Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt: Monterey/Cannery Row

Monterey Cannery Row --Mysteries Uncovered!

You come to Monterey for the aquarium and the tourist attractions along Cannery Row. But like all touristy areas, there’s a hidden historical neighborhood directly underneath. This is the old factory district, where Steinbeck would hang out with his pal, Doc Ricketts. You’ll learn all about the history (while enjoying the attractions) as you wander along this wonderful scavenger hunt area.

Event Description: A flat, safe and diverse teambuilding venue, Cannery Row is a place visitors from around the world flock to…for the great local seafood, the shops and entertainment, and the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium.

During your teambuilding treasure hunt… expect to explore the fascinating Steinbeck-related historical signage; discover a precarious telescope along the Boardwalk; a much-obscured plaque dedicated to procrastination; and a shop/museum celebrating the California otter. It’s blue skies, salty sea breezes, and a whiff of literary history on the Bay of Monterey.

Monterey Cannery Row: Team Building Itinerary

Gather outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Cannery Row
-Introductions/Ice Breakers/Rules–30 minutes
-Hunt ~120 minutes
-Team Building Wrap-Up & Discussion–30 minutes

Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt, right?
- Getting outside, in the fresh air...
- Working together as a team...
- Making discoveries about the "hidden treasures" of the area...
- Solving mysterious clues...
- Using both you minds and your bodies...
- At Dr. Clue, we've mastered the art of scavenger hunts!

That's what happens when you've been doing nothing but creating and delivering hunts for 25 years, at over 150 locations world-wide!

When you play a Dr. Clue scavenger hunt, you:
- Get to know co-workers you may not know very well
- Practice lateral thinking and problem solving
- Unplug in the fresh air
- Explore a great local destination
- Build true bonding and camaraderie
- Exhibit collaboration and cooperation
- Build trust and rapport
- Practice delegation and cross-team collaboration
- Release stress
- Create a "we're all in this together" feeling
- Have high-spirited FUN with your team mates!

How Dr. Clue Scavenger Hunts work

Split into teams of ~ 4-7 participants, groups receive a map of the area, pens, props/reference material and the same set of 8 -10 clues leading to fascinating locations throughout the area. The goal of this “business simulation game” is simple: each team needs to solve as many clues as it can within the given time limit, and then visit each location in search of answers to specific questions. The clues are rather challenging and stimulating (as they must be for accomplished, professional adults!) and are based on wordplay, code, ciphers, puzzles and pop-culture trivia (rather than particular local knowledge that would favor locals). In short, anyone from anywhere can participate fully in this hunt. Participants can expect to see anything from Morse Code to Braille, from word puzzles to Pig Latin…the whole kitchen sink! Teams will need both to strategize (to avoid excess backtracking) and to manage time carefully, as there IS a penalty for lateness.

Why Dr. Clue?
- We're experienced (25 years and counting)
- We employ trained, professional facilitators (not college-age "cheerleaders")
- Our puzzle-based clues are amazing (written by graduates of Stanford and Yale!)
- Our programs are clear and easy to understand
- Our smart phone app is really cool and never breaks
- We offer by far the most treasure hunt locations -- over 150 sites worldwide!
- We emphasize team-building lessons (as opposed to mere cutthroat competition)

In short, if you want a teambuilding treasure hunt with great clues and great facilitation, where nothing goes wrong and everything is bulletproof, you've come to the right place.
Duration of the event: 2.5-3 hours.

**The hunt is on!

Host Details: Dr. Clue is the world's leading treasure hunt provider, with 150 locations worldwide. Some of our clients include Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Kaiser Permanente, T-Mobile, the New York Yankees, Genentech, Wells Fargo and many more