23 National Gallery of Art Tips
The weather was hot outside, comfortable in museum. I wore good walking shoes - a necessity since you cover a lot of ground and standing..
The tour is about two hours, but the museum is worth much more time. I suggest you come early or stay late. If you stay late, I would ask Stephen for suggestions. He appears to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the place!
If you take the Yellow or Green line to the Archives station the National Gallery is just a block away. Much closer than Red line.
Not suitable for kids.
Pay attention to time.
The hunt is in the West building and the meeting place is upstairs by the coat check on floor 1.
Write your own tip, then hit enter.
Knowledge of art and biblical stories is very helpful.
Go with a small group rather than alone. It takes a lot eyes to find all the clues.
Give yourself as much time as possible at the end to solve the mystery, we needed 30 minutes
Eat before you go, no food around the mall
Parking is awful, take the metro and walk
Tennis shoes or flip flops work best
Take the metro, but there is a parking garage across the street
Comfortable walking shoes, no big bags. there is a coat check.
None nearby, except for the food carts along the Mall and Constitution Ave.
There isn't always a lot of parking on the Mall on the weekends, so keep that in mind.
Be sure to give yourself at least 10 minutes to solve the mystery at the end
Watson Adventures’ Murder at the National Gallery Scavenger Hunt
Don't drink too much beforehand since you don't want to waste your scavenging time in the bathroom.