Scavenger Hunts at The Woodland Park Zoo

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The Wild Wildlife Scavenger Hunt at the Woodland Park Zoo

Revealed: amazing animals and their startling secrets!

We’ve staged a lot of hunts at zoos around the country, but this one, just 10 minutes from downtown Seattle, might be our favorite. On teams, you’ll set out on a whirlwind safari to see the best of the Woodland Park Zoo and all its critters. You’ll follow a trail of clues among a menagerie of exotic animals and answer fun, funny questions about what you find.

On your quest for creatures wild, wacky, and wonderful, you might…

  • Go nose-to-nose with gorillas in your midst
  • Stare down an enormous brown bear
  • Hang with bats
  • Spot an elephant in a tiny temple
  • Talk to sheep in Japanese
  • Find out what an orangutan’s kiss is like

Plus, you’ll discover the fatal ingredient in a Komodo dragon bite, do some wordplay with a bald eagle, decipher presidential clues, and much more. But you don’t need to know anything about the zoo or zoology to play: you just need to use your wits and collaborate with your teammates.

While on this searchin’ safari, you’ll also be on the lookout for opportunities to take unusual, creative Team Photos.

See for yourself why groups from such companies as Microsoft, Facebook, Seattle Genetics, and Capital One have raved about their adventures on this hunt. A Seattle client that enjoyed this hunt for a team offsite posted this review on Google: “The clues were well thought-out—tough, yet achievable, the app was user friendly, and the overall experience was a lot of fun. …Great feedback from my fellow coworkers as well. Event coordination was great on the back-end, too.”

The Kids Editionfor ages 7 and up, is an ideal activity for school field trips, camp outings, and birthday parties.

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


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The Murder at the Woodland Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Egads! The Watson Adventures staffer who was going to host your hunt today was found dead at the zoo. He managed to draw a star on the ground with his own blood before he died, and the police think the scavenger hunt he created for your group might contain other clues about his demise.

As you answer questions similar to the ones in our Wild Wildlife Scavenger Hunt at the zoo, you’ll also be piecing together the details of a tale of international intrigue. Can you crack the case before time runs out?


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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

PLUS check out Watson Adventures on Google to see hundreds of 5-star reviews from delighted clients!

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


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