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Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt: Adventure at the National Zoo

Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt: Adventure at the National Zoo

Two hours. One epic Washington, D.C. adventure. Your team will solve puzzles, complete challenges, and explore historic landmarks. On this modern day treasure hunt in Washington, D.C. you will compete for the top spot in your city. You can start your scavenger hunt any time your group is ready. Learn how it works.

This scavenger hunt will help you explore Washington, D.C.. This top rated Washington, D.C. scavenger hunt is 0.50 miles and has 5 stops.

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About This Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt

What started as a few species of animals living on the National Mall has grown enormously over the past 100+ years, into the treasured National Zoo delighting visitors today. Smithsonian employee William Hornaday was inspired to start an effort to save American Bison when he visited the western U.S. and saw how depleted their numbers were. Thanks to his efforts, the National Zoological Park officially opened in 1891, and its employees have been working to save more species ever since.

This Let's Roam Scavenger Safari Hunt will help you experience the zoo in a new way to get the most out of your visit, and make sure you have the most fun! You'll see the giant pandas, and learn about the efforts being made to protect this vulnerable species. You'll stomp around with the elephants, get silly with the giant apes, and maybe even make a splash in the Tide Pool. Admission to the zoo is always free, so what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets today and get ready for an adventure!

You can do our interactive scavenger hunt at any time. Explore the sights of Washington, D.C..

Some of what you'll see: Great Ape House, Giant Pandas, Speedwell Carousel


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Can The Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt Be Done As A Team Building Activity?

The Washington, D.C. scavenger hunt is customized so that it will be perfect for both small groups, team building events, and families. After you book your event, your account specialist will tailor this scavenger hunt to be perfect for your company's needs. Each activity takes 1-2 hours and can be customized to start at your office, take a pit stop at a bar, or go anywhere of your choosing.

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What Is The Washington, D.C. Zoo Scavenger Hunt?

The Zoo Scavenger Hunt is a digitally guided excursion that will turn your next trip to the zoo into a wild adventure. The interactive Let’s Roam app will present you and your fearless crew with a list of zoo-specific challenges ranging in difficulty and point value. You can work through the wild challenges in any order.

Explore exhibits, find the flamingos, film the felines, play like the primates, roam like the rhinos... Work with your team to complete as many challenges as you can before you have to retreat! Can you achieve the high score? Explorers of all ages will love tracking down animals (and acting like them) on this unforgettable excursion.

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Additional Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt Info

Activity Type: Anytime Scavenger Hunt

Starting Area: 3000e Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA

Travel Method: Walking

Walking Distance: 0.5 Mi (0.8 KM)

Time: 1.5 - 2 Hours

Skill Level: Friend & Family Fun

Extra Admissions: Zoo admission not included

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One Scavenger Hunt, Tons of Options

Whether you're heading out for a weekend getaway, throwing a surprise birthday party for your best friend, or celebrating your bachelorette party, the fun never stops with ScavengerHunt.com.

Our Washington, D.C. scavenger hunts are endlessly customizable. Unlock unique challenge types, roles, and other special features as you have a blast, no matter the occassion.

Earn The Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt High Score

Love a little competition? On your photo scavenger hunt, each player on your team will receive interactive challenges. You’ll work together to solve riddles, answer trivia and complete photo challenges for a chance to top the Washington, D.C. leaderboard—and compete for ultimate bragging rights!

Scavenger Hunt Leaderboard

Washington, D.C. Photo Scavenger Hunt 1ST PLACE
Max Power
Score: 2450
Washington, D.C. Photo Scavenger Hunt 2ND
For the Lolz
Score: 2347
Washington, D.C. Photo Scavenger Hunt 3RD
1st not Last
Score: 2097

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Two hours. One epic adventure. Your team will solve puzzles, complete challenges, and explore historic landmarks. On this modern day treasure hunt in Washington, D.C. you will compete for the top spot in your city. You can start your scavenger hunt at any time your group is ready. Learn how it works.


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What People Are Saying About Our Washington, D.C. Zoo Scavenger Hunt

13 reviews

Carol Hild
1 Month Ago
This was so much fun!!! My husband and I had a great time exploring. A great way to spend a day. Highly recommended!!
Pam Fox
2 Months Ago
Had so much fun today with my team spice girls for Laura Bachelorette party
Scot Branham
5 Months Ago
Easy and fun adventure. Good way to tour the city
Maggie Silliman
3 Months Ago
Super fun! Great team building for a great company function
Terri Hensen
4 Months Ago
Lots of fun, and a great activity with a group! We took the light rail down for some extra adventure. We learned a few fun facts.
Tania Paddock
7 Months Ago
So much fun and not pricey at all. Did it with a group including kids. They had fun too. We will for sure do more hunts in the future.
Joanne Clements
1 Month Ago
It was good family fun. Great that you can pause to have lunch etc. was fairly easy but didn’t initially realise clues had time limits - hence missed out! Would definitely do another elsewhere.
Megan Prenc
3 Months Ago
Had lots of fun. Would definitely recommend this as a fun day.
Mike Vigil
4 Months Ago
Great time with family and friends would definitely do another tour!
Stephanie Yencer
4 Months Ago
Had an enjoyable time and visited a place I've not been before.
Ben Rathbone
5 Months Ago
Awesome fun! You should try this. Great competition.
Sabrina Foster
1 Month Ago
Super fun experience reconnecting with my city and work team!
Laura Taylor
1 Month Ago
Awesome way to learn more about our beautiful city! Great date night!
Monica Thomas
1 Month Ago
SO Fun!! It’s a great team bonding experience & fun to learn about the town you’re in. And an added bonus of exercise!
Howard Usher
1 Month Ago
That’s a fun way to see the city and it’s history!
James Macie
1 Month Ago
Awesome game -it rocked!!
Aaron Doman
2 Months Ago
Loved it! Great experience and challenging as well. Highly recommend!


Other Great United States Activities & Beyond

Every scavenger hunt, whether in your home or outside, is designed to bring teams together. Outdoor hunts are a safe, socially distant way to explore with your close friend/family group and help hunters see the city in a whole new way. Our In-Home hunts are designed to help kill boredom and help you learn more about each other. Be prepared to learn something new and have a great time. Our software helps us customize your scavenger hunt to your tastes as you solve clues. At the end of your hunt, you'll be ready to do it in another city!
Your scavenger hunt will lead your group across town to the best-known landmarks as well as hidden gems. Along the way, you and your teammates will complete fun photo challenges, test your knowledge of local trivia, and solve riddles that will bring your entire group together. ScavengerHunt.com by Let's Roam is a great way to explore a new city or learn more about an old favorite. Learn how it works.
Yes, our scavenger hunts are socially distant and outdoors. Questions are hidden on plaques, statues, and more outside. You won’t enter buildings and will only interact with your family/friend bubble. These wacky walking adventures are the perfect way to explore in a safe manner. Your group can pause at any time and take a break. Challenges are often off the beaten path and away from heavily trafficked tourist attractions.
Our one-of-a-kind in-home scavenger hunts help you, your friends, family or date explore, discover, and connect. All you’ll need is your phone, your team, and your home. The interactive Let’s Roam app will present you with a series of challenges and questions ranging in difficulty and point value.
Our scavenger hunt tickets are flexible and can be used in any of our locations for up to two years. When you purchase as a gift you will receive an instant printable card for the recipient.
Our scavenger hunts take about 2 hours. You can pause your scavenger hunt if you'd like to explore a stop on the hunt or get drinks/food along the way.
Whenever you're ready to explore! If you're doing an outdoor hunt, daylight may help you find some clues, you can go any day, any time (even holidays). You will never be asked to go inside buildings on your hunt, so you don't have to worry about business hours. No reservation is required for groups of less than 20.
During your hunt each person will be texted photo challenges, trivia, and other activities for everyone to do together. We recommend purchasing a role for everyone in your group and kids over 6. If a person doesn't have their own device, you can have up to 4 roles on a single device. Our app will let you know when to pass the device to them when it's their turn.
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