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The Columbia Quest Scavenger Hunt

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The Columbia Quest Scavenger Hunt

See the best of Morningside Heights

…on a hunt that features the Columbia University campus and the immediate area. On teams, you’ll follow a trail of clues and answer clever, funny questions about the famous places, secret sights, and hidden history you find. It’s the fast-paced, fun campus tour you always wished you’d gone on.

Highlights include…

  • Columbia University’s bucolic campus, with its unusual statues and classic buildings
  • The owl hidden by the steps where the original Ghostbusters dallied
  • The site of a desperate Revolutionary War battle
  • The home of the Manhattan Project, birthplace of the atomic age
  • George Carlin’s childhood home

Big groups welcome!

We can accommodate groups of all sizes; this hunt was originally commissioned by the Columbia Business School for 200 members of its incoming class. The game is also great for alumni get-togethers, birthday parties, and any other event where you want to entertain a diverse group with an activity that’s completely unique and a whole lotta fun.

A Kids Edition is also available, for school field trips and for when you want to give budding teens a glimpse of what college life might be like.

What happy hunters are saying

“My friends and I had a blast racing around Columbia’s campus during this scavenger hunt. Even though a lot of us went to Columbia as undergrads, we learned new facts about the school and the surrounding neighborhood. The clues made us think but weren’t too difficult to figure out—and the photo challenges added extra fun to the hunt. A fantastic way to celebrate my birthday!”

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