Group Activities in Cleveland The Cleveland Museum of Art

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The Art Museum Madness Scavenger Hunt

Uncover the Cleveland Museum of Art’s most startling secrets…

…on a hilarious, history-packed tour that will get your group to bond, laugh, and have more fun in a museum than you ever thought possible. You’ll see the best of the museum by following clues through the galleries and collaborating with your team to answer tricky, humorous questions about the surprises in works ranging from ancient Greece to modern America. But you don’t need to know anything about art or the museum to win: you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes.

Your team might tackle such questions as…

• In galleries of art from the Americas, find a well-fed pet that might have said, “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!” He was very good at obeying the command to “stay!” for centuries. For the living, what did he serve as? Answer: A sculpture of a dog from a tomb represented a source of food. Man’ best friend indeed!

• Walk like an Egyptian and find a box that would let you call a mummy “four eyes.” Talk about a tomb with a view: What does the magical pair help him view each day? Answer: An ancient coffin has eyes painted on the outside so the mummy of Senbi could see the rising son.

• Find an animal that might be thinking, “I just gotta get this monkey off my back…” What factory put him in this predicament? Answer: A perplexed pooch with a monkey on his back was made by the Mennecy Porcelain Factory.

You might also seek answers to quirky questions about actual scratches from someone who attacked evil in a painting;  a gilded container for an apostle’s arm; an 18th-century man who seems to invented 3D glasses; a Rodin sculpture that caused a scandal; a scheming monkey that dupes a hungry cat; and more.

Those are just a few of the unusual highlights on this adventure across centuries and continents. Contact us to learn more—and find more fun in Cleveland!

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The Murder at the Cleveland Museum of Art Scavenger Hunt

Solve a deadly game of cat, mouse, and museum

If you’re looking for more than just tricky questions to solve, have we got a game for you. On this unusual whodunit, you’ll have to figure out who killed a Watson Adventures staffer at the Cleveland Museum of Art—and why. As you unravel the secrets of his life and death, including the meaning behind his macabre last message that was written in blood, you’ll start to piece together a tale of international intrigue and treachery. Solve the puzzles, catch the killer, and save the world from impending doom!

Along the way, you’ll also get a great tour of the museum’s many treasures, where surprising details turn out to be part of a cryptic code. No knowledge of the museum or its art is necessary to play or to win. You just need to keep your eyes open and work well with your team.

Please note that our independent tours are not offered by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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