If you can talk to the animals, you’ll be cheating ...on this fast-paced and fun tour of the best of the Philadelphia Zoo. It's just the right size for a great hunt: In just two hours, you can cover most of […]
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!
Philadelphia Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!
Explore Philadelphia on private group scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as Center City, the Independence Hall area, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, Reading Terminal Market, the Philadelphia Zoo, and many more great locations. Plus, we have hunts that explore New Hope and other suburban towns.
BOO! Sorry to startle you, but you might as well brace yourself now for this eerie adventure. You'll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you […]
A curator has been murdered! And he left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece […]
Discover secrets and surprises in art ...on a whirlwind tour of the best of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Your team will decipher tricky, humorous clues that guide your throughout the museum. You’ll explore […]
Ever try time travel? This hunt takes you back to colonial times and the tumult of 1776. You’ll explore the restored historic houses and other sites where independence was born, including Independence Hall, […]
Recommended by GoCityKids.com! Here’s a kid-friendly version of our popular adult hunt. If you think you know Old Philadelphia—from Society Hill to Old City—then prepare to be surprised. This fun and funny […]
Brace yourself for the eerie side of art ...on an ominous adventure at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Steel your nerves as you go in search of such items as a devil that terrorized church ladies, a peasant […]
Better bring your favorite hex, because the historic buildings and byways of this town are rife with cranky poltergeists. Be careful not to rile the restless Revolutionary War soldiers, the many ghosts in an […]
If your group is involved with science or finds human ingenuity and creativity fascinating, then you need to discover our hunt at the Franklin Institute. This large museum is renowned for its exciting, […]
You’ll need Ben Franklin’s craftiness to search out answers to tricky questions about such things as a full-size gigantic locomotive, an Air Force jet, a mad scientist’s electric device that you spark to life, […]
Can you figure out whodunit? Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off Franklin Institute staffers involved in the recent discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This “infernal machine” has a […]
Take an unblushing look at nudity ...at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, extra-large bathers, a sultry sea monster, saints with shocking piercings, and a […]
Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Starring the spirits of 1776 in Independence Hall, Ben Franklin (of course), the Hag of Pine Street, […]
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 […]
You can literally taste victory... as you tackle tricky questions while sampling the best foods in the Reading Terminal Market and nearby Chinatown. You'll also discover other delightful surprises in the […]
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 this mean? It turns out that the victim […]
Uncover the secrets of Reading Terminal ...and its neighborhood, including Chinatown and along Market Stree. You’ll discover... America’s oldest ice cream vendor Philly’s most endangered cheesesteak (and a […]
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 […]
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards ...on a field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. […]
Recommended by GoCityKids.com! Kids and adults work together to discover the secrets of all kinds of art, starring knights in armor, munching monks, puzzling jugs, dragons with bad breath, surprising sea […]
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 […]
Recommended by GoCityKids.com! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of the zoo, from ants to apes. Highlights include the Pachyderm House, the Rare Animal Conservation Center, Bear Country, the […]
Take on Center City ...on a whirlwind tour that hits the most interesting locations, be they famous or obscure. Using either limousines or mass transit (including the Philly Phlash in summer), hunters will […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s sink or swim ...on this hunt through the state-of-the-art Adventure Aquarium, as kids and adults work together to explore a wide variety of exhibits, environments, and surprising sea creatures. Highlights […]
Discover the most intriguing sights, scenes, buildings, and byways of this historic town, from river to canal, from patriots to pop artists. Make it a mystery! We can customize this hunt to include an […]
It’s sink or swim on this hunt... through the state-of-the-art Adventure Aquarium, featuring a wide array of exhibits, environments, and surprising sea creatures. Highlights include Penguin Island, 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 […]
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 […]
The relatively small but impressively displayed collection at the Independence Seaport Museum makes great material for a short hunt, particularly for kids and families. (We know: We’ve staged a bar mitzvah […]
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Company outings with a dash of culture. Colleagues get better acquainted and build teamwork on our corporate scavenger hunts. Available anywhere.