyes open and work well with your team.
Please note that our independent tours are not offered by the Cleveland Museum of Art.