Public Scavenger Hunts


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:

San Francisco Bay Area


San Francisco Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!

Explore San Francisco on public 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, the Computer History Museum, and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature murder mystery and gourmet food.


The Fright at the Museum Scavenger Hunt

De Young Museum

See the eeriest art at the de Young Museum

…on this ominous scavenger hunt adventure. Steel your nerves as you go in search of such items as human skulls put to unnerving purposes, a cathedral made of ammo, rabid and randy dogs, a lethal ballgame, shamans with superpowers, creepy masks, tableware with a “kill hole,” a party for cannibals, and a “Lullaby League” that could dunk you in a “blood tub.” When you ascend the museum’s tower…you might feel as if you’re being sent to “The Tower.” After this whirlwind tour you’ll never look at the de Young Museum in quite the same way. (Note: This hunt was previously named the Art of Darkness Hunt.)

Click on the button below to see the hunt schedule…if you dare!

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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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