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Scavenger Hunt at the National Portrait Gallery!

*** It's a great day for a scavenger hunt!  See you there! ***

UPDATE #9: If you were unable to secure a spot for this hunt online, you have the option of "flying standby." There are usually 8 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #8: We've been able to open some additional spots, get them while you can!

UPDATE #7: The government has reopened, so we are a go! I will be in front of the National Portrait Gallery at the F Street entrance. Look for the red flag! Please account for traffic and Metro delays, and please arrive on time!

UPDATE #6: Should the government shutdown continue, we will need to cancel or reschedule the event.  As before, I'll post an update first thing the day of our event whether we are a go or not. If we cancel or reschedule (and you are unable to make the new date), you will receive a full refund. Let's keep our fingers crossed (again)!

UPDATE #5: Due to the continuation of the government shutdown, I'm rescheduling to Sat. Oct. 19th, same time, same place. If you are unable to make the new date, please email me NO LATER THAN end of day Tues. Oct. 8th for a full refund. No refunds will be given after that date. An email has also been sent to the yes RSVPs. See you there!

UPDATE #4: We've been able to open up some additional spots, so get them while you can!

UPDATE #3: Due to the government shutdown, we may need to cancel or reschedule the event. Per this link, most shutdowns last no more than 3 days, some less than a day. I'll post an update first thing the day of our event whether we are a go or not. If we cancel or reschedule (and you are unable to make the new date), you will receive a full refund. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $25. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #1: There are less than 10 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $20 to $25 when the early bird spots are gone or before Sun. Sept. 29th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. Sept. 22nd. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot.

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It's time for the next scavenger hunt!

We'll meet up at the National Portrait Gallery at 2pm. Please be ON TIME! From 2 - 2:30pm, we will check in, get the teams together, distribute hunt materials, and review rules and guidelines.

At 2:30pm the teams disburse and begin the 2-hour hunt! Teams will have until 4:30pm to decipher the clues and solve the riddles. The hunt will take you through numerous exhibits, collections, and artifacts.

At 4:30pm we will collect the results, score each team, and announce the winner. Fandango gift certificates will be awarded to each member of the winning team!

Following the hunt, we will adjourn to a nearby spot for food, drinks, and a recap of the afternoon!

We've got an early bird special for this event of only $20 (the price of 2 cocktails at many lounges / clubs)! The first 40 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sun. Sept. 29th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $25. This event sells out quick, so make sure to reserve your spot, and get the early bird special!

Please note your ticket price goes towards the contracting company we hire to devise the scavenger hunt package, to include questions, answer key, and rules, as well as prizes for the winning team. Any remainder goes towards our Meetup group fees and expenses.

Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.

Hope to see you there!

- J.T.

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Metro and Parking

The closest Metro is Gallery Place - Chinatown (Red / Yellow / Green lines). We suggest Metro / cabbing if you can. We also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro and traffic delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.

Suggested Items to Bring

Comfortable shoes
WATER!

Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer).  Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out.  Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early.  If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"

2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "rsvp"

3. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

4. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card" (it may say "Don't Have a Paypal Account?" depending on browser)

5. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

Event Check-in

We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment.  Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license.  Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way.  If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out.  If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.

Refund Policy & Ticket Resell

Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.  Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend.  I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and send us an email letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

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  • Todd

    Good times and worth the wait. Just in case, I'd advise against scheduling another scavenger hunt towards the end of this January, during the next shutdown. ;-)

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't think it would be that informative. The cardinals came in 4th but 127 out of 145 isn't bad. It was fun too.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Jeff

    Scavenger hunt was great! Can't wait for more.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Claire

    Such a fun day/evening! Thanks so much for organizing JT! :)

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Viral D.

    Loads of fun :) almost won....should have 2nd or 3rd price :P

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Brandon

    Awesome event!

    2 · October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wanted to come today. I hope you guys have a great time!!! Maybe next time for me... :o)

    October 19, 2013

  • Alex

    Have been looking for the starting point for a half hour now, no one at the museum seems to know , we are in the courtyard

    October 19, 2013

    • Stephen B.

      There are two special exhibits on the map. Look for the blue special exhibits

      October 19, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Still up here. No idea what's going on.

    October 19, 2013

    • Sam

      Hi, did you find anyone?

      October 19, 2013

  • Carolyn

    I'm here and waiting inside the f st entrance, as I use a wheelchair, and there are stairs leading outside. Come find me.

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a pile...as usual:( I may not be able to make it

    October 19, 2013

  • Sam

    I'm running late :( can I still join the hunt?

    October 19, 2013

  • Viral D.

    Maps says I will be there at 14 01....hopefully won't be too bad, please save me a spot

    October 19, 2013

  • Carolyn

    I used to work in the education department there. Hopefully, that will give my team an advantage. :-)

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Hilario D.

    I will be driving in from Alexandria. If anyone wants to come along let me know

    October 19, 2013

  • Claire

    Is it common for people to come to these events by themselves and without knowing anyone? Or should I try and find someone to come with me....?

    4 · September 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Solo as well

      October 12, 2013

    • Carmen A.

      im coming alone

      1 · October 19, 2013

  • Gregory F Williams I.

    I wakeup this morning with a cold so I have a ticket for sale. Message me directly if anyone needs a ticket. Have fun everyone.

    October 19, 2013

  • Margot

    Hi there!!
    will me my first time with the group. Feeling a little bit nervous, hope to meet new people and have a great time.

    October 18, 2013

  • Lai

    Sad I won't be able to make it! Any chance you'll be hosting this again in the near future?

    October 18, 2013

    • Hilario D.

      There is one in the 30s & 40s group

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! This will be my first time attending one of these events, really looking forward to meeting some new people and running around the museum.

    Sorry Carolyn, wish I'd noticed your post sooner I would have bought your ticket off of you.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Carolyn

    I have a $20 early bird ticket up for sale, if anyone is available/interested please message me through meetup. Thanks.

    October 17, 2013

  • domanique

    Ok is if cancelled or not?

    October 14, 2013

  • David C.

    The Government has reopened! I look forward to meeting everyone at the Scavenger Hunt.

    2 · October 17, 2013

  • Casey P.

    I'd like to join, but do we know anything more on if it will be rescheduled again or not? Don't want to buy a ticket without knowing...

    1 · October 15, 2013

    • Jeff

      Still a lot needs to happen in Congress. It will be pushing it, but fingers crossed!

      October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It looks like both houses are voting tonight. I actually can't wait to go back to work.lol

      October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a ticket to the original event but just found out that I'll be out of town for the rescheduled time. Anyone want to buy my ticket?

    October 11, 2013

  • Bob L.

    Has this event been officially cancelled, and if not when will the cancellation notice go out.

    October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Congress is not in session this weekend so they will be closed.

      October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks justin

      October 5, 2013

  • Jeff

    It's apparent now the government and the museum will still be closed on Sunday. Anyone up for meeting up at a bar or elsewhere Sunday afternoon? We can still have fun even though the scavenger hunt won't be happening!

    October 4, 2013

    • Kris K.

      Was thinking the same thing. Let's all drink!

      October 4, 2013

    • Hilario D.

      Yes me too. We could go clubbing in DC... Drinking and dancing

      October 5, 2013

  • Andrea

    So, if the shutdown happens, the museum won't be open on Sunday. :( Will we just postpone to a later date?

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • J.T.

      Andrea, great question. I've posted an update to the event posting. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

      October 1, 2013

    • Andrea

      Thanks! Hopefully this nonsense ends soon and we'll be on for Sunday.

      4 · October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! Turns out I won't be able to make it, would anyone like to purchase my ticket?

    September 30, 2013

  • Jordan

    I actually minored in scavenger hunts in college, so my team is clearly gonna dominate. Kidding. Should be an awesome time, and looking forward to meeting everyone.

    September 26, 2013

  • Jessica

    ...in Kenya. Next time.

    September 21, 2013

  • Courtney

    This looks like so much fun! Can't wait!

    1 · September 20, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Scavenger Hunt at the National Portrait Gallery!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you cannot attend. Send us an email with who will take your spot.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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