The Peabody Essex Escapades Scavenger Hunt

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The Peabody Essex Escapades Scavenger Hunt

Discover a treasure chest from voyages around the globe

For a salty taste of the 19th-century sailor’s life on the high seas—and the kind of booty brought back from distant lands—you’ll want to get shanghaied for this surprising scavenger hunt inside the Peabody Essex Museum.

Your team will go in search of art and artifacts featuring harpooned whales, shipwrecks, the luxurious cabin known as Cleopatra’s Barge, drunken sailors carousing, nutty Japanese netsuke, a mysterious hand beneath a fashionable gown, a castaway’s unusual calendar, the first penguin ever seen in North America, and more.

You don’t need to know anything about the varied, impressive galleries to win at this seafaring adventure. The only tools you’ll need are sharp eyes and comfy shoes.

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