Scavenger Hunts at The Air and Space Museum:
Udvar-Hazy Center

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The Air & Space Race Scavenger Hunt

You don’t need to be an aviator to go plane crazy…

…but you might want to get your pilot’s license after this sky-high adventure at the Virginia branch of the National Air and Space Museum. On teams, you’ll explore the museum’s two giant hangars and answer tricky, humorous questions about the collection’s 200-plus planes, helicopters, gliders, and space vehicles. Even if you aren’t an aviation fan, you probably will be by the end of this hunt—and regardless, you’ll certainly discover plenty of objects to amuse and fascinate you.

Highlights include a full-size Concorde and space shuttle, a Boeing 707, a scary-cool Blackbird jet (like something out of a Batman movie), and the Enola Gay, which dropped the first A-bomb on Hiroshima.

You might also discover…

  • An airman’s wacky “party suit”
  • The original spaceship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Kitschy Lindbergh and space-age memorabilia
  • A true-to-life scene of peasants attacking a balloon (they thought it was a monster)
  • An ingenious CIA transmitter designed to resemble dog poop

And much, much more. A Murder Mystery Edition is also available, which adds a story of international intrigue to your quest for clues.

If you’re thinking that kids would love this hunt on a field trip, you’d be right! The Kids Edition, for ages 7 and up, gets children and adults to join forces to answer the entertaining questions.  

One of our most popular scavenger hunts in Virginia

The Udvar-Hazy Center makes a great alternative to the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., which is currently undergoing major renovations. The hunt is particular popular for team building with companies in northern Virginia: our delighted clients include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gruman, Volkswagen, Outback Steakhouse, Carfax, and Siemens, to name just a few. So head to Chantilly and strap in for fun!

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The Murder at the Air & Space Museum Scavenger Hunt

Your flight has been delayed—due to murder!

Bad news: there’s a problem with the young man who was going to lead your team-building scavenger at the Udvar-Hazy branch of the Air & Space Museum. Not to put too find a point on it, but, um, he’s dead. A victim of foul play. And we need your help to catch him.

David, your would-be host, created a scavenger hunt in the museum for your group. The best thing you can do to help the police is to do David’s hunt. It seems that his tricky, amusing questions about the museum’s collection will help you decipher a cryptic “emergency message” that David apparently wrote in case he turned up dead.

Solve puzzles, save the world

Can your team of sleuths piece together David’s puzzle to reveal his killer—and possibly head off an international incident with catastrophic consequences? The fate of the free world may depend on your teamwork.

This scavenger hunt boosts morale and is great for team building near Washington DC. No knowledge of the museum or aviation is necessary: you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes.

If you’ve never been to the Udvar-Hazy Center, near Dulles Airport, you’ll be amazed at just how eye-popping and entertaining the exhibits are. Contact us to learn more—and find more mysterious fun in northern Virginia!

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