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:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!

Explore Philadelphia on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as Old City, the Independence Hall area, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, Reading Terminal Market, the Philadelphia Zoo, New Hope and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries.

Explore the games via the dropdown menus, or scroll through the list, or just go to the hunt calendar to see the schedule get in the game!

Photo: James and Dolly Madison’s house, Society Hill


The Munch Around the Market Scavenger Hunt

Reading Terminal Market & Vicinity

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 neighborhood. Highlights include…

  • America’s oldest ice cream vendor
  • Philly’s most endangered cheesesteak (and a related gaffe by a presidential candidate)
  • a Chinatown building from the year 4668
  • the tiny towns outside the Transit Museum
  • a historic organ in an unexpected place
  • a secret beneath City Hall
  • such delightful dishes as artisanal chocolates, sinful cheesecakes, fried dumplings, soft pretzels, cappuccino, cupcakes, roast pork, moon cake, Amish baked goods, and more.

Each team needs to bring a digital camera to document your munching adventures. The price does not include food purchases, because we want you to have a wide range of options to suit your taste, your budget, and your diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy. (You’ll probably spend less than $10.) During the winter and in the case of bad weather, this hunt will be held entirely indoors. Click on the button below to see the hunt schedule and get in the game!

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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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