Scavenger Hunts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Scavenger Hunts at The L.A. County Museum of Art

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The LACMA Mania Scavenger Hunt

The wildest way to see amazing art

You’ll search high and low in the varied buildings of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, taking a trip through history and cultures. The LACMA has the most eclectic collection in town, so there’s something for everyone—from ancient Egypt to modern California, from the Italian Renaissance to the Harlem Renaissance, from delicate, quirky Japanese netsuke to big, bold sculptures by Rodin and contemporary artists.

Along the way, you might discover…

  • A boy engaged in fowl play
  • A goddess who’s gone too far with the SlimFast
  • A Mexican warrior who gives new meaning to the term “fashion victim”
  • Kittens hitching a ride with a famous sailor
  • A campy celeb who said oui, oui to a famous French painting

You don’t need to know anything about art to answer the questions—you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes.

Many a corporate group has enjoyed this hunt as a team-building activity. The LACMA itself even commissioned us to create a hunt in 2018 for Free-for-All Day. Find out what fun you’ve been missing!


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The Murder at the LACMA Scavenger Hunt

This game will keep you guessing till the very end

At the start of this scavenger hunt, you find yourself smack in the middle of a crime scene at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A Watson Adventures staffer has been murdered, and it’s up to your team to catch his killer. Here’s your first clue: before he died, the victim used his own blood to draw a star on the ground. What was he trying to tell us?

As you solve the puzzle he left behind, you’ll learn about his dangerous double life—and try to prevent a catastrophic international incident. You’ll also uncover the secrets of the museum, finding details in art that turn out to be part of a cryptic code. The fate of the free world may depend on your team’s ability to decipher the clues and work together.


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  • kids
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The Whodunit Scavenger Hunt

Solve the mystery—stop the killer!

Take a leisurely tour of the museum another time. Right now, there’s no time to waste because a killer is on the loose and it’s up to you to stop him. This diabolical mastermind created a scavenger hunt to taunt the authorities, but they’ve reached a dead end (so to speak) and need your help. Follow the clues to examine all kinds of art and answer tricky questions to suss out the murder weapon, the location of the body, and the killer’s identity.

This game isn’t as challenging as the Murder at the LACMA Scavenger Hunt, so it’s a particularly good choice for team building with mixed groups. A Kids Edition, for children ages 10 and up to do with adults, is also available.


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The LACMA Mania Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Adults shouldn’t be the only ones having fun!

A kids’ version of our popular LACMA Mania Scavenger Hunt is also available. On teams, kids and adults work together to answer the clever, funny questions and race to the finish line.

It’s a crowd-pleaser for even the hardest-to-please kids (and adults), making it a terrific choice for birthday parties, school field trips, camp outings, family reunions, and many other group activities. Recommended for ages 7 and up, with at least one adult per team.


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