Scavenger Hunts at The Tennessee State Museum

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The Tennessee Time Travel Scavenger Hunt

A weather-proof adventure in Nashville!

What’s the best way to hurtle through the decades at Nashville’s Tennessee State Museum? On a team-building scavenger hunt, of course! You’ll time travel through more than 200 years in 90 minutes, as your group goes in search of answers to tricky, humorous questions that bring out the best in the museum. Heck, the museum’s galleries are literally arranged around what the history museum calls a “Time Tunnel.” So strap on your goggles and set the dial to 1600…

We’ve scanned the galleries and scoured the display cases to find the most fascinating objects, the most jaw-dropping facts, and the most rib-tickling tales the history museum has to offer. All you need for the game is sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and good teamwork. You don’t even need to know the difference between Davey Crockett and Dolly Parton—but by the end of the game, you’ll be delighted by how interesting the history of Nashville and Tennessee can be.

More than that, our questions bring out the talents and skills of everyone on your team. There are also Team Photo Challenges to spur your creativity and create memorable images to share at the finish line. You’ll be amazed at how even the curmudgeons transform into enthusiasts by the finish line.

Highlights on the Nashville scavenger hunt include…

  • A weerdly werded messij carvd by Daniel Boone
  • A First Lady’s unprecedented musical request to the Marines
  • A potent Prohibition whiskey “for medicinal use only”
  • A luck charm owned by a former Rabbit Foot Minstrel and “The World’s Oldest Teenager”
  • A Civil War soldier’s ruse to lick others at lice races

Admission to the Tennessee State Museum is free, and of course it’s impervious to heat, humidity, rain, or snow. You can keep cool while the competition heats up.

Find out why Watson Adventures has been the leader in museum team-building activities since 1999. Contact us to learn more—and find more fun in Nashville!

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Escape the Tennessee State Museum Scavenger Hunt

See the new Tennessee State Museum museum in a new way!

You’ll have the time of your life as you try to save your life on this team game that’s part scavenger hunt, part escape-room game, inside the reincarnated Tennessee State Museum on the Bicentennial Mall.  

Here’s the plot: you’ve been poisoned! An evil genius hides in your midst and has secretly dosed you with a toxin that will finish you off in one hour—unless you can solve his or her crafty puzzles involving objects in the museum. Crack the code, open a cryptex, get the antidote, and save your life…or, um, not. Think your team has what it takes to survive and expose the villain?

To succeed, you’ll need to seek out the most amazing and amusing objects in the museum’s wide-ranging collection. You’ll romp through state history in the Tennessee Time Tunnel, marvel at rooms that re-create life in the 19th century, experience the woes of the common soldier in the Civil War, mingle with remarkable people in the Interactive Theater, and much more. It’s as if the coolest stuff in the state’s attic has been unpacked and put on colorful display—waiting for you to uncover the secrets and, if you’re clever, stop that evil villain.

The Tennessee State Museum museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, which makes it a perfect venue for some after-work, team-building fun with your colleagues.

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The Murder Mystery Mayhem at the History Museum Scavenger Hunt

Uh-oh! A killer lurks among you…

…and they’re about to interrupt an otherwise normal team-building outing to your favorite history museum. Someone in your group—possibly on your own team—is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde, and they’re plotting to make you history.

Fortunately, this game gives you a fighting a chance to prevent your own murder. Everyone in your group has been secretly poisoned, and the clock is ticking down on your time left to live. To save yourselves and get the antidote, all you have to do is complete various fun challenges and reveal the killer’s identity.

The killer has hidden their identity in a scavenger hunt at the history museum. Your team will solve a series of interlocking puzzles, decipher coded messages, and meet the conditions of creative, collaborative photo prompts.

Along the way, your team might…

  • Act your age with age-old artifacts.
  • Put your patriotism on display for all to see.
  • Interrogate sculptures and statues for clues.
  • Gape in wonderment at outdated technology.
  • Tackle a trivia quiz about famous murder mysteries.
  • Identify murderous movies and snippets of killer songs.

If your group loves escape-room games, they’ll love this history museum scavenger hunt. The game will also help you entertain a diverse group of people while boosting morale and teamwork. It’s perfect for a private party or a corporate team-building outing of any size.

A Kids Edition is also available, in which kids age 7 and up work with adults. It’s a great activity for a school field trip, birthday party, and more.

Contact us to learn more about the Murder Mystery Mayhem Scavenger Hunts—and find more fun!

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