The Detroit Institute of Art Scavenger Hunt

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The Detroit Institute of Art Scavenger Hunt

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Thursday, August 10th, 7:00 pm- 10:30 pm

Are you a super sleuth? Can you put together clues and track stories back through history? Join The Detroit History Club for an evening you’ll never forget. When you arrive to the closed museum, built in 1927 to house the world renowned art collection of one of the finests cities on earth, you’ll be greeted with a glass of craft beer or wine before you take your seat. After a brief lecture on the fascinating history of the Detroit Institute of Arts which, after being founded by prominent Detroit citizens in 1885, opened on September 1, 1888 in a building on Jefferson Avenue. You’ll learn about the oldest piece in the collections, the gallery staff say is haunted, and the donations of the city's elite. Then our team will split you into groups, arm you with your equipment, and set you free in the museum. For two hours the museum is yours to explore without crowds, but with a mission. It will be up to your team to solve the riddles to locate the correct piece of art or artifact; once there, your team will take a photo using the provided camera. As the time ticks down, your team will make their way back to our starting location where you’ll turn in your photos, grab a drink, and enjoy seasonal Michigan hors d'oeuvres as we tally scores.  The team with the most correctly solved riddles is the winner. First, second, and third place winning teams will leave with great Detroit-themed prizes, Detroit Institute of Arts swag, and of course bragging rights.
 

This event is 21 years old and older. If you’d like to make your own team just buy your tickets and sit together at the start of the night. If you don’t have a full team, or want to come alone we are very happy to assign you to a group and make sure you all have a blast. We recommend comfortable shoes for walking. Elevators will be available for teams that require them.

Because The Detroit History Club operates as a members-only club, out of private homes, hidden spaces, and secret locations, you’ll need to join before being able to buy tickets to events.  At checkout you’ll be asked if you are already a member; if not, select “New Member.” Membership to The Detroit History Club is five dollars per calendar year. You can buy your membership under the membersip tab on this website.  Each person attending an event must have a membership of their own.  Membership cards may be picked up at the first event you attend as a new member, and new cards are issued at the first event you attend each year.  

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