Group Activities in Washington, D.C.

The Murder at
the National Gallery
Scavenger Hunt

  • public
  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The Murder at the National Gallery Scavenger Hunt

Do you have what it takes to solve a murder?

You’re about to find out. A curator at the National Gallery of Art has been murdered, and he left behind a trail of cryptic clues connected with secrets in the museum’s masterpieces. Gather answers about the art with your team and you’ll begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge, and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned purchase of a long-lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and it’s up to you to discover what it was that drove one of four suspects to commit murder.

You don’t need to know anything about the museum or its art to triumph: all you need is a sharp mind and comfy shoes.

What happy hunters are saying

“I did a Watson Adventures private murder mystery at the National Gallery of Art for my birthday…all I can say is it was fantastic! All of my friends were so into it and had a wonderful time….Even though it was two hours, time went by quickly, it was so interesting and took us to rooms of the museum that I had never been to before. You needed no prior art or museum knowledge. Everyone from Watson was so helpful, and Sharlette did a wonderful job leading our group—she was personable, bubbly and made it that much more fun! It was exactly what I wanted and I loved everything about it..except being on a losing team!” —a five-star review on Yelp

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