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Out of the Box Events Takes Students on a History-Filled Scavenger Hunt to Madame Tussauds Hollywood


How can we teach high school kids about History without making them roll their eyes in boredom? Wax statues, of course. Out of the Box Events has created a new series of educational scavenger hunts at the world-renowned Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

Hollywood, CA, April 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- How can we teach high school kids about History, Hispanic Heritage, World Leaders and Black History without making them roll their eyes in boredom?

Wax statues, of course.

Kristin Castle, CEO of Out of the Box Events, has created a new series of educational scavenger hunts at the world-renowned Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Throughout these unique, exciting tours students will hunt through the wax museum answering questions on six academic themes – giving kids the opportunity to learn while having a ton of fun (and if not a ton, at least a few pounds).

The hunts are based on the U.S. Department of Education National Standards for Social Studies and the National Standards for Arts Education. Themes include: World History, Super Heroes - Real and Fiction, Black History, Hollywood History, and Hispanic Heritage. Students get to enjoy history by "meeting" famous figures and learning through entertainment. It’s a teacher’s dream.

Founded in 2007, Out of the Box Events has created fun, customized, team-building hunts for a slew of diverse clients including the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, eHarmony and Bloomingdales. The innovative clues are written to inspire collaboration and cooperation between coworkers. Often, teams must learn about each other to solve the answers, resulting in a positive, bond-building experience. Further, each event is tailored to the specific needs and desires of the client, a level of personalization offered exclusively by Out of the Box Events.

Out of the Box Events also produces a variety of public scavenger hunts in the L.A. area, each designed to showcase the local history and culture. Recent hunts included the spine-tingling Original Haunted Hollywood Hunt, the quirky and colorful Venice Beach Unveiled Hunt and the cheery Rodeo Drive Holiday Hunt, a Los Angeles Times “Editor’s Pick.”

Madame Tussaud’s Educational Scavenger Hunts have already garnered great success among Los Angeles teachers. Barbara Gordon of Helen Bernstein High said, “This was such a hit. I love the way we walked through the exhibit. The scavenger hunt created its own rhythm and engaged every student. It is a win win for everyone. I have never seen the kids so happy on a field trip!” Debra Hicks of Virgil Middle School raved, "I thought I would have a good time...I didn't...I had a Great Time. It was one of the funniest things I have done in about a year.”

Because of this growing success, Out of the Box Events is now opening up their educational scavenger hunt services to new venues throughout the United States. They can create a fun-filled academic hunt for any museum, stadium, observatory, aquarium or theater.

To schedule an interview with Kristin Castle or for more info about Out of the Box Events’ customized scavenger hunts please contact info@outoftheboxevents.net

Teachers may email Madame Tussauds Hollywood at education@madametussaudshw.com to book a group of 15 or more.

Contact: Katie Rosen at (323) 799-1374

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