Do you love a good scavenger hunt? Head to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in D.C. for a special event of clues, wax statues, and fun.

Hosted by the team at Things to Do D.C., this indoor scavenger hunt will help chase away your winter blahs. Go alone or with some friends -- everyone will be put on teams once the games begin. Each team will be given a list of cryptic clues with which to find various items throughout the multi-level museum, so wear comfortable shoes! 

WHEN: Saturday January 19, 2019 | Arrive at 6:15 p.m., the event starts at 6:30 p.m. SHARP
WHERE: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum | 1001 F Street NW in Washington, D.C.
TICKETS: $38, available to purchase online here

How does it work?

At 6:30 p.m., all players will be divided up into teams. If you came with friends, make sure the organizer knows so that you're not split up. Everyone will have a list of items to collect and checkpoints to get to before time runs out. 

Gameplay will involve interacting with historical figures as well as taking photos, so make sure your phone is charged! You may need it to look up bits of trivia as well.

At the end of the night, the team with the most points will be declared the winners. First prize for this scavenger hunt is free entry into the upcoming black-tie gala at the Italian Embassy!

Know before you go

  • After the event, players can go on for an impromptu after-party at a nearby D.C. bar or nightspot.
  • Dress is smart casual, especially if you plan to go to the after-party.
  • There is metered street parking near the museum, or you can use a parking app to reserve a nearby garage spot.
  • The closest Metro stop is Metro Center Station.

**All photos in this article are courtesy of Madame Tussauds.

Have you attended a TTDDC Scavenger Hunt? Any tips for first-timers? Let us know in the comments below!

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