Scavenger Hunts at the Museum of Science in Boston

Scavenger Hunts at The Museum of Science, Boston

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The Mad Science Scavenger Hunt

See the surreal side of science…

…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, a nightmare chair, and hot chicks (in an incubator, of course).

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


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  • adults
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The Murder at the Science Museum Scavenger Hunt

A serial killer—or a Freemason curse?

Museum of Science staffers are turning up dead—and they were all involved in the recent discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This “infernal machine” has a murky past: Freemasons supposedly used it as part of a secret ritual. Were the deaths caused by the invention, or are they part of the fabled curse of the Freemasons? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will work together to uncover the museum’s secrets and crack a code to solve the mystery and stop the killings.


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  • kids
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The Mad Science Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Discover science’s silly side…

…on this kid-friendly version of our popular adult hunt. While searching for answers to fun, funny questions, your team will uncover the secrets of amazing interactive exhibits, a life-size tyrannosaurus, a sneaky snake, hidden messages, an electrified jumping disk, optical illusions, sunken treasure, a musical zebra in a hunter’s trophy room, a book by a cat, live animals, and a nightmare chair, to name just a few of the highlights.

This is a great game for kids and adults to enjoy together, whether as a family outing, a school field trip, a birthday celebration—you name it. You’ll all be equally engaged as you pull together as a team and make memories you’ll never forget.


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