See the best of the Philadelphia Zoo ...as you discover creatures you never suspected were there—or anywhere! The Philadelphia Zoo is just the right size for a great hunt: In just two hours, you can cover […]
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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Philadelphia Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!
Explore Philadelphia on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as Center City, the Independence Hall area, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, Reading Terminal Market, the Philadelphia Zoo, New Hope, PA, and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries.
Photo: James and Dolly Madison’s house, Society Hill
BOO! Sorry to startle you, but you might as well brace yourself now for this eerie adventure. Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of […]
A curator has been murdered! And he left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to […]
Ever try time travel? Go back to colonial times and the tumult of 1776 on a scavenger hunt that reveals the best of Philadelphia’s historic core. Through tricky and humorous questions, you’ll see the historic […]
Brace yourself for the eerie side of art ...on an ominous adventure at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Steel your nerves as you go in search of such items as a devil that terrorized church ladies, a peasant […]
Better bring your favorite hex, because the historic buildings and byways of this town are rife with cranky poltergeists. Be careful not to rile the restless Revolutionary War soldiers, the many ghosts in an […]
Can you figure out who dunnit? Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off Franklin Institute staffers involved in the recent discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This “infernal machine” […]
Take an unblushing look at nudity ...at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, extra-large bathers, a sultry sea monster, saints with shocking piercings, and a […]
Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Starring the spirits of 1776 in Independence Hall, Ben Franklin (of course), the Hag of Pine Street, […]
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 […]
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards ...on a field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. […]
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 […]
Looking for a fun hunt and a great day trip? The historic town of Princeton—where George Washington defeated the British—and the stunning campus of Princeton University combine to provide a hunt landscape […]
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.