March 16-22, 2006
City Week : MixpicksIn The Event That
You Need an Excuse to Drag Your Friends to a Museum
Sat., March 18, 2-4:30 p.m., $12, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. and the Parkway, 215-763-8100, www.watsonadventures.com.
Grab your magnifying glass, Sherlock, and prepare to scour the PMA for clues. The Watson Adventures company does its best to keep you on your toes as you and five teammates compete for the kind of glory that only a scavenger hunt can bring.
And here's a scary thought: Between exploring Pennsylvania Dutch artifacts and combing a Chinese palace, you might actually (gasp!) learn something. "I wrote it myself," says Watson Adventures creator Bret Watson of the PMA hunt. "I personally love the museum."
Among his favorite PMA treasures? A medieval vice and a painting of a man dangling a fish over a woman's head. Just the kind of culture we like.