A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections.

Working in teams of 3-6 people, you follow the clues through the museum, collecting pieces of information while piecing together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery.

Tickets are $65.00 + HST per person for everything your group will need to enjoy the hunt, including admission to the Royal Ontario Museum. After your adventure, use your museum admission to explore more of the ROM’s world famous collections.

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Please note: The Murder at the ROM scavenger hunt is not associated with the ROM, but is strictly a product of Urban Capers, and any questions relating to the product, location, etc. should be directed to Urban Capers.

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    Player Capacity

    This hunt can handle groups from 20 to 200.

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    Date and Time

    Choose any date and start time for this hunt, 7 days a week, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. The Museum closes daily at 5:30pm.

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    Murder at the ROM is $65/person plus HST. This includes entry to the museum.

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    Event Time

    2.5 hours – 2 hours for the hunt and 30 mins for intro/conclusion.

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    Caper Type

    The hunt involves individual clues and an overarching murder mystery to be solved.


Murder at the ROM has been running for over 4 years, and more than a thousand groups have completed it. The hunt has been perfectly fine tuned after so many play sessions, so it is easy to understand, but hard to master.


Teams receive a hunt package:
a clue book, suspect list (for mysteries), map, etc. Our hosts get players in the mood and ready to play and then send them off!

Teams have two hours to explore the museum, tracking down and solving clues, seeking answers and completing challenges.

To wrap up, teams are scored, a winner is declared. The winner receives the coveted Golden Magnifying Glass.

Yes, Murder at the ROM is a perfect introduction to Urban Capers.
Your group will be brought into the ROM together, and given a detailed introduction by our hunt hosts, but once the hunt starts, groups will separate into smaller teams to solve the mystery. We have created multiple routes for each hunt, with different starting points, so teams will not be not be following one another.
Once you have decided on a date and time, and spoken with our dedicated event planners, and are ready to book, we have a simple process. We ask for a 50% deposit on your estimated player count, which secured the booking. From there, you have up to a week before the event to adjust your headcount.
Our hunts are finely tuned and well tested to ensure maximum fun for all. Therefore, we do not encourage changes to the hunt route, or specific questions.

We are happy to change the start or ending location to suit your needs, and include special announcements in the introduction or conclusion.

Yes, at the end of the hunt, we will present the winning team with the much coveted golden magnifying glass (1 per team.)

However, some groups prefer to offer additional prizes to the winning team, or even to all participants. If you wish to do so, you can simply give the prizes to our hunt hosts at the beginning of the event and they will award them to the winners at the end of the hunt.