California Academy of Sciences

A Great San Francisco Team Building Event for Rainy Days

San Francisco Academy of Sciences treasure hunt and scavenger hunt

Location Description:  With its state-of-the-art aquarium and planetarium, its natural history museum, 4-story rainforest, 3D theater, two restaurants, and roof terrace, the Academy takes its place among the greatest natural history museums in the world.  An ideal hunt location for those cold, foggy and rainy days in the City (both winter AND summer), this is a great place for a corporate teambuiding activity. 

Museum History: From the humblest of origins — a dark evening in 1853 when seven men assembled in a candle-lit room to found the first scientific academy west of the Atlantic seaboard — the California Academy of Sciences has grown to become one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations. Not that it hasn’t taken its hits over the years!  After the Great Quake of 1906 struck the city, the museum and all but a handful of specimens were lost. Then, in 1989, nature again took its toll in the form of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Major structural damage left the Academy in need of another beginning. The Academy’s newest home, nearly 10 years and $500 million dollars in the making, opened on September 27, 2008 to near universal acclaim.

During your corporate teambuilding treasure hunt… you’ll see it all, from downstairs aquarium to rooftop solar panels. Enjoy this unique way of experiencing one of San Francisco’s hottest attraction. 


Dr. Clue Gives You Three Ways to Focus Your Hunt Program

Not every corporate teambuilding program is the same.  Depending on your group, your focus may be integrating new people into the team and breaking down personal boundaries and divisions.    Or you may have an existing department where teams could, with a little practice, cooperate and communicate more smoothly across teams and divisions.  Or you might simply have a group that thrives on the use of technology.     Let Dr. Clue customize your hunt program by selecting the content focus that best matches your group and your needs.      Read more about our 3 ways to customize your teambuilding exercise.


Academy of Sciences Team Building Itinerary

  1. Introductions/Ice Breakers/Rules–30 minutes
  2. Stage 1 Hunt — 45 minutes (optional)
  3. Midbrief and Discussion of Roles & Ground Rules — 30 minutes
  4. Stage 2 Hunt –90-120 minutes
  5. Team Building Wrap-Up & Discussion–30 minutes
  6. Lunch/Dinner/Drinks at one of San Francisco’s Local Restaurant (optional):
    Arrangements for and cost of dining not included in price quote.

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