We are THATMuse: The Museum Treasure Hunt Experts.
Museums like the Louvre house some of the world’s greatest treasures but finding them all in one visit is almost impossible. That’s where we come in. A THATMuse treasure hunt leads you to the most important highlights of each museum collection, and off the beaten track to find hidden gems easily overlooked, all while injecting some excitement and adrenaline into your visit! Race against the clock (or each other!) to find as many treasures as possible, and score as many THATMuse points as you can through bonus challenges (some tough, some silly) embedded in your treasure text, ensuring that hunters read about their treasure — making the hunt interactive, educational & fun!
Our goal? To make hunters want to – voluntarily – return to the galleries after their hunt. That’s why we provide excess treasure: it’s inconceivable to find all your treasure within a 90 min to 2 hour hunt, thus the need to strategize. After a 2-hour visit, do your kids typically lead you back into the museum?
THATMuse started out au Louvre in 2012, expanded to Musée d’Orsay in 2013, took a dip outside the museums with THATRue (Latin Quarter and Marais) in 2014 & by 2015 was commissioned by the British Museum to create a hunt for one of their Friday Lates. We now have more than 25 themes across the V&A, Natural History Museum, British Museum, Louvre, d’Orsay and Paris streets and we are currently working on museums in Italy! THATConcept is always the same, all you need are freshly charged batteries in your phone/camera, comfy shoes & a keen sense of curiosity!
Make the most of your Hunt
- Before getting to your museum of choice, check out our THATMuse blog. It is chock full of posts about every museum and theme we provide, as well as travel guides on nearby cafes, restaurants and fun things to do with kids in Paris and London! Hunters can read about their treasure before even making it to Paris or London (blog print-outs are useful for long plane rides), picking up on bonus answers before arriving at the museum – important points that may just help beat their sibling’s team! While surreptitiously planting an Art History seed!
- After you’ve visited, don’t let the learning or the fun stop! We have KidPacks available in both Paris and London filled with creative and educational activities for kids aged 5-14.
- Or why not take in a more leisurely treasure trail (after your museum hunt) around the streets of Paris? We have multiple THATRue street hunts around the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank, Marais on the Right Bank and a Harry Potter-themed hunt for witches and wizards of any age, that also explores the magic and macabre of the city’s past for everyone to enjoy.
- Following your treasure hunt you can join other THATHunters on our Gallery Page, where you can upload some team photos, scores, team name, where you’re from, etc. Not only can you compare notes on other teams’ romps, having your kids see other kids’ bonus photos may just reinforce the story of St George, or who that Venus de Milo was!
Why we do what we do
Visiting these incredible museums with families and kids can be daunting. If stretched out to a straight line, the Louvre would measure 8 miles (15 KM). The British Museum has a collection of 8 million pieces. The Natural History Museum has 80 million objects! Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre, said 80% of 35K visitors a day go straight to the Mona Lisa and then leave the museum! On busy days, given the crowds and lines, it’s hard to blame them… almost.
But that’s why we’re here, to make museum visits fun and inspirational.
Who We Are
Started in Paris in 2012 by an American (Daisy de Plume, Creative Director) & Argentine (Hernan Souto, CEO) Louvre-loving couple, you can meet the rest of the Team here. Daisy and Hernan’s culturally-confused, trilingual sons, Storsh and Balthazar, keep the kid-friendly themes light, injecting silly bonus questions for fellow kids. After all they have to pay their rent, too!