Explore Museums All over the Country—at Home!
Round up your teammates for an online adventure that challenges you to explore museum websites in search of the craziest, zaniest, secret-and-surprise-stuffed-fulliest (is that a word?) works of art you’ve ever seen outside of your dreams. Once you follow the clues and find the masterpieces, you’ll be challenged to answer a tricky, humorous question about what you see.
No knowledge of art or any museum is required: you just need sharp eyes, sharp wits, sharp teammates, and sharp pencils. Wait: sharp pencils not required, because you’ll be reading the clues and answering the questions in our spiffy app, bursting with links and hints and sound effects and other fun stuff.
Virtual scavenger hunt highlights include…
- Sue the T-Rex at the Field Museum in Chicago
- A tour of the Texas State Aquarium with a sloth
- A bison stampede at the Milwaukee Public Museum
- The Space Shuttle Discovery at the Air & Space Museum
- Vintage arcade games at San Francisco’s Musée Méchanique
The game is suitable for ages 10 and up, and we recommend at least one adult per team. This virtual scavenger hunt is a great way to connect with kids with friends or classmates. Contact to learn more about a private game for your group!
Fun for Kids and Adults Together
Oh no! A famous art expert is missing, and an anonymous person claiming to have killed the expert is daring you to stop him—or her! This diabolical person has created a virtual museum scavenger hunt for kids involving art in famous museums, and has hidden in the game clues that reveal where the crime took place, what weapon was used, and the name of the killer. Can your team of detectives beat the killer at his or her own game?
You’ll play the killer’s game by visiting museum websites, finding works of art, and answering tricky questions. Close-up details of the art will provide visual clues to help you zero in on the masterpieces you need to examine. No previous knowledge of art or any museum is required.
To play, all you need is a desktop computer and our app that launches in any browser. You’ll connect with our Host and perhaps your teammates in other places by using a video conferencing platform that runs on your computer.
The game is suitable for ages 10 and up, and we recommend at least one adult per team. Think you have what it takes to bring a criminal to justice?
Take a virtual tour of New York City
Love to tour New York but can’t get out to see all the sights? Sit down in front of a computer and strap in for an online game that shows you the best of the city from the comfort of your home. On teams, you’ll gather with our Host on Zoom (or a similar platform) and use our browser-based app to answer unusual trivia questions that lead you to discover great websites of landmarks and museums and answer tricky questions about what you discover. You’ll see quirky art, find surprising objects, peer inside majestic rooms, and virtually wander through sites that reveal New York’s many treasures.
Stops on the journey include…
- Greenwich Village
- Central Park
- Grand Central Terminal
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Modern Art
- American Museum of Natural History
…plus an array of lesser-known but amazing places. All you need to win is good teamwork and a sense of humor.
This virtual NYC tour is a great team-building activity for groups of all sizes. You can use the game to introduce newcomers to the wonders of the city, or remind longtime New Yorkers of how great the city is and how much of it remains to be discovered.
The game is available to the general public on select weekends, and to private groups anytime. The Kids Edition is perfect for family gatherings and educators seeking online classroom games. The International Edition adapts the game for groups seeking ESL games.
Take a virtual tour of history museums
Go back in time on a virtual scavenger hunt for kids that features the websites of some of the most interesting historic houses, museums, and landmarks in America. On teams, students will meet with our Host on Zoom and use our browser-based app to follow a trail of clues in search of answers to tricky, fun questions.
Teams will need to walk through virtual galleries, turn around artifacts in 3D simulations, sit inside Amelia Earhart’s virtual cockpit, explore the rooms of a house on the Underground Railroad, roam around Teddy Roosevelt’s house, and much more. No previous knowledge is necessary, but players will discover great moments in history and historical figures, and come away with a hunger to learn more about them.
Stops on the journey include…
- The Wright Brothers plane at the North Carolina Museum of History
- A surprising statue of George Washington at the National Museum of American History
- Lincoln’s rocking chair at the Henry Ford Museum
- Vintage toys at the New-York Historical Society
- An immigrant family’s kitchen at the Tenement Museum
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton at the National Portrait Gallery
And those are just a few of the treasures and surprises in store. This game will reveal how the past is still present in surprising and fun ways.
Can your team master our tricky trivia?
Five rounds of fun in one hour will determine whether your team can pull together to become trivia masters. The questions in our virtual games for kids cover a range of topics, such as cartoon characters, snack foods, board games, famous places, songs, and surprising moments in history. You’ll be using our custom app—which can be used in any browser—so if you get stuck with a question, you’ll get a hint.
And to get you up out of your seat there’s a photo scavenger hunt round. That strange object on your bookshelf or funny t-shirt in your closet could help you achieve victory!
Our Game Host will lead your Zoom trivia game and send teams into breakout rooms for each round. The Host will check in with your team to make sure you’re on track. If you’re lucky or very persuasive, you might get a hint.
The game is for ages 10 and up. Groups can arrange private games for any time—for connecting families across the map, for school groups who can’t go on a field trip, for scouts and sports teams that can’t get outdoors, you name it!
Games for the general public are available on select weekends.
Jaw-dropping reactions and uproarious laughter are optional. Ready to play?
Need some good news?
Let’s not forget to look at all that’s right about the world and our history. This gratitude scavenger hunt combs the internet in search of the many people, places, and moments for which we can be grateful. It’s a virtual thanksgiving game you play on teams, so you’ll also come away with a better appreciation for your colleagues. You’ll follow clues to discover websites around the world that celebrate natural wonders and pioneering people who have given amazing gifts to us all in discoveries and inventions, music, food, art, education, humor, and a cornucopia of other areas of achievement.
You’ll be thankful about such things as…
- The wonders of the human heart, as you go through a giant one at the Franklin Institute
- The advances in everyday food, glorious food, as reflected through the mischievous eyes of Andy Warhol
- The amazing sculpting powers of water at the Iguazu Falls in South America
- Marvels of transportation, a Space Shuttle at the Air & Space Museum or fun model trains at Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry
- Miracles of nature such as chimpanzees and the species-saving arks that are zoos
- Heroes and pioneers such as Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, and Lin-Manuel Miranda
…and much more. There’s also a bonus challenge featuring Americans who lead by example in their work for charities and worthy causes. By the end of the game, you’ll certainly be thankful you played.
A Kids Edition and an International/ESL Edition are also available. Contact us to learn more.
A Virtual Global Adventure from Home!
Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t go around the world in 60 minutes! This unusual virtual adventure will send kids, on teams, in search of answers to fun questions that they find on websites for museums and historic landmarks around the world. Your group will meet with our host on this Zoom game for kids, learn the rules, then head into virtual breakout rooms where teams will use our browser-based app to follow clues, find websites, and enter answers. And wow, what websites have we found for you to discover!
Stops along the way include…
- A 360-degree view of the ancient streets of Pompeii, Italy
- A dash through caves in France in search of prehistoric paintings
- A creepy “mermaid” from Japan who now lives in London
- A swim with fish through a 19th-century shipwreck at the Great Barrier Reef
- A live panda cam in the Wolong Grove Panda Yard, China
And that’s just a taste of this traveler’s buffet. It’s the perfect Zoom game for kids—a virtual classroom activity that reveals the wonders of the world while fostering teamwork and cooperation. No previous knowledge is required: you just need nimble fingers, sharp wits, and great teamwork. Magic carpet sold separately. Groups can book a game any time. Or round up a group of friends and family for weekend games for the general public. Click below to start your virtual trek across the globe!
From Norway to Greece, Ireland to Russia…
Suss out Europe’s secrets and hunt for hidden wonders on a virtual team-building scavenger hunt that shows off the best of Europe. On teams, you’ll follow clues to explore amazing interactive websites and virtual European tours in search of answers to tricky questions about landmarks, artwork, natural wonders, famous historical events and figures, and much more.
You’ll meet with our Host in Zoom (or your favorite platform) and use our browser-based app as your guide. No previous knowledge is required: you just need sharp eyes and great teamwork.
- The Sistine Chapel and Pompeii in Italy
- A haunted ancient castle in Scotland
- Salvador Dali’s surreal museum in Spain
- Startling paintings by Van Gogh in the Netherlands
- A ramble around inside the ring of stones at Stonehenge in England
And those are just six of the 20 stops on this whirlwind virtual tour of Europe. Non-Europeans will have fun making new discoveries; Europeans will be newly amazed at the treasures in their own backyard that they might have missed and details they overlooked. Plus it’s a fun way to get together with friends and collaborate on an adventure.
An International Edition is available for people for whom English is a second language (ESL). The Kids Edition, for ages 10 and up, makes a great school activity.
Go pack your virtual bags, we’ll wait for you…
Uncover the secrets of an amazing university
You don’t need a degree in rocket surgery to tackle and master the tricky challenges on this online tour of the remarkable hidden life of Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). You’ll get insider access as you follow clues across many fascinating websites—some obscure, some almost lost to time—to explore the halls, tunnels, galleries, inventions, and remarkable achievements of the campus. Your quest: answers to questions about the surprises you find. This team game is played via Zoom (or your favorite conferencing platform) and using our browser-based app. No previous knowledge is required: all you need is sharp eyes, good teamwork, a decent computer, and a comfy chair.
Your MIT scavenger hunt includes…
- The greatest student hacks (or pranks) of all time, starring a giant R2D2 and a police car on a high perch
- The amazing Mini Cheetah four-legged robot, like something out of sci-fi
- Starchitect Frank Gehry’s Dr. Seussian masterpiece, the Stata Center
- The professor who cracked the secret to the perfect cup of coffee
- Playful murals in virtual Tunnel66 and IRL Borderline tunnel murals that spring to animated life
- Smoots! How could we not include the Smoot, one of MIT’s most famous contributions to Boston
You will be amazed at the outpouring of innovations, both scientific and artistic. A fun bonus challenge will reveal 20 of the most important inventions created by MIT graduates or faculty members. Oh, and then there’s the Pirate Certificate. And nanospinach! We could go on, but you should just play the game.
Our Host will meet you at the start via Zoom to set up your group with the rules and the app, check with teams along the way, and reveal the winners at the end. This game is a great way to introduce new students to the MIT campus, or do some team bonding with the faculty, or provide a nostalgia-inducing activity for alumni, or just dazzle anyone who lives Boston or a mind-expanding adventure.
See that red button below? Click it now to learn more. Or maybe it activates a robot somewhere deep in the bowels of Building 10. Honestly, we’re not sure. Good luck.
Go on a field trip to 12 museums!
Show your students the wonders of America’s science and technology museums as they also learn how to cooperate as a team on these whirlwind virtual STEM activities. Via Zoom or your preferred conferencing platform, players work together on teams to follow clues and answer tricky, fun questions about the museum websites they visit. No previous knowledge is required, but there’s plenty to learn along the way.
The emphasis on this game is on STEM, with questions that feature museums and exhibits involving science, technology, engineering, and math. And for good measure, we’ll throw in a great art museum or two to build up STEAM (so to speak). The game is designed to stimulate curiosity so that students are eager to learn more about what they discovered.
Virtual Museums visited include…
- The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia
- The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA
- The American Museum of Natural History in New York City
- The 3DXM Virtual Math Museum, online
- The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Our Host will meet with your group at the start to get the group going, and then drop in on teams during the game to check on their progress and to spring a fun bonus challenge. A photo scavenger hunt round will prompt participants to think creatively and apply principles of science and math to objects in their home.
What educators are saying about our virtual games
“This was AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, OUTSTANDING, honestly it blew my expectations out of the water. The kids had SO MUCH FUN. Big big kudos to your writers, and the hosts, oh my goodness! Truly incredible.”
—Lisa Frystak, Production Coordinator, Eastside Preparatory School
A Virtual Tour of Canada from Home!
Need a little zip in your company’s Zoom meetings? Need to stretch your legs, or your mind, a bit? Here’s a team-building game that will take you across Canada in 60 minutes! Just get your group on Zoom to meet with our Host and we’ll send you off to explore the nation’s best museums, cities, and other historic locations—all via amazing websites. Your challenge: follow our clues, find amazing objects, and answer tricky questions about them.
Virtual scavenger hunt highlights include…
- A virtual stroll through Old Québec
- A walk through the galleries of the Royal Ontario Museum
- An online invasion of Craigdarroch Castle in British Columbia
- An eye-popping peep at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
- A neck-cranking look at towering totem polls in the Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver
And that’s just a taste of this traveler’s banquet. Our app, which works in any browser, will deliver the clues, the links to great websites, and the tricky questions. No previous knowledge is required: you just need nimble fingers, sharp wits, and great teamwork.
The game is perfect for corporate team building, connecting colleagues who work from home or in separate cities. A Kids Edition is available, one of our many online classroom games. If you live in Canada, you’ll be surprised anew at the abundance of treasures in your country; if you don’t live there, this virtual tour of Canada may make you want to move there.
Are you prepared to Zoom with ghosts?
Kids and adults team up to explore real places that are said to be haunted, and you’ll learn the tales of the ghosts who linger there. You’ll meet our host on Zoom, then your team will go into a breakout room and use our browser-based app to follow a trail of clues across eerie websites, in search of answers to tricky questions. To play, you just need a computer, a team, sharp eyes, and maybe nerves of steel.
Along the way, your team will…
- Visit Philadelphia’s creepy Eastern Penitentiary and its bygone (or are they?) prisoners
- Discover the home of Mark Twain, who might still linger there
- Roam with ghosts outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theater
- Learn the chilling fates of victims of the Salem Witch Trials
- Sneak into the White House in search of the presidents whose ghosts have been spotted there
And those are just a few of the adventures and ghost stories your team will enjoy on this online scavenger hunt. It’s great for family fun or an unusual school activity that reveals famous people, unusual places, and unforgettable folklore.
The game is suitable for age 10 and up. Click below to get into the game…before it’s too late!
Better than banging a gardooka
If your holiday plans don’t include frolicking with friends like all the Whos down in Whoville (with their blumbloopas and tartookas), we’ve got the next best thing: a gathering on Zoom to sleigh ride across the internet. These virtual holiday scavenger hunts for kids take you to amazing websites in search of answers to fun, funny questions.
On teams you’ll meet our host on Zoom, then head into breakout rooms and use our desktop app to access our carefully collected and inspected array of amazing museums, holiday markets, panoramic photos of exotic places, and other eye-popping online wonders. Your mission: come up with answers to tricky, humorous questions about the cool stuff you find. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh.
- A virtual visit to Charles Dickens’ house in London in search of Scrooge
- A panoramic view of the actual, geographic North Pole
- Unusual toys from museums and shops around the world
- Festivals in such places as Budapest, Strasbourg, Krakow, and Santa Clause Village in Finland
Of course these are more than just online Christmas games: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and the Winter Solstice are also featured. But even if you’re allergic to tinsel you’ll have fun.
This is a great school activity, introducing students to places and traditions around the world. But it’s also a fun game to unite families and friends, such as on our weekend hunts for the general public. Just tap one of those Santa-coat-red buttons below to learn more or buy a ticket. Guaranteed to delight any Grinch!
Can you find the fake and the forger?
Maybe you’d like to solve a mystery that’s a little less, um, murdery. Here it is! In this virtual art museum scavenger hunt, an unknown figure in the art world has stolen a masterpiece, replaced it with a forgery, and now is taunting the police—and you—to spot the fake, find the last masterpiece, and identify the forger. Are you up for the challenge?
On teams, via Zoom, your group will explore a wide variety of websites for museums across America, searching for works of art that reveal clues for your investigation. The forger has included random close-up images of artwork that might, or might not, provide the key to unraveling the mystery.
Along the way, you might need to…
- Brave a confrontation with a menacing skeleton at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Think really small to search a tiny kitchen at the Art Institute of Chicago
- Take a close look at yourself as you peer at a nail-studded man at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Behold the hand of the Headless Horseman at the American Art Museum
And those are just a few of the many stops along the way to a solution. Good news: You don’t need any previous knowledge of art or museums. You just need sharp eyes, a desktop computer, and great teamwork. Our game host will check in with you along the way to make sure you’re having fun—and that you bring the forger to justice.