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Scavenger Hunt at the Zoo!

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

UPDATE #6: If you were unable to secure a spot for this hunt online, you have the option of "flying standby." There are usually 7 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #5: I will be in front of the National Zoo at the Connecticut Street main entrance just behind the large concrete "Zoo" sign and the two large lion statues. Look for the red flag!  Please account for traffic and Metro delays, and please arrive on time!

UPDATE #4: Weather reports are saying we'll be in the upper 70s and partly cloudy with almost no chance of precipitation (10%).  So we are a go!

UPDATE #3: Weather.com is currently calling for partly cloudy and a 20% chance of rain for our event. If it's light rain, we're still on. If there's lightning, we'll need to reschedule or cancel. Hopefully, if there is precipitation, it will just be a passing summer rain. I'll post an update by 9:30am the morning of the event. If we cancel, or reschedule and you are unable to make the new date, you will get 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 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $20 to $25 when the early bird spots are gone or before Sat. June 1st (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 Wed. May 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 Zoo 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 Sat. June 1st (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.

Please be aware your RSVP is not guaranteed without payment. Further, you must make payment by the early bird deadline to qualify for the early bird price.

Hope to see you there!

- J.T.

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Metro and Parking

The closest metro is Woodley Park - Adams Morgan (Red Line). We suggest Metro / cabbing if you can. We also recommend using wmata 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.

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"
  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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Totally an awesome event. Great first time with the group. Thanks so much for planning this!!

    June 10, 2013

  • Barnett H.

    fun as always.

    June 10, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone! I can't wait for the next event!

    June 10, 2013

  • Debbie

    It was well organized and fun. Thanks to JT and my team you guys were awesome.

    2 · June 10, 2013

  • maria

    JT, you and your crew did an excellent job. Fun time, nice people and well organized event. Thanks

    June 9, 2013

  • Carlene

    My FIRST 30s & 40s group event. Had a grrrrreat time! Met nice people. Event was well organized. Fantastic job, J.T., the "uber-organizer." Two lessons learned. (1) For outdoor activities, if the sun is out ... bring a hat or visor. (2) Bring cash. If you dine after the event, some places may not split checks.

    June 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ugh typos First Timers Unite. It was my first time as well. Great meeting you and great tips

      1 · June 9, 2013

  • JamaicanGail

    The rain finally took a break to let us enjoy this lovely (sun shining) day, that turned out a wonderful event. I certainly had fun and it was great to meet folks as well. Kudos to J.T. for organizing a great event.

    June 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great job on your team name

      1 · June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really fun and good to new people....it was really fun ....looking forward to meet you guys soon...

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent job planning JT. Was fun and tough at the same time. Great meeting new people

    June 8, 2013

  • Whitney

    Have to bow out - Someone on standby can have my ticket.

    June 8, 2013

  • Kimberli

    I am not going yo make it. If anyone on the waitlist can use my ticket, let me know!

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where exactly at the zoo are we meeting?

    June 8, 2013

    • JamaicanGail

      J.T. will post that info some time this morning.

      June 8, 2013

  • JamaicanGail

    For folks taking metro, be aware of today's advisories: http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/rail_Bus.cfm?

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I had a meeting come up at 1:00 and will not be able to make it.

    June 7, 2013

  • alon l.

    J.T,

    it looks like it is going to rain tomorrow during the hunt. Is it still on?

    June 7, 2013

    • JamaicanGail

      An update will be posted by J.T. on the morning of the event - see Update # 3 in the event description.

      June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a ticket at an Early Bird price. Anyone interested???

    And how do I go about selling this to someone else?

    June 7, 2013

    • JamaicanGail

      In the event description, the last paragraph under "Ticket Resell" will show you how.

      June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    J.T., Do u handle taking people off of the wait list and adding them to the group going or do members of the group going do it themselves? If so, up to what day and time will people be moved? Finally, how will I find out I was moved?...just continually check? Thank you,
    Jamie Smoller

    June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Betsy, the other thing is that my printer doesn't work. Is that how u get the actual ticket? Once u let me know I will try to solve that and maybe I can get a check for you....actually just figured getting a check for you out. The printer I have to work on if needed

      June 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Betsy, I'm sorry that my printer happens to be down at the same time I am awaiting new checks. It totally sucks. Luckily, I'm almost positive I have an easy way to get you a check and to get a print out but I can't do it until I hear from you. Please respond

      June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot about a prior commitment. I really wanted to go to this. :(

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for all the replies, I am no longer in need of tickets.

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the wait list but need 2 tickets if anyone has extras.

    June 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sarah - I have one ticket at the early bird $20 price. Cheri

      June 6, 2013

    • Sarah N

      I also have a ticket - at the $25 price

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it but anyone who need one can buy my ticket

    June 6, 2013

  • Sarah N

    I am not going to be able to attend the event. If anyone on the waiting list would like to buy my ticket, please let me know.

    June 6, 2013

  • William Wan-Lun W.

    Question: I will not be able to take part in the hunt itself due to various issues. However is there a place where the group will congregate after the hunt? If so,where? How much will that cost? Thanks in advance.

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to go to my first meetup event!

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Same here

      June 5, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Me too!

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know my family is still in FL. They are getting ut really bad

    June 6, 2013

  • Barnett H.

    Channel 7 this morning is calling for 40% chance of heavy rain Saturday as a result of what is now Tropical Storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico arriving in the area Friday night into Saturday morning. Still hoping forecast changes for the better by Saturday.

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    broken knee cap :,(

    June 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ouch so sorry heal fast

      June 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you so much.

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey howdy hey,

    I unfortunately took a tumble and shattered my knee cap :,( I have changed my RSVP and I paid the $20 early bird if anyone is interested in my spot.

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of my guests is now unable to attend and I've just changed my RSVP. I hope someone on the wait list can take the spot. I also have an extra ticket at the $20 early bird price if anyone would like to purchase it from me.

    June 5, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Keeping my fingers crossed for no rain.

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping light rain. I have really been looking forward to this

    June 5, 2013

  • Derek

    I have at least one extra ticket at e early bird rate. Let me know if you are on the waiting list and are interested in buying it.

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This seems to be intresting and I was looking for this. I recently moved to US from India. This will keep my weekends engaged yippee

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to be able to make this one. Next time.

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trying to change my status from +1 to +0... Not allowing me to! Help!

    May 21, 2013

  • Marcia R.

    Sorry I am heading out of town...l
    So sorry I will miss the fun!

    May 21, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hi! I'm Jennifer. I recently moved here from Pittsburgh and am looking forward to meeting new people.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Zoo and a scavenger hunt? What could b more fun! Lets hope for good weather :)

    May 8, 2013

  • Sabrina H.

    must work :(

    May 8, 2013

  • Christina

    I really wish I could do this. I was actually looking forward to participating in the next scavenger hunt, but I am already booked for a rehearsal all day that day. Maybe next time.

    May 8, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Scavenger Hunt at the Zoo!

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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