When the creators of Elementary wanted to promote the show’s debut with a Sherlock-themed scavenger hunt, New York-based Watson Adventures (Yes, that’s their real name!) was the natural choice for the job. So if you happen to be in lower Manhattan this Saturday, September 22, and you run into a bunch of sleuths hunting for clues to solve a murder mystery, you’ll know they’re the lucky contestants competing for a grand prize visit to the Elementary set. (The show premieres September 27 on CBS. You might have seen us mention that before.)
Although the Elementary Scavenger Hunt was a one-of-a-kind free event—and dang it booked up quick!—Watson Adventures also runs Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts open to the public at fourteen museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the DeYoung Museum and the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian. Choose your crime scene and bring your own Watson.