Museum scavenger hunts ask who killed the curator

By ULA ILNYTZKY | July 17, 2011 | 1:59 PM EDT

In this July 9, 2011 photo, Matthew Meche, left, Dana Zolli, center and Noga Pnueli look for clues in one of the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during a Watson Adventures "Murder at the Met" scavenger hunt, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Art and mystery lovers can now don a detective hat when heading to the museum.

Murder mystery scavenger hunts are available at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and museums in six other U.S. cities.

Watson Adventures has created "whodunit" and other scavenger hunts at 27 museums.

In one, a curator is murdered over the purchase of a rare Leonardo da Vinci. But before he died, he left cryptic clues and a secret code that point to his killer.

The exhilarating two-hour hunt takes participants all over the museum in search of answers to 22 questions linked to specific works of art.

The other cities are Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.