*** It's a great day for a scavenger hunt! See you there! ***
UPDATE #5: There are still spots left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash.
UPDATE #4: I will be outside in front of the Freer & Scakler Galleries at the MALL side (NOT Independence Ave.) entrance. Just a reminder, I'll be the one with the red kayak / ACK flag (12" x 12" in size)! Please account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays, and please arrive on time!
UPDATE #3: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $25. Looking forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE #2: We've been able to extend the early bird price! The first 40 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Thurs. May 8th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $25.
UPDATE #1: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $20 to $25 when the early bird spots are gone or before Sat. May 3rd (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. Apr. 27th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the "Payment Instructions" section). If you've already made payment, the Paypal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email asking for ticket confirmation). I hope to see you there!
It's time for the next scavenger hunt!
We'll meet up at the Freer & Sackler Galleries at 2pm. Please be ON TIME! We will check in, get the teams together, distribute hunt materials, and review rules and guidelines. At 2:30pm, the teams disperse 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 Sat. May 3rd (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! To make payment, please follow the steps in the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting.
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.
I hope to see you there!
Metro and Parking
The closest Metro is Smithsonian (Orange / Blue lines). We suggest Metro / cabbing if you can. We also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.
Suggested Items to Bring
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 displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.
1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"
2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"
3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person
4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button
5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"
6. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal
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 canceled 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 have the seller only send the organizer an email through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)
If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let us know in advance (a week or more before the event) and we will do our best to accommodate. If you let us know the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!