Scavenger Hunts at the Delaware Art Museum

Scavenger Hunts at The Delaware Art Museum

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The Best DAM Scavenger Hunt

Go on an artful adventure…

…featuring the most interesting and amazing paintings, sculptures, and more at the Delaware Art Museum. On this fun and funny scavenger hunt, secrets will be revealed! Delightful details exposed! Teamwork tested! How? We’re so glad you asked! Your group will follow clues through the galleries and answer tricky, entertaining questions about what you find.

Your quest will reveal offbeat paintings and vivid illustrations from America’s masters, quirky and outright goofy modern and contemporary art, and the strange, faraway worlds of 19th-century Pre-Raphaelite pieces. You’ll also get to enjoy the museum itself, which features the stunning glass of the Chihuly Bridge and the Persian Window.

You might tackle such questions as…

  • Find a son who brings his father a whopper—you might call it see-bass. What ingredient will help Dad see the light? Answer: Fish gall, according to the label for the painting ‘Tobias Curing His Father’s Blindness.’
  • Find some Massachusetts residents who seem to be thinking, “Where’s Cesar Millan when you need him?” But that’s no Fido. What was this threat previously? Answer: ‘A Wolf Had Not Been Seen at Salem for 30 Years’ shows a wolf that is actually a bewitched girl.
  • Find an aquatic female who might be thinking, “This guy is all arms!” According to the label, what right is she perhaps being denied, symbolically speaking? Answer: ‘The Octopus (Death of a Mermaid)’ might reflect the artist’s view on women’s right to vote.

No knowledge of the museum or its contents is necessary to play—or to win. You just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and good teamwork.

A scavenger hunt at DAM is the perfect activity for any gathering or celebration, whether it’s a birthday party, an office outing, a club meetup—you name it!


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  • adults
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The Murder at the Delaware Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Unravel a deadly mystery…

…and in the process, catch a killer and earn some serious bragging rights. Here’s the game’s deadly plot: the host for your hunt today has been found murdered at the Delaware Art Museum, and we need your help to figure out who dunnit. Before he died, the victim scrawled a star on the floor with his own blood. What does this mean? Figure it out and you’ll be on the path to piecing together the puzzle of our coworker’s dangerous double life—and stopping a potentially catastrophic international incident.

While on the hunt, you’ll also uncover the secrets hidden in DAM’s art, where many a surprising detail turns out to be part of a cryptic code. The only thing that can save the world is your teamwork. (No pressure.)


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