The wild lovechild of a pub quiz and a scavenger hunt…
You’ll need to show off your knowledge on this unusual game at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each question challenges your team to answer a trivia question, and that answer becomes a crucial clue to answering a question about an object on display. The trivia comes from movies, pop music, history, sports, science, books—you name it. If you love pub quizzes, you’ll enjoy this hunt.
Knowing one of Lady Gaga’s hit songs could help you find out what’s going on in a painting of a sneaky card game. Remembering how many stars make up a famous dipper can help you track down a goddess getting a constellation prize. And you know that Freudian theory that Woody Allen said shouldn’t be applied just to women? That can help you spot the, um, shortcomings of a Roman statue.
If you get stuck, you can consult your smartphone—but keep in mind that the teams that get the answers faster will answer more questions and score more points.
This might be our most challenging hunt yet, so you’ll probably want to pack your team with up to six brainiacs. Note to hunt veterans: Brain Squeeze overlaps a bit with our classic Met Madness Scavenger Hunt, so don’t be surprised if a few questions sound familiar.
Pull on your smartypants and get in the game! Click on the button below to see the hunt schedule and find more fun!
All tickets include admission to the museum. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a discount to Met members because the museum explicitly tells us that participation in group events not sponsored by the museum, such as our hunts, are not a benefit of membership. The Met charges us for your participation, so museum admission must be included in every ticket we sell. Just think of it as a donation to a cause you like to support!