The wizarding world is full of fantastic beasts…

…and it’s up to you to find them. Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books, this new scavenger hunt adventure unveils the extraordinary—and the seemingly ordinary—at the American Museum of Natural History.

A not-so-renowned wizard and scholar is writing a field guide to rival a certain wizard’s now legendary textbook on magical creatures, and you’ll be given a sneak preview. Find beasts that could only be things of magic, and some you never suspected could be, from the deepest ocean to the highest mountain. On your quest, you’ll…

  • Learn how zebras got their stripes
  • Fawn over a tiny, cuddly cousin to dragons
  • Find the creature Muggles call the dodo bird (Silly Muggles!)
  • Discover the power of dressing like a magic monster
  • Swim with tubular creatures that couldn’t possibly exist without magic
  • Meet the animal inspirations for Hogwarts Houses

Along the way on this awesome scavenger hunt, complete a unique bonus challenge by identifying the fanciful features of a beast the wizard swears he encountered in the wild—and narrowly escaped with his life!

Fans of our Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at the Met will love this new scavenger hunt, available as a public hunt or for private groups. This game is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 10 and up. Advance purchase required. Click here (or on the button below) to see the hunt schedule and get in the game!

Early Bird pricing applies to purchases made by noon on the Wednesday before the hunt.