BOO! Sorry to startle you, but you better get used to it if you’re joining this hunt, taking you to ghost-plagued buildings around and near the White House while learning the stories of the restless souls you […]
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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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.
If America had a giant attic... the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History would be it—and it provides the location for our most eclectic hunt. The galleries are packed with memorabilia […]
Can you deduce whodunit? Someone—or something—has been bumping off staffers at the National Museum of American History who were involved in the discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This […]
Can you deduce whodunnit? A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid […]
Brace yourself for the eerie side of art ...on an ominous adventure at the National Gallery of Art. Steel your nerves as you go in search of a terminal toreador, haunting hunters, the charming scene of a […]
Take an unblushing look at nudity in art ...at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Highlights include a tempting she-devil, an Eve who’d get you to bite an apple, a giddy drinker, native men with no need for […]
Go a sultry search for nudity in art ...at Washington's great National Gallery of Art. Every tricky question on this hunt involves nudity, whether you are looking for naughty nymphs, a sea-monster surfer, […]
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. […]
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the National Gallery of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be […]
If you can talk to the animals, you’ll be cheating ...on this hunt at the National Zoo. You don’t need to be a zoologist to win—you just need your wits and good teamwork to solve the tricky, humorous […]
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 […]
Hunt for dinosaurs, diamonds, a flossing bison... stuffed tigers, live insects, a vampire, mummies, and a charred bone from a real murder mystery, all in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On […]
Explore Charm City's most charming waterfront neighborhood! Dating back to Colonial times, this charming Baltimore neighborhood offers an exciting mix of cobblestone streets, 19th-century buildings, historic […]
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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