Boston Team-Building Scavenger Hunt

The MFA Madness
Art Museum
Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The MFA Madness Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

It’s more like the Museum of Fun Arts…

…when you go on this eye-popping, jaw-dropping tour across the centuries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. With your team, you’ll discover startling aspects of objects and art from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Japan, China, India, Paris, and all periods of American history. Your challenge: answer tricky questions about what you find. To triumph, you just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and great teamwork.

An unusual art museum scavenger hunt

Don’t know much about art? No worries! Instead, your team will be challenged to find out such things as…

  • Why King Kong would take up smoking
  • What ghoulish ingredient a lady keeps in a flowerpot
  • Why a naked goddess isn’t actually naked
  • And much more

You’ll search for answers to such questions as…

  • Why does a guy deliberately get heart burn on his wedding night? Answer: In the painting ‘Wedding night of Tobias and Sarah,’ the groom burns a heart and a liver to ward off demons. It was a different time…
  • What does a wiry artist turn a spiral into? Answer: Cow dung, near Alexander Calder’s “Cow.”
  • Why would a boy’s mummy suggest that he put on gold lipstick? Answer: To ensure speech in the afterlife, as explained near a portrait of a mummy youth.

The museum is open until 10 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, which allows for a great after-work team-building activity for corporate groups. But you don’t have to work at a company to join the fun: this game is great for birthday parties, social groups, college groups, you name it.

Add more team-building fun

Want your group to interact more? Try the Mixed Alliances Edition, in which each team must meet and collaborate with three other teams as the game unfolds. Each individual will interact with at least 11 other game participants. What will you do when your opponent must become your ally?

What people are saying about the MFA scavenger hunts

A 5-star review on Google: “Our group of 22 did the Scavenger Hunt at the MFA as a holiday gathering and everyone had a blast! It is very well organized, and has enough for each person on each team to contribute in some way and really lends to a great team building event sparking a great sense of competition as well as teamwork. Highly recommend!”

A 5-star review on Yelp: “Did the tour at the MFA with a business networking group. Broke into groups of 5-6. Answered questions like: Why does the boy mummy wear gold lipstick? Very clever clues, not too easy, not too hard. My team won and we received medals. Very fun unique event.”

“Let me just say WOW! That was such a great event. Everyone said such wonderful things about the experience. I thought the day went super smoothly with the help of Katie and Jada and I would love to work with Watson Adventures again.”

Delighted clients who have tackled this team-building extravaganza include Dunkin’ Brands, Procter & Gamble, Oracle, Converse, Liberty Mutual, Novartis, and LinkedIn, to name just a few.

Contact us to learn more about the team-building scavenger hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts—and find more fun in Boston!

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