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The Cloisters Capers Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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  • kids
  • indoor

The Cloisters Capers Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages…

…at the Cloisters, where actual pieces of medieval buildings have been reassembled to create an unusual museum. On teams, kids and adults will work together to hunt for unicorns, angels, bold knights, and heroic maidens, while exploring the twists and turns of stone corridors, stairs, and chapels. In nice weather, you’ll burst into daylight to discover a medieval garden with plants used for magic potions and other concoctions, along with a stunning hilltop view of the Hudson River.

The museum is particularly fun for fans of Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings, who’ll feel like they’re exploring an old castle filled with a wizard’s treasures and curious beasts.

The Cloisters hunt has proven to be particularly popular for school field trips. It’s a fun, whirlwind way to introduce kids to history and art in a limited amount of time. 

Recommended for ages 7 and up. Each team must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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