Scavenger Hunts in Grand Central Terminal

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The Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

Grand Central as you’ve never seen it, on an NYC scavenger hunt!

Discover the fascinating history, cool places, and surprising sights in the terminal. Highlights include mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, the last survivor of the Biltmore Hotel, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising historic photos in the Graybar Building, the bustling food court, hidden art, and more.

No previous knowledge of Grand Central is necessary to succeed: you just need a sharp mind and comfortable shoes.

Interact more: the Mixed Alliances Edition

If you’re seeking a team-building activity with increased interactions between participants, try the Mixed Alliances Edition, in which each team must meet and collaborate with three other teams as the game unfolds. Available on private group hunts only. Learn more.


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The Escape from Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

Congratulations: you’ve been poisoned!

That’s the bad news at the start of this team-building game. The good news (sort of) is that the evil genius who did this is challenging you to solve a series of puzzles to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. Sure, you can escape a room, but can you unlock the box and escape Grand Central with your life? 

You’ll follow the villain’s diabolical trail of clues that leads you to all parts of Grand Central Terminal. You’ll tackle devilishly tricky questions about what you find, interact with our staff to solve sneaky puzzles, and ultimately crack a code to unlock the box. Think your team is up for it?

New questions! More puzzles!

If you’ve done the Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt (which is more of a whirlwind walking tour), there’s good news: this escape-game version features all new questions! But be warned: this hunt is more challenging.


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The Murder in Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

Can you deduce whodunit?

A Watson Adventures staffer has been found dead in Grand Central Terminal, and we need your help to catch his killer. Before he died, he drew a star on the floor with his blood. What does this mean? It turns out that he lived a dangerous double life. Can your team of sleuths piece together the puzzle he left behind in time to head off an international incident with catastrophic consequences?

Along the way, you’ll see the best sights from our Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt—but in this game, surprising details turn out to be clues to a cryptic code. The fate of the free world may depend on your teamwork.


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The Munch Around Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

You can almost taste victory…

…on this team-building tour that combines the hidden history of this landmark terminal with samples of its many treats. On teams, you’ll follow a trail of clues to answer fun and funny questions about what you find. You’ll also discover that Grand Central has become a bit of a gourmet destination, and you’ll be challenged to stage “photo ops” to prove that you’ve indulged in the delectables along the way.

Highlights of the hunt might include…

  • The Grand Central Market, bustling and bursting with fresh food vendors
  • A view of the Oyster Bar and its magnificent tiled ceilings
  • Li-Lac Chocolates, where teams that make a purchase get a free treat
  • Magnolia Cupcakes, enjoyed by the ladies on Sex and the City
  • Mendy’s, a classic New York Jewish deli with a famous tie to Seinfeld
  • Murray’s Cheese, New York’s premier provider of amazing and exotic cheeses
  • The new Great Northern Food Hall, featuring Nordic foods in a stunning setting 
  • Jacques Torres Ice Cream, with its colorful and enticing array of flavors
  • Financier Patisserie, with delicate French pastries
  • …and the proverbial “so much more”

Time to take your buds, and your taste buds, on a tantalizing tour! There’s no better way to bring people together, get them relaxed, and have fun than by sharing an adventure with great food. 


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The Grand Central Scramble Scavenger Hunt for Families

Uncover the secrets of America’s most amazing train station!

Kids and adults work together to learn the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, count creepy critters trying to invade a “ship,” and more.

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Each team must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Who’s raving about this hunt?

New York Magazine, the New York TimesTime Out New York KidsNew York Family, GoCityKids.com, and MommyPoppins.com, to name a few.

Teachers, principals, and other educators also love this hunt

“I have to say that we had such a fantastic time doing the Grand Central Scramble Scavenger Hunt. We loved enjoying this with our students and seeing them using critical thinking skills to find the answers. Thank you for all your hard work!” –Jenelle Hamer, Glen Ridge High School Special Educator


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The Escape from Grand Central Scavenger Hunt for Kids

You’ve been poisoned!

That’s actually good news (sort of), since the evil genius who did this is challenging you to solve a series of puzzles to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. Sure, you can escape a room, but can you unlock the box and escape Grand Central with your life? 

Kids and adults work together on teams to follow the villain’s trail of diabolical clues, leading you to explore all kinds of amazing places in Grand Central Terminal. You’ll have to answer tricky, fun questions about what you find, interact with our staff to tackle sneaky puzzles, and ultimately crack a code to save your team. Are you ready for a challenge?

This game is suitable for ages 10 and up, with at least one adult per team required.


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