Dare you defy the Curse of Itlkilyu? Someone—or something—has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring an ancient Aztec relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Itlkilyu? Or is a serial killer on the […]
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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San Francisco Is All a Game on a Scavenger Hunt!
Explore San Francisco on public scavenger hunts that reveal the best of such places as North Beach, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, the San Francisco Zoo, and many more great locations. Plus special theme hunts feature gourmet food, ghost stories and haunted locations, and murder mysteries.
Explore the historic heart of the Barbary Coast ...and the immigrant culture that has made it thrive. In Jackson Square, you’ll uncover the history of the city’s oldest and handsomest buildings, survivors of […]
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards ...on a field trip to the Legion of Honor, in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be […]
See the eeriest art at the de Young Museum ...on this ominous scavenger hunt adventure. Steel your nerves as you go in search of such items as human skulls put to unnerving purposes, a cathedral made of ammo, […]
Treat your taste buds to an exotic adventure ...while discovering the gourmet delights of Chinatown and North Beach. This hunt features the opportunity to taste various foods throughout the neighborhood while […]
Can you deduce whodunit? Fans of murder mysteries and The Da Vinci Code will enjoy this scavenger hunt at the Legion of Honor Museum. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with […]
You may think you know Fisherman’s Wharf... but this hunt will have you rediscover it and find hidden history and overlooked oddities. You’ll uncover secrets about old ships on Hyde Street Pier, Navy vessels […]
Go on a sultry search for nudity in art ...at the Legion of Honor art museum. You’ll scrutinize provocative paintings, startling sculptures, dazzling decorative objects, unclad athletes, a vixen-like Venus, a […]
If you can talk to the animals... it’s cheating, at least on this surprising safari where kids and adults work together to explore the San Francisco Zoo. Discover creatures you never suspected were there—or […]
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 […]
Revealed: Amazing animals and their strangest secrets! See the best of the San Francisco Zoo as you search for curious creatures and the most surprising, entertaining and bizarre facts about them. You'll […]
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.