Scavenger Hunts at The Legion of Honor Museum

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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

Step into an enchanted world…

…when you search the Legion of Honor for art that echoes characters, places, and magical objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down—and answer tricky, humorous questions about—Dumbledore doppelgangers, bizarre creatures, slithering serpents, swinging swords, men who might remind you of Nearly Headless Nick, trophies that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, and eerie figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor.

Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. It’s not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures; instead, references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It’s a great way to discover—or rediscover—the museum.

The hunt is suitable for ages 10 and up. For ages 7 and up, a Junior Wizards Edition is also available.


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  • adults
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THE ART ATTACK SCAVENGER HUNT

Go on an extraordinary team-building adventure across several centuries of art in a palatial setting, at the Legion of Honor Museum. You’ll compete by following clues to discover the strangest, quirkiest, most remarkable masterpieces in the galleries and answering humorous questions about what you find.

Along the way, you might discover…

  • A mouse disguised as a Chinese dish
  • An unusually plucky instrument
  • A plate of bees attacking a bear
  • A stargazing maiden by Bologna (but not the lunch meat)
  • A rude awakening by a blacksmith

Plus, frogmen, a nasty parrot, and much more. But don’t worry—you don’t need to know anything about the art to play or to win. You just need to pay attention to the details and use your wits.

This is the perfect off-site activity for a group looking to have an unusual experience. Even the grumps who don’t like games will get hooked by the great art and amusing questions. Trust us: that’s been true for countless groups since our first hunt here in 2005.

We also offer a version designed for kids and adults to play together. It has earned raves from revelers on school field trips, camp outings, and birthday parties.


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  • adults
  • indoor

THE MURDER AT THE LEGION OF HONOR SCAVENGER HUNT

Who did it on this whodunit?

Fans of mysteries and The Da Vinci Code will enjoy this scavenger hunt that centers on a murdered curator who left behind a trail of cryptic clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you’ll piece together a shady tale that involves greed, lust, pride, revenge, and treachery—all revolving around the museum’s planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Find out what the victim knew, and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder.

This is one of our most challenging hunts, but no knowledge of the museum or its art is necessary: you just need a sharp mind and comfy shoes.


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