New York City: GOLD Event - The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Scavenger Hunt
LSE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)
are cordially invited
The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal
Saturday, September 29, 2007
$30 per person/ $20 for AFLSE members
About the hunt
The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Scavenger Hunt reveals the history, cool places and surprising sights in the terminal. Discover little-known passageways, mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for "ghost" trains in the former arrivals room, the last survivor of the Biltmore Hotel, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the "Whisper Gallery," the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling Art Deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising historic photos in the GrayBar Building, the bustling food court, hidden art and more.Watson Adventures (http://www.watsonadventures.com) will lead us on this whirlwind hunt of one of New York City’s most notable landmarks. The hunt is all indoors, so no need to worry about the weather. We hope you will join us for informal drinks after the hunt (location TBD).
Frequently asked questions
How does the scavenger hunt work? What are we looking for?
You are not collecting objects, but searching for answers to tricky and humorous questions about the places you visit and sights you see. No previous knowledge of a hunt location is necessary, but you will discover a lot of cool things and fascinating facts. You hunt on a team of two to six people. Each person receives a set of clues and questions, and sometimes the team receives a map. You have a limited amount of time—two hours—to answer as many questions as possible. You earn points for each correct answer, and the team with the most points wins!
How big can my team be?
The hunt is played on teams of two to six people. Teams must stick together. You can have a team larger than six people, but you won’t be eligible to win the hunt, because your team will have an unfair advantage.
How small can my team be? Do we have to join other teams?
We never force anyone to join a team—except that we do not let people hunt solo. If you want to hunt as a duo or a trio, that’s fine. If you would like to join up with other people, we’ll help you meet kindred spirits at the start. We find over and over that people who are game for joining others and meeting new people end up really hitting it off. (Consider how much you already have in common: You’re excited about a scavenger hunt, you have an interest in this particular hunt location, and you think meeting new people will be fun.) For some reason, these "pick up" teams win more often than other teams.