Can you deduce whodunit? Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your […]
Fun Games for All Groups and Occasions
Looking for a new way to bring a group together and share an adventure? Watson Adventures scavenger hunts take you on a whirlwind tour of your favorite locations. You won’t be collecting objects (drop that pigeon!), you’ll be collecting answers to tricky and humorous questions about the amazing places and unusual objects you discover. A hunt is like a walking tour spiked with caffeine! No previous knowledge is required-you just need a sharp mind and comfy shoes.
Who goes on the hunts? Who doesn’t! We’ve staged hunts for people ages 7 to 70, for all sorts of occasions—social group outings, birthday parties, family reunions, bachelorette parties, charity fundraisers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, summer camp outings, sweet 16 parties, you name it.
Our Scavenger Hunts for Kids get kids and adults working together and having fun in surprising and delightful ways, including on school and youth group field trips and summer camp outings. Teachers and other educators in particular have raved about the benefits of taking students on our School Field Trip Scavenger Hunts.
We provide a staff to run the event, hand out and explain the materials, interact with the hunters during the game, and at the end score and announce the results. For a bit more, we can also bring digital cameras for Team Photo Challenges, and we can also customize the hunt for the occasion.
Don’t see your favorite location on our site? Check out the Grab ‘n’ Go Scavenger Hunt, which can be staged virtually anywhere!
Chicago Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!
Explore Chicago on private group scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as the Loop, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park, the Museum of Science & Industry, and many more great locations.
Discover the wild, weird side of nature ...on a scavenger hunt at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, filled with surprises and delights. You’ll walk among a profusion of live butterflies. You’ll uncover the […]
Rediscover the historic heart of Chicago ...on a hunt that reveals the secrets of such places and sights as the Willis Tower, the Picasso in Daley Plaza, Millennium Park, the spectacular rooms in the Chicago […]
If you can talk to the animals...you’ll be cheating! But you certainly learn to think like one on this hunt. Kids and adults work together to discover the oddest animals and strangest facts at the Lincoln Park […]
Discover the secrets of Chicago's greatest treasure house. From paintings to pottery, from armor to amore, from Dali to dollhouse-like period rooms, from ancient Roman warriors to a former stock exchange room […]
A curator has been murdered! And he left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the artwork, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about […]
Go on an eccentric safari ...while testing your team’s ability to work together. You’ll go from ancient Egypt to the Pacific Islands, from the tundra to the forest, from Tibet to the time of dinosaurs. You’ll […]
Steel your nerves... for an ominous adventure, as you explore the creepy, eerie side of art. Artists definitely have a dark side, and you’ll discover it at your peril while searching for skulls and skeletons, […]
See Chicago through the eyes of Hollywood! The Loop has been one of Hollywood’s favorite back lots, a cinematic chameleon that has even doubled for New York. This tour takes you to numerous places where TV or […]
Like a seaside retreat right beside the city. It's an amusement park! A garden! A museum! Great views! There’s something for everyone. Discover the many places and personalities of Navy Pier, a hunt locale […]
Take an unblushing look at nudity ...at the Art Institute of Chicago. You’ll scrutinize bathing beauties, peeping Toms, sultry sirens, a muscleman who’ll ruin his birthday suit while wrestling a lion, a woman […]
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards ...on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. […]
Treat your taste buds to an adventure while exploring this eclectic, sometimes eccentric neighborhood. Highlights include Dorothy and friends in Oz Park, micro mansions, misplaced Parisians, Founding Fathers […]
The police have made a disturbing discovery! A Watson Adventures staffer has been murdered and we need your help to catch his killer. Before he died, he drew a star on the ground with his own blood. What does […]
Discover the oddest animals and strangest facts ...at the Lincoln Park Zoo. You’ll cross climates on an African safari, learn how your neck is like a twiga’s, get hissed at by cockroaches, endure howling […]
A classic scavenger hunt with a twist! If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt, we have one—with very unusual challenges for things to collect and team photos to take that will exercise your […]
This much fun must defy the laws of physics. You’d never suspect that the Museum of Science and Industry contained so many crazy, amazing, and amusing sights and facts, revealed on this madcap tour. If you […]
Chicago has never been so...loopy! Introduce kids to the historic heart of Chicago on a hunt that reveals the secrets of such places and sights as the Picasso in Daley Plaza, Millennium Park, the spectacular […]
A crazed killer is on the loose! And it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt at the Art Institute of Chicago, and if you can solve it, you'll discover his name, the weapon he used, […]
See the best of downtown Chicago ...on a whirlwind tour that reveals the secrets of such places as the Loop, Union Station, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, the Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the […]
Based on a Sherlock Holmes story... An eminent cryptographer has been found shot dead in her office, alongside the body of an unidentified foreigner. The scholar's husband was also critically wounded. The […]
Solving a murder is not a trivial pursuit. Just after writing a trivia quiz, a Watson Adventures staffer was murdered, and we need your help to catch his killer. Before he died, he drew a star on the ground […]
Have a Field day! Kids and adults work together on a whirlwind tour of the Field Museum, taking you around the world as well as back in time. Starring mighty mites, man-eating lions, amazing mummies, awesome […]
See the best of Navy Pier, from the Ferris wheel to the giant anchor at the very end, while searching for answers to tricky, humorous questions. Highlights include Navy Pier Park with its carousel and other […]
It’s an amazing race while remaining in place! The Trivia Slam is a rousing contest that can be played almost anywhere. Better than a conventional pub quiz, this battle of wits and nerve brings forth the […]
If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned classic scavenger hunt, we have one of those too—but with very unusual challenges for things to collect and team photos to take that will exercise your brain and your […]
Explore this charming, eclectic neighborhood, centering on Oz Park. To answer our tricky, humorous questions, your team will have to investigate Dorothy and friends in Oz Park, jaw-dropping micro mansions, […]
Do you have a group where English isn’t the primary language of many or all of the members? We still have a hunt for you! Most of our scavenger hunts, in both museums and great neighborhoods, are available in […]
Lights, camera, action! On this hunt, you’ll see the best of Chicago by visiting places familiar and obscure that have taken a turn as backdrops for movie and TV scenes. Travel by limo or mass transit as you […]
For a feast for the eyes, take on the Art Institute of Chicago in this variety-filled hunt. Kids and adults work together to search for wacky paintings, scary armor, tiny dollhouse-like rooms for kings and […]
A great way to get acquainted (and get a little crazy) Brides-to-be, bridesmaids, and other guests will go in search of objects and take team photos in a neighborhood of your choice, with each challenge […]
You’re about to begin a strange experiment... At the Museum of Science & Industry, kids and adults will work together to explore a World War II German submarine, a vintage 1930s train, a Boeing 727, the Apollo […]
Want the thrill of the great outdoors while remaining indoors? Head to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The hunt holds many delights and surprises: You’ll walk among a profusion of live butterflies. The […]
Private Scavenger Hunt Inquiries
Are Private hunts not what you need?
Company outings with a dash of culture. Colleagues get better acquainted and build teamwork on our corporate scavenger hunts. Available anywhere.