Scavenger Hunts in Brooklyn

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The Skyline at Sunset Scavenger Hunt in Brooklyn Heights

Discover New York City’s most charming neighborhood…

…with the most spectacular views of the New York City skyline anywhere. As your team explores the 19th-century streets on this hunt, you’ll discover movie locations, famous writers’ homes, a baseball landmark, Underground Railroad stops, and a Revolutionary battleground, to name a few of the highlights.

You’ll discover places associated with…

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Mark Twain
  • Baseball path-breaker Jackie Robinson
  • George Washington
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s author Truman Capote
  • Cher, in Moonstruck
  • Authors Thomas Wolfe, Henry Miller, and Norman Mailer
  • Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner, in Prizzi’s Honor
  • Walt Whitman
  • And some very unusual gargoyles

The game climaxes on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with a breathtaking 180-degree view of the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the harbor. Even Lady Liberty makes a cameo.

When is a sunset not at sunset?

When you say the word. While sunset is, indeed, a great time to do this hunt, you can book it for any other time as well. 

A Kids Edition is also available for school field trips or any other occasion where you want kids and adults to collaborate on a laugh-filled, time-traveling adventure.

Contact us to learn more about this surprising Brooklyn Heights game for teams—and find more fun in NYC!

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The Dumbo Dash Scavenger Hunt

Wander Brooklyn’s waterfront streets and parks…

…on a scavenger hunt that reveals the best of the neighborhood Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass—DUMBO, for short. On this team-building scavenger hunt, you’ll search for answers to tricky, humorous questions as you explore the brand-new Brooklyn Bridge Park, under and around the famous bridge and along the shore of the East River. Spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline serve as the backdrop to green lawns and winding paths studded with crazy sculptures and a sparkling carousel. To the east, you’ll chart a course around the dramatic 19th-century buildings from the days when this area was a bustling industrial waterfront.

Your team might search for…

  • A spectacularly restored classic carousel
  • Historic warehouses and old factories set to creative new uses
  • Fun new boutiques and outdoor cafés
  • Railroad tracks embedded in cobblestone streets
  • Fading ads for old companies painted onto brick facades
  • Wild street art in unexpected places
  • A history of the waterfront set in bronze beneath your feet
  • A surprising tribute to Walt Whitman, who worked at a location on the hunt
  • An amazing view you’ll recognize from countless movies
  • Signs marking the spot of George Washington’s harrowing escape from British forces
  • A great place to stop for ice cream…and much more!

No knowledge of the area or its history is necessary to excel on this hunt. You just need to keep your eyes open, use your wits, and work with your team.

What players are saying about the Dumbo scavenger hunt

A 5-star review on Yelp: “Watson Adventures did an amazing job with a fantastic and engaging team building event for our corporate event in Brooklyn! We reached out very last minute and the team at Watson were able to accommodate us, communication with the team was efficient and support on the day was really great. Everyone remarked about how much fun it was to explore the Brooklyn area via the scavenger hunt. Highly recommend and would use them again for future events! Thank you!”

Contact us to learn more about our Dumbo scavenger hunts—and find more team-building fun in Brooklyn!

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The Coney Island Capers Scavenger Hunt

Team-building on the boardwalk

Enjoy a unique experience at the boardwalk and beaches of Brooklyn’s Coney Island. Get creative to complete unusual photo challenges, get resourceful to collect or create interesting objects, and get crafty to crack a mystery message with your Hunt Host. Along the way, you’ll see the famous sights of Coney Island: the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel, Luna Park, the Wavewall, and more.

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The Brooklyn Museum Blitz Scavenger Hunt

Meet New York’s most underrated museum

Currently the Brooklyn Museum is not accepting group reservations. Join us instead for scavenger hunts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

Explore five—count ’em, five—floors of fun, with outstanding collections of art from Egypt, Africa, and the Hudson River School, plus rooms and entire houses that let you step into 19th-century America. You’ll encounter an African Elephant Man, Rodin masterpieces, an image of Niagara Falls so realistic you might feel the spray, Rockefeller’s Moroccan parlor, a cat mummy, the Rocky Mountains, a Zambian cross-dresser, and Noah’s Ark, to name just a few of the surprising sights.

You don’t need to know anything about art or the museum to excel at this team-building game—you just need eagle eyes and comfy kicks.

Getting there is a snap: by car or cab, it’s a straight shot from the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and there’s a parking lot behind the museum. By subway, the 2 and 3 trains stop in front of the museum’s doors.

How good is this hunt?

The Brooklyn Museum itself has hired Watson Adventures to stage hunts for its members four times, including for two of its annual black-tie galas.

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The Bonkers at the Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Five floors of fantastic fun!

Currently the Brooklyn Museum is not accepting group reservations. Join us instead for scavenger hunts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

Kids and adults team up to answer humorous questions about what they find as they take a wild tour of Egypt, Africa, Europe, Asia, and America in the museum’s halls. Special guest appearances made by: a mummy, Garfield’s ancient ancestor, a pitcher full of Niagara Falls, a woman dancing with a lion, a monster palace, and a dragon-headed turtle. You’re in for a treat!

This hunt is a perfect field-trip activity that gives adults a great way to interact with kids and show them how interesting an art museum can be. It’s suitable for ages 7 and up, and each team must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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The Women of the Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt

An empowering new adventure

The Brooklyn Museum is currently not accepting group reservations.

On this scavenger hunt you’ll meet the women of the Brooklyn Museum: art of women, art by women, and the stories behind them. Follow a trail of tricky clues and answer fun questions about this world-class collection of art, and get to know the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe, the Peale sisters, an Egyptian princess, a Roman goddess, and much more.

The hunt also features the museum’s Herstory Gallery, a rotating exhibition of feminist art. Here you’ll get up close and extremely personal with Judy Chicago’s famed feminist masterpiece, The Dinner Party, and the 1,083 women her piece honors.

Join this empowering, intriguing tour of women art and artists in one of New York’s greatest museums.

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