Iter Musaicum

A Latin Scavenger Hunt for High School Students at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Greek And Roman

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Greco-Roman Galleries. © The Metropolitan Museum 

Saturday, December 5, 11am-1pm


High school students are invited to experience Latin as a living language while exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Greco-Roman galleries at the Paideia Institute's Iter Musaicum. Students will compete in small teams to complete a Latin scavenger hunt designed to guide them through the galleries. Paideia staff members will be stationed throughout the museum to introduce participants to specific works of art and engage participants in Latin conversation. Scavenger hunt winners will receive prizes inspired by the classical world.

Students with a year or more of high school Latin are welcome. Latin teachers and professors are encouraged to attend with their students to participate and learn about spoken language pedagogy.

Students and their teachers are welcome to join the Paideia staff for lunch in the Metropolitan Museum Cafeteria after the scavenger hunt.


The event will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY. Participants should arrive at 11am and enter at the 81st Street group entrance, where a Paideia staff member will check in participants before bringing the group to the gallery.  


All participants must register and pay in advance by Monday, November 23rd using this online form. The cost of the event is $30/person and includes admissions to the museum but does not include lunch. Space is limited; the registration fee must be paid by the November 23rd deadline to secure a spot at the event. The registration fee is non-refundable. 

Limited scholarships are available for students with financial need.

Please direct questions to [email protected] or call 609.429.0734