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:

Washington, D.C.


Washington D.C. Is All a Gameon a Scavenger Hunt!

Explore Washington, D.C., on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as the White House area, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American History, the Air & Space Museums, the National Museum of Natural History, the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Georgetown, the National Zoo, and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries.


The Secrets of Georgetown Scavenger Hunt


See the best of Georgetown while uncovering amazing tales and nooks (but not crannies). One of the best things about this hunt is its variety, covering parts of the neighborhood’s three distinct personalities. Highlights include a 19th-century canal (and maybe a mule or two), chic shops in historic buildings on M Street, JFK’s first Washington home (and the neighbor honored by reporters for providing coffee in the cold), the birthplace of the computer, a former prison that Lincoln visited, the Old Stone House and its tranquil garden, “sunken” houses, magnificent mansions, movie locations, hidden alleys, a tavern where Founding Fathers tippled, and a bar that was the birthplace of a famous cheesy song.


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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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