Event - 13th Annual Panorama Challenge

13th Annual Panorama Challenge

04.17.20, 5:00 pm

This event has been postponed. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we encourage you to check our website and social media channels for regular updates, including new online programs, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens Museum in due course. 


Join us for the 13th Annual  Panorama Challenge! Once again, The City Reliquary, Queens Museum, and The Levys’ Unique New York! have partnered for an exciting evening of trivia with the whole city at your feet. Meet us at the world’s largest architectural scale model – The Panorama of the City of New York.


Doors 5pm, Open Museum Galleries 5-7pm, Game 7pm


On the occasion of this year’s Panorama Challenge the Queens Museum’s galleries will be open after hours from 5-7pm, so that participants can visit the newly opened exhibition season, which features a wide range of perspectives and explorations on the city of New York.  Exhibition on view include After the Plaster Foundation, Ridgewood Reservoir for the 21st Century, and Bruce Davidson: People in Public Places. Make sure to visit the exhibitions and expect a few related questions on the trivia!


Panorama Challenge quizzes players on all things NYC. MC Gary Dennis reads questions while our judges highlight clues on the Panorama using lasers (well, laser pointers). Players in teams of 10 (or so) use those clues (and musical hints!) to determine the correct answer. Quizmaster Jonathan Turer returns for his eighth year with another batch of new questions.


Teams may organize as Panorama Challengers or Panorama Pros. Challengers are first‐timers or those who have not dedicated their lives to the study of NYC. Their questions will be easier!  Pros are returning contestants and diehard students of our city’s hidden corners. They answer twice as many questions per round (60 total!) Friendly tour guides from The Levys’ Unique New York! will help match contestants to teams.


The winning Pro team will join the ranks of legendary past winners when its name is etched on the Panorama Challenge Trophy housed at the Queens Museum.