Scavenger Hunts at the American Museum of Natural History

Scavenger Hunts at The American Museum of Natural History

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The Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt

“You won’t want to miss this adventure.” –Time Out New York

Go on an expedition across centuries, civilizations, and solar systems so surreal that you’ll think of this Upper West Side gem as the Museum of Unnatural History. You’ll find out why a T. rex can’t stand up, attend an Amazonian beer bash, discover New York’s largest rodent (no, it’s not your landlord), see the crappiest gift a president ever gave the museum, and more.

Not a scientist? No worries! No previous knowledge is needed. This humor-filled game has been recommended by the New York Times and Newsday, among other media outlets.

More team-building fun on a Museum of Natural History scavenger hunt

On hunts for private groups, if you’re looking for an activity that makes many teams pull together, try the special Mixed Alliances Edition. Teams of three players will take turns collaborating with two or three other teams. They are competing against each other—but they must cooperate to win. Each player will interact with up to 11 other players during the hunt.


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The Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt

Can you figure out who did it?

Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings.

While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the American Museum of Natural History. From the giant blue whale on the lower level to the T. rex on the top floor, anything could be a clue…and everything is a suspect.

Are your sleuthing skills up to snuff? We strongly recommend at least three players per team.


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The Naked and the Damned Scavenger Hunt

See natural history as an R-rated action movie

Mother Nature takes the gloves off—and some Homo sapiens respond by taking off everything else—on this unusual quest through the American Museum of Natural History. The dangerous and the sensuous compete for your attention as humorous questions lead your team to startling exhibits that often go overlooked.

Highlights include actual shrunken heads, X-rated Aztecs, venomous liquor, killer earthquakes, an authentic headhunter’s ax, a shocking burial site, a sexy jungle girl, and a collector of foreskins. This definitely isn’t your G-rated elementary-school field trip.