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Public Scavenger Hunts

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Explore Your City on a Scavenger Hunt

You’re not collecting objects (drop that pigeon!), you’re searching for answers to tricky, humorous questions that help you see a museum, neighborhood, or other cool place with new eyes.

Anyone can get in the game! The scavenger hunts take place on weekends and are played on teams of up to six people. No knowledge of any hunt location is required—all you need is a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes. More than 150,000 hunters served since 1999.

Advance purchase is required for all hunts. To purchase tickets online, select a city or a hunt and go to the hunt calendar. To purchase tickets by phone, call OvationTix at 866-811-4111 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time). Please note that there is a $1 surcharge for phone orders.

Hunts for Corporate Team Building Hunts & Private Groups

Boost morale, build teamwork and have fun with your colleagues on our Corporate Scavenger Hunts.

Celebrate a birthday, have a party with friends and family, go on a great school field trip, raise money for a charity—our Private Group Scavenger Hunts are great for all occasions.

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Scavenger Hunt Location:

New York City

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New York Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!

Explore Manhattan and Brooklyn on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as Greenwich Village, Grand Central, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries. Private hunts for groups are available anywhere and anytime; hunts for the general public, for adults and for families, are available every weekend.

On teams of up to six people, you’ll follow clues and answer tricky, humorous questions. No previous knowledge is necessary—you just need a good teamwork and comfy shoes. Click outside this box to start exploring, or see the Public Hunts FAQ.

Corporate Team-Building Hunts and Other Private Hunts Available

Boost morale, build teamwork and have fun with your colleagues on our New York City Corporate Scavenger Hunts.

Celebrate a birthday, have a party with friends and family, go on a great school field trip, raise money for a charity—our New York City Private Group Scavenger Hunts are great for all occasions.

For private hunts on Long Island and in Westchester County, NY, see New York Suburbs.

Photo: The famous bull at Bowling Green, near Wall Street

Event:

The Cats vs. Dogs Family Scavenger Hunt

Venue:
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Ultimate Showdown Between Cats and Dogs

Kids and adults work together to chase down cats and dogs hidden in works of art throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You’ll search for misbehaving hounds, a silver wild cat from the ancient Middle East, a poor pooch serving as a seat, a ferocious feline from Peru, a disturbed dog witnessing a prank, an African dog acting like a horse, hungry cats eyeing birds, and a cranky kitty being teased by terrible tots. Those are just a few of the highlights. Whoever said curiosity killed the cat never went on this scavenger hunt.

Your pack will find their enthusiasm unleashed and their tails wagging. You’d be barking mad not to enjoy it: this game is the cat’s meow for art lovers and animal lovers of all stripes.

The hunt is for ages seven and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase required. Click the button below to see the hunt schedule and find more fun!

All tickets include admission to the museum. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a discount to Met members because the museum explicitly tells us that participation in group events not sponsored by the museum, such as our hunts, are not a benefit of membership. The Met charges us for your participation, so museum admission must be included in every ticket we sell. Just think of it as a donation to a cause you like to support!

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How to Buy Tickets

  • Click the button below to see the calendar for this hunt. Pick a date.
  • Buy a ticket online or give us a call at 877-9-GO-HUNT, extension 22.
  • Look for an email with a link to your e-ticket.
  • Print the e-ticket, with meeting place info and bring it to the hunt!
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