Scavenger Hunts at The Philadelphia Zoo

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The Wild Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

Fun, fast-paced…and often furry

Explore the wackiest and most fascinating creatures at the Philadelphia Zoo by following a trail of clues and answering tricky, humorous questions. Highlights include the Big Cat Falls, the Rare Animal Conservation Center, Bear Country, the Primate Reserve, and the African Plains, and many a monkey more.

This zoo is just the right size for a great hunt. This whirlwind tour hits most of the exhibits and highlights—from the tiniest ants to the greatest apes. And you don’t need to know anything about animals or the zoo to triumph. You don’t even need to know an asp from an emu. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes.

You might search for answers to such questions as…

  • Why might you think that the tigers here like “finger food”? Answer: They eat knucklebones, according to a sign.
  • Visit the Carnivore Kingdom. If you kissed an aardwolf, why would the smooch last a long time? Answer: Its tongue is sticky.
  • Near a bar-headed goose, who, thanks to a typo, must be the tallest man in the world? Answer: “Mr. Everest,” on a sign that probably meant to abbreviate Mount Everest.

Designed to spur team bonding and lots of laughter, this scavenger hunt is perfect for all sorts of group events—from corporate retreats to social-club outings. When it debuted in 2002, it drew raves from a Fortune 500 firm that offered it to employees and clients.

A special edition for kids

With the Kids Edition, youngsters age 7 and up can also get in on the fun with a version designed to get them collaborating with adults. Recommended by, the game is great for school field trips, camp outings, birthday parties—you name it.

Contact us to learn more—and find more fun in Philadelphia!

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The Murder Mystery Mayhem at the Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Beware: there’s a killer behind that panda…

Your perfectly delightful team-building outing to the zoo is about to be spoiled: someone in your group is plotting to feed you to the lions, or have you hugged by a cobra, or perhaps sat on by a hippo. Because this person—possibly on your own team—is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde.

This person now challenges you to prevent your own murder. Everyone in your group was fed a deadly venom with your lunch, 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 reveal the killer’s identity.

Easy, right? Not so fast: the killer has hidden their identity in a series of puzzles that are part of a scavenger hunt at the zoo. Your team must solve a series of interlocking puzzles, decipher coded messages, and meet the conditions of tricky photo challenges around the zoo.

Along the way, your team might…

  • Play monkey see, monkey do with a monkey.
  • Blend in with an animal known for camouflage.
  • Tackle a trivia quiz about famous murder mysteries.
  • Identify snippets of songs that feature animals.
  • Twist, and maybe shout, with snakes.

If your group loves escape-room games, they’ll love this zoo scavenger hunt. The game will also help you solve the mystery of how to 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, a birthday party, a family reunion, you name it.

What delighted clients are saying

“Everyone had a great time at the hunt! We are all still talking about it.” —an electrical engineer whose group played the game at the Houston Zoo

“A HUGE THANK YOU. Everyone had a BLAST and your hosts were FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for another great event!!” —an office coordinator in Los Angeles

“We had an amazing time and will be in touch for the next hunt we’d like to do in the near future! Tokia [the hunt host] was amazing, and we’d love to work with her again!!!” —an organizer for a group in Washington, DC

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The hunt’s afoot! Contact us to learn more—and find more team-building fun at the zoo!

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