Iter Musaicum

A Latin Scavenger Hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday December 7, 11am-1pm



High school and college 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 while interacting with the Paideia Institute's Latin-speaking guides. Scavenger hunt winners will receive prizes inspired by the ancient world for their Latin classes.

Students at all levels of 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 by 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, December 2. 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 December 3 deadline to secure a spot at the event. The registration fee is non-refundable. 

Limited scholarships are available for students with financial need.