Can you deduce whodunit? Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your […]
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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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
A curator has been murdered! And he left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the artwork, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about […]
Steel your nerves... for an ominous adventure, as you explore the creepy, eerie side of art. Artists definitely have a dark side, and you’ll discover it at your peril while searching for skulls and skeletons, […]
See Chicago through the eyes of Hollywood! The Loop has been one of Hollywood’s favorite back lots, a cinematic chameleon that has even doubled for New York. This tour takes you to numerous places where TV or […]
Take an unblushing look at nudity ...at the Art Institute of Chicago. You’ll scrutinize bathing beauties, peeping Toms, sultry sirens, a muscleman who’ll ruin his birthday suit while wrestling a lion, a woman […]
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. […]
Treat your taste buds to an adventure while exploring this eclectic, sometimes eccentric neighborhood. Highlights include Dorothy and friends in Oz Park, micro mansions, misplaced Parisians, Founding Fathers […]
Discover the oddest animals and strangest facts ...at the Lincoln Park Zoo. You’ll cross climates on an African safari, learn how your neck is like a twiga’s, get hissed at by cockroaches, endure howling […]
This much fun must defy the laws of physics. You’d never suspect that the Museum of Science & Industry contained so many crazy, amazing, and amusing sights and facts, revealed on this madcap tour. If you like […]
Chicago has never been so...loopy! Introduce kids to the historic heart of Chicago on a hunt that reveals the secrets of such places and sights as the Picasso in Daley Plaza, Millennium Park, the spectacular […]
A crazed killer is on the loose! And it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt at the Art Institute of Chicago, and if you can solve it, you'll discover his name, the weapon he used, […]
Based on a Sherlock Holmes story... An eminent cryptographer has been found shot dead in her office, alongside the body of an unidentified foreigner. The scholar's husband was also critically wounded. The […]
Have a Field day! Kids and adults work together on a whirlwind tour of the Field Museum, taking you around the world as well as back in time. Starring mighty mites, man-eating lions, amazing mummies, awesome […]
If you can talk to the animals...you’ll be cheating! But you certainly learn to think like one on this hunt. Kids and adults work together to discover the oddest animals and strangest facts at the Lincoln […]
You’re about to begin a strange experiment... At the Museum of Science & Industry, kids and adults will work together to explore a World War II German submarine, a vintage 1930s train, a Boeing 727, the […]
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!
Are Public hunts not what you need?
Company outings with a dash of culture. Colleagues get better acquainted and build teamwork on our corporate scavenger hunts. Available anywhere.