Scavenger Hunts at the Exploratorium | San Francisco

Scavenger Hunts at The Exploratorium

  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • indoor

The Exploratorium Pandemonium Scavenger Hunt

Put on your lab coat…

…for an investigation into mechanical marvels, human phenomena, wonders of light and sound, man-made tornadoes, dancing robots, secrets of the natural world, and stunning facts—and views—of the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. On teams, you’ll explore this science-based museum by following a trail of clues in search of answers to fun and funny questions.

You might search for…

  • A toilet you can drink from…if you dare
  • Something on the Golden Gate Bridge that’s a huge drag, man
  • A Weaver’s toothpick masterpiece
  • A kind of “salad” that give surfers a beautiful curl
  • A Mr. Freeze who’d pester the Penguin

Don’t worry if your name isn’t Einstein: no special knowledge of the museum or science is required to have fun—or even to win. All you need is a sharp mind, and comfy shoes don’t hurt either.

In the Kids Edition, available for ages 7 and up, children and adults join forces to solve our tricky questions. It’s an enjoyable, educational activity for school field trips, camp or youth-group outings, and birthday parties.


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  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

THE ESCAPE THE EXPLORATORIUM SCAVENGER HUNT

You’ve been poisoned!

Sorry to be the bearer of that bad news, but don’t panic: you can find the cure by playing this scavenger hunt. The evil genius who dosed you has created a series of puzzles that will reveal the combination to a box that contains the antidote. Sure, you can escape a room, but can you unlock the box and escape the museum with your life?

On teams, you’ll follow the villain’s diabolical trail of clues through the Exploratorium, searching for secrets in the galleries and exhibits. You’ll tackle devilishly tricky questions about what you find, interact with our staff to solve sneaky puzzles, and ultimately crack a code.

No knowledge of the museum is required: you just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and excellent teamwork.

This is a great game for all kinds of groups—especially ones too large for conventional escape-room games. What makes this particularly perfect for mixed groups is that if you have participants who don’t care much for puzzles, they’ll still be delighted by what we help them discover in this fascinating museum.


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