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Scavenger Hunt at the Natural History Museum!

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

UPDATE #4: 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 #3: I will be outside in front of the Natural History Museum at the Constitution Avenue entrance. Look for the red flag! Please account for traffic and Metro delays, and please arrive on time!

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. Nov. 10th (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. Oct. 27th. 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 outside at the Constitution Ave entrance of the Natural History Museum 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. Nov. 10th (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 Federal Triangle (Orangel / 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 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 "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

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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  • JP

    Had fun and learned a lot too.

    November 20, 2013

  • Barnett H.

    It was fun. And there's so many exhibits at the Museum of Natural History that there's always something new to learn there.

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well organized, drew a fun crowd!

    November 18, 2013

  • Jude

    Great as always.

    November 18, 2013

  • Peggy

    As always, lots of fun. Thanks for organizing JT!

    November 17, 2013

  • Erinn

    Go Conquistadores! Thanks for a well organized event!

    November 17, 2013

  • Fedra W.

    Great!

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As badly as I wanted to go this event, I learned around noon today that a long-time family friend lost his battle with throat cancer last night. I would not have been very pleasant at the event and I did not want to bring other people down. I look forward to the next scavenger hunt at 1 of the Smithsonians.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • David

    Lots of fun! Well planned, and a nice post event HH

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even though we didn't win, The Ten Big Boobs rocked it!! Had fun and it was great meeting new people.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time. Good venue. Nice people. I enjoyed meeting those who stayed for the after-party.

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun event!

    November 17, 2013

  • JQ

    We had a great time! Thank you!!! Go team Mastodon Masters!

    November 17, 2013

  • Peggy

    JT- i am here on the steps overlooking the mall. Am i in the right place?

    November 17, 2013

  • Aunika J.

    I will have to be late. If someone wants go to in my place. You can get my ticket Aunika

    November 17, 2013

  • Shaunta J

    I cannot make it. Please inbox me if you are interested in purchasing my ticket.

    November 17, 2013

    • Shaunta J

      I bought an early ticket for $20

      November 17, 2013

  • Myra H.

    An emergency just popped up, and I will not be able to make it. Since this is so last minute, I'm willing to donate my ticket.

    November 17, 2013

    • Yong Im G N.

      If u still have the tix and willing to donate, I would be happy to take it as a contribution :-)

      November 17, 2013

    • Myra H.

      Sorry, the ticket has been claimed. Hope you are able to find another.

      November 17, 2013

  • Hamish H.

    I would like to get a ticket if someone else has one they any use. Please let me know. Cheers.

    November 16, 2013

    • Hamish H.

      Hi Tina. Yeah I am please n thank u. How do I get the ticket from u?

      November 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will tell JT & try to email too.

      November 17, 2013

  • Quentin S.

    Not feeling well. Cannot attend. Someone on the waiting list can have my ticket.

    November 17, 2013

  • JamaicanGail

    I somehow caught a cold overnight and so now I am not able to make this event. I had gotten the early bird ticket for $20. If you have Paypal and are interested in going, let me know so we can do an exchange and then I will inform J.T. Thanks.

    November 16, 2013

  • Sharon

    I have work commitments and I won't be able to attend. If anyone needs a ticket please let me know. Thanks.

    November 15, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Mary, yes I sold it this morning.

      November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unable to make it . I will sell it for $20 if anyone is interested so please let me know.

    November 15, 2013

    • Mary

      Hi Manali, did you sell your ticket yet? I'd be interested in buying it if not. Please email me at fieldsofeden at yahoo dot com ? Thanks.

      November 16, 2013

  • Aunika J.

    i can buy your ticket

    November 16, 2013

  • David

    I have an extra ticket , message me here if you want to purchase it

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Kathy

      Hi David, I don not see a message. Please email me at [masked]... will buy it right away, thx

      November 15, 2013

    • David

      Hi Kathy, you should have the info now...

      November 15, 2013

  • mariquita

    I wanted to bring a friend and event is sold out, so I would rather sell my ticket and come to another event in the future.
    Anyone want my ticket for $20.You can pay via paypal.
    [masked]

    November 13, 2013

    • mariquita

      I sold it. Thanks!

      November 13, 2013

    • J.T. [30s & 40s Going Out G.

      Hi Mariquita, do me a favor and please send me an email with the name of the person taking your spot.I have so many events and groups, it’s the only way I can properly track everything. Sorry you won't be able to join us, I hope to see you at the next one!

      November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will know by Wednesday if it is available or not. I am waiting on payment from somebody.

    November 11, 2013

  • Tara

    Chris Iwas under the impression you were buying mine. i sent you my address via email and asked you to mail a check. i have turned loads of folks away. please reply immediately if yiu are buting mine so i can offer it to someone else :(

    November 10, 2013

    • Chiara

      I would be interested in buying if you still have one available. Please let me know.

      November 11, 2013

    • Tara

      Chiara- the ticket is avail as of now. please email me at [masked]

      November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Selling my ticket - $20. Something has come up & I can't attend. Let me know if you are interested. Please email me.

    November 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No...somebody else has contacted me.

      November 10, 2013

  • Tara

    Hi All, I am also selling my ticket, for 20 dollars. I am unable to attend. If you are interested please let me know. [masked]

    November 6, 2013

  • Hamish H.

    Sounds Awesome!

    October 29, 2013

  • Andrew J.

    Bringing two guests.

    October 18, 2013

  • Christina

    One of these days I am going to be able to make one of these. Sundays are just so busy for me with church.

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • jasmine

    Will refunds be available if the museum is still closed?

    October 16, 2013

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  • J.T.
    30s & 40s Head Organizer! - 6759 Going Out Points!, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Stephanie
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  • Amy H.
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  • Erinn
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    30s & 40s Rockstar 1 - 50 Going Out Points!
  • Kathy
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  • Lisa
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  • Harold
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  • Peggy +1
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  • JP +1
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  • Barnett H.
    30s & 40s Superstar 1 - 229 Going Out Points!
  • Tammie
    30s & 40s Superstar 1 - 116 Going Out Points!
  • Fedra W.
    30s & 40s Superstar 1 - 150 Going Out Points!
  • David +1
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  • Lisa
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  • Ashley +1
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  • Lela +1
    30s & 40s Rockstar 2 - 80 Going Out Points!
  • Quentin S.
    30s & 40s Superstar 1 - 101 Going Out Points!
  • Pernilla
    25 Going Out Points!
  • JQ +1
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  • Jude +1
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Your organizer's refund policy for Scavenger Hunt at the Natural History Museum!

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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