Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 and up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately.

Watson Adventures’ High Line at Sunset Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in the Meatpacking District! Sunset is the most dramatic time to enjoy the views atop New York’s newest, utterly unique park, the High Line, built atop an old elevated railway. This becomes the spine of your quest to explore the Meatpacking District, the trendy “new” neighborhood that has sprung from an area of warehouses and historic buildings. You’ll experience assorted chic sights, rough-and-tumble textures, savory tastes and enticing aromas. Aside from a stroll along the High Line’s gardens amidst old rails, highlights include the Chelsea Market, glitzy new restaurants, boutiques, a hotel that took in survivors from the Titanic, movie locations, the block where Alexander Hamilton died, and more.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Family Scavenger Hunt

Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park. Kids and adults work together to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought, and planned his fatal duel. No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or the Wall Street area is necessary! You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes to follow a trail of clues to discover fascinating historical places and answer tricky, fun questions about what you find. Whether you’re a fan of the hit Broadway musical or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll enjoy this scavenger hunt.

New! Watson Adventures’ Super Powers Scavenger Hunt

Walk in the footsteps of heroes as you visit places in midtown Manhattan that have served as locations in famous superhero movies such as the Avengers, Spiderman and the Fantastic Four. You’ll seek answers tricky, humorous questions about the secrets you uncover, plus be challenged to take team photos that show off your own super powers. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required. Questions?

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Metropolitan Museum! 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 tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunnit.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt featuring Alexander Hamilton! Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park, to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought and planned his fatal duel. Highlights include Hamilton’s grave, the site of his home on Wall Street, Federal Hall, Fraunces Tavern where Hamilton worked as Secretary of the Treasury, Pearl Street, which was part of the route of his funeral procession, the site of his law office, and more. Whether you’re a fan of the Broadway musical or the book that inspired it, or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll love this scavenger hunt. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt

Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You’ll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for “ghost” trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required. Questions?

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Metropolitan Museum! 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 tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunnit.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt in Central Park! See the best of Central Park and discover places you might otherwise never find. Highlights include a bird sanctuary (find out why birds won’t go near it), the Carousel, the Dairy, Strawberry Fields (almost named for Bing Crosby!), the Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, the Mall, and the Bethesda Fountain. Along the way, you’ll uncover hidden messages, secret symbols, writing in the sky, movie and TV locations, hidden history and Balto the wonder dog. Advance purchase is required.