Scavenger Hunt in Boston

The Twisted Science
Scavenger Hunt
at the Museum of Science

  • public
  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The Twisted Science Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Science, Boston

See the surreal side of a science museum

…on a whirlwind tour of the Museum of Science that reveals eye-popping interactive exhibits, ingenious beasts, delightful dioramas, eccentric inventors, and marvelous machines. On this team-building adventure, you’ll follow clues and answer slightly crazy questions about what you discover. Highlights include a life-size T. rex, a pharaoh with a fan club, a clanging kinetic tower, optical illusions, a mad scientist’s lab, a fascinating/horrifying trophy room, and a nightmare chair.

No MIT degree is required—in fact, it could be a hindrance. You just need inquiring minds, good teamwork, and a sense of humor.

Your team will tackle such questions as…

  • What two dinosaurs could pose for an extreme diet plan’s “before” and “after” photos? Answer: Campsognathus and triceratops, seen as they’d look in life and as skeletons.
  • In the Natural Mysteries gallery, Wilson’s ironic lesson might be that you’re always hurt by the ones you love. Why would he think that? Answer: Wilson A. Bentley, a photographer of snowflakes, died from walking in the snow.
  • In the Transportation exhibit, find a red machine that a dolt might think can help de-wrinkle clothes or make a cappuccino. Thanks to this, at what speed did Marriott almost check out? Answer: Astonishingly, Fred Marriott survived a 190 mph crash in a Stanley Steamer.

Please note that we haven’t included here the directions and other clues that lead you to the answers.


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?

An acclaimed museum scavenger hunt in Boston

Since its debut in 2005, this hunt has provided a surprising, fun team-building activity for groups from more than 100 companies. Delighted clients include Procter & Gamble, the United States Air Force, AstraZeneca, Boston University, and Dell, to name just a few.

A 5-star review on Google: “Extremely fun team building exercise! Would definitely do it again and would recommend!!”

“We had a fabulous time!!  Thank you again—and Schanaya [the hunt host] was wonderful. 😊 We really enjoyed how the hunt brought us to many parts of the museum, and the added photo opportunities and bonus questions for bonus points.  I will definitely recommend to others. If there are any other team building events at the museum that you would recommend, we would love to hear!” —a group of engineers and marketing professionals

“We had a wonderful afternoon with Avery [the hunt host]—and I say that not just because I was on the winning team—but because it was true! Our team enjoyed the adventure very much and I will propose that the remainder of our team think about this option for their next meeting. Thank you again.” —an executive assistant in a marketing company

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