Dare you defy the Curse of Itlkilyu? Someone—or something—has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring an ancient Aztec relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Itlkilyu? Or is a serial killer on the […]
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!
San Francisco Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!
Explore San Francisco on corporate scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as North Beach, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, the San Francisco Zoo, and many more great locations - including the Tech Museum in San Jose.
Explore the historic heart of the Barbary Coast ...and the immigrant culture that has made it thrive on the North Beach and Chinatown Chase Scavenger Hunt. In Jackson Square, you’ll uncover the history of the […]
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards ...on a field trip to the Legion of Honor, in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be […]
Brace yourself for the eerie side of art ...on an ominous adventure at the de Young Museum. Steel your nerves as you go in search of such items as human skulls put to unnerving purposes, a cathedral made of […]
Treat your taste buds to an exotic adventure ...while discovering the gourmet delights of Chinatown and North Beach. This hunt features the opportunity to taste various foods throughout the neighborhood while […]
Can you deduce whodunit? Fans of murder mysteries and The Da Vinci Code will enjoy this scavenger hunt at the Legion of Honor Museum. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with […]
Can you figure out whodunit? 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 […]
You may think you know Fisherman’s Wharf... but this hunt will have you rediscover it and find hidden history and overlooked oddities. You’ll uncover secrets about old ships on Hyde Street Pier, Navy vessels […]
Uncover the shocking secrets of masterpieces ...on a whirlwind tour of the best of the de Young Museum, a stunning jewel in San Francisco’s crown. You’ll search for answers to quirky, funny questions about […]
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 […]
Go on a sultry search for nudity in art ...at the Legion of Honor art museum. You’ll scrutinize provocative paintings, startling sculptures, dazzling decorative objects, unclad athletes, a vixen-like Venus, a […]
The waterfront is a great place for a hunt! Just think of the variety: Adventurers will explore old ships on Hyde Street Pier, historic photos and gadgets in Ghirardelli Square, bizarre and entertaining […]
If you can talk to the animals, it's cheating! Prepare for a safari of surprises when kids and adults work together to explore the San Francisco Zoo. You'll discover creatures you never suspected were there—or […]
Sure, it may take a bit longer to get there, but we’ll make it well worth the trip. You’ll experience an art museum in a way you’ve never experienced before, as you search for answers to creative, humorous […]
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 […]
Kids and adults enjoy the art of adventure together ...on this whirlwind tour of the best of the de Young Museum. Our tricky, fun questions help make art accessible, surprising, and new to hunters of every age […]
Revealed: Amazing animals and their startling secrets! See the best of the San Francisco Zoo as you search for curious creatures and the most surprising, entertaining and bizarre facts about them. You'll […]
Kids and adults work together to experience an art museum in a new way, as teams search for answers to tricky, humorous questions about the more surprising and unusual works on display. No knowledge of 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 […]
Find out why Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Amazon.com, among many other tech companies, have turned to Watson Adventures for the ultimate experience in clever, sophisticated museum scavenger hunts. As […]
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 […]
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 […]
From planets to penguins, from Africa to Amazonia, from the rain forest to the Living Roof, this hunt is an adventure that takes you far from San Francisco. Your quest for natural wonders reveals the best of […]
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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.