Group Activities Seattle

The Market Mania
Scavenger Hunt
At Pike Place Market

  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • indoor

The Market Mania Scavenger Hunt at Pike Place Market

Amazing adventures and eats for everyone!

If you’ve been to Pike Place Market, we don’t need to tell you that it’s a great setting for a scavenger hunt. This venue has a dizzying array of offerings: Olympia oysters, flying fish, hot doughnuts, beaming sunflowers, Rainier cherries, Walla Walla onions, exotic cheeses, live musicians, dramatic views, and eclectic, eccentric stores. But even if you think you know the market, you’ll be surprised at all the places and sights you’ve never noticed when your team follows a trail of clues in search of answers to tricky, humorous questions.

Highlights of the hunt include a magic shop, a duck butt with a message, celebrity autographs, a Sleepless in Seattle location, curds (but not whey), Rachel the Pig’s less fortunate cousin, and actual frankincense and myrrh.

You might tackle such questions as…

  • Find three stages of life. The wise guy who sees this apparently wasn’t good at predicting his own future happiness. How many times did he presumably experience the middle of those three stages? Answer: “Alexander, the Man Who Knows” married nine times, according to a sign below a giant poster that shows scenes of infancy, marriage, and death.
  • In a store filled with odd antiques, what is the gypsy’s first prediction for you, and nearby, how old is the ugly creature that might stalk Little Red Diving Hood? Answer: Your lucky color, dispensed by a gypsy fortune-teller—and the wolf fish is 70 years old.

Keep in mind that we haven’t included directions or additional clues in these questions that help guide you to the right spot to uncover the answers. To triumph on this hunt, you just need to keep your eyes open, use your wits, and work with your team.

Find out why several groups from Microsoft have raved about this hunt. A Kids Edition is also available for ages 7 and up, in which adults and children work together to explore the market and answer the fun, funny questions.

If you think you might work up an appetite on this Seattle scavenger hunt, consider the Munch Around the Market Edition: your team’s challenges include choosing snacks to snag and tidbits to bite along the way.

What delighted clients are saying

“Amazing! Our group had so much fun searching for clues and ‘competing’ against each other. What a well-planned and thought-out scavenger hunt! Highly recommend for a fun group activity!” –Jennifer Gloeckner, Assistant Asset Manager, Healthcare Realty

“Our team had the best time. We had dinner afterward and everyone regaled me with their adventures on the hunt. Thank you.” —the leader of a group from a consulting firm

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