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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:

Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!

Explore Chicago on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as the Loop, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Museum of Science & Industry, and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries.

Photo: ‘Cloud Gate,’ aka The Bean, in Millennium Park

Event:

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

Venue:
Art Institute of Chicago

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards

…on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down flying owls, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, dragons that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, and eerie figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor.

Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt—in other words, you don’t have to know Hogwarts from hog warts to win! The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It’s a great way to discover—or rediscover—the museum.

This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams will be allowed to compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Click on the button below to see the hunt calendar 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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