Secret Central Park: Summer Scavenger Hunt and Happy Hour

When: Sunday, July 29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: $20 General Admission | $15 for Museum Members
Bethesda Fountain, photo by BrandonLord via Flickr Creative Commons; Dr. Martin Deschere, [Bethesda Fountain.] / Museum of the City of New York. [X2010.11.1470]

Immerse yourself in the hidden secrets and stories of New York City's iconic Central Park on this summer afternoon scavenger hunt, ending with happy hour and awards ceremony on the Museum's Terrace.

For more than 160 years, Central Park has offered millions of New Yorkers 843 acres of rolling hills, hidden nooks, and sprawling lawns - right in the middle of Manhattan. But beyond Belvedere Castle and Sheep's Meadow, how well do you really know your Park? Explore the landmark's remarkable history on this scavenger hunt in teams with family and friends using the Urban Archive smartphone app in a race to match historic images of the Park to their present-day locations.

Afterwards, meet back at the Museum for an award ceremony and summer drinks. Check out the Museum afterwards, the cost of admission is included!  

Please note that this program was originally scheduled for Sunday, July 15 but will now be held on Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 1:00 pm.

How It Works:
–  The hunt begins here at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue)  
–  Players can participate solo or in teams but everyone must register individually
–  On the day of, players will be asked to provide names of their team members (if any)
–  To earn points, at least one player per team must download the Urban Archive app
–  Please note, the Urban Archive app is only available for iPhone

12:30 pm – Kick off at the Museum with a brief introduction and directions
1:00 pm – The scavenger hunt begins, check in at as many locations as you can in two hours
3:00 pm – Arrive back at the Museum for a reception and prizes for the winners 
4:00 pm – Reception concludes but the Museum will be open, the cost of admission is included! 

In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, August 12 at 1:00 pm. Please note that no refunds will be offered if the event is moved to the rain date.

$20 for General Admission | $15 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

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This program was created in collaboration with Urban Archive.

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