Going to the museum is a basic staple for parents on rainy or cold days, so Mommy Poppins always has her ear to the ground for interesting ways to spice up a visit - when we heard about Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts
we were very intrigued.
Watson Adventures does events for groups, like birthday parties (starting at $525), but they also do public hunts which anyone can join. Many of them are designed for families (children 7 and up) and they take place at some of your favorite haunts - like The Museum of Natural History, Grand Central, or Central Park.
The clues are designed to be witty and tricky and lead you through the location to it's secrets and highlights. They are also very educational.
Starting at $22 per person it's a little pricey, but it's educational, will surely make much more lasting memories than going to see Happy Feet again, and will have you seeing your same old-same olds in a totally different way. You can always just use this as inspiration to create your own scavenger hunts. If you do, let us know.
Find more great activities like this in our Indoor Activities Guide.
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