Harry Potter and the Goblet of Totally Obscure Trivia

Knights from the Great Hall in HogwartsSometimes at Hogwarts the paintings just won’t shut up. You won’t have that problem on our Wizard School Scavenger Hunts in art museums in seven cities across the country, in which you’ll discover art that mirrors the world of Harry Potter.

Your search will uncover Snape-like potion masters, magical creatures that could prowl the Forbidden Forest, dragons by the score and much more. Get your wand ready for Wizard hunts on August 16 in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and fall hunts in those cities plus Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

But you don’t have to wait until the weekend for the fun to begin: we’ve rounded up unusual Harry Potter trivia to inspire you. We’ve scoured Pottermore, the official website for all things Potter, and read interviews with creator J.K. Rowling and found some interesting tidbits—from backstories to life in a post-Voldemort era.

McGonagall: Hearthrob?

Minerva McGonagall fell in love with muggle Dougal McGregor, yet turned down his proposal for marriage. She couldn’t reveal her magical identity else she would lose her ministry job for breaking the International Statute of Secrecy. Eventually she married her former boss at the Ministry, Elphinstone Urquart, who proposed several times before she accepted.

Weasley: Harpy?

Ginny Weasley became a professional Quidditch player for the Holyhead Harpies but retired after starting a family with Harry. She eventually became the senior Quidditch Correspondent for the Daily Prophet.

Harry’s Son: Marauder?Dragons from the Tri-Wizard Tournament

Harry’s son, James, stole the Marauder’s Map from his dad’s desk—continuing the mischievous legacy of his namesake.

Luna: Related to a Newt?

Luna Lovegood became a famous naturalist who married the grandson of Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Skeeter: Still Gossiping?

J.K. Rowling recently released a Daily Prophet gossip article “written” by the notorious Rita Skeeter, following Harry, Ron and Hermione through the Quidditch World Cup.

Now you’re all studied up for the Wizard School Scavenger Hunt! In addition to the weekend hunts for the public you can also book one for a private party. The game is great for ages 10 and up. If you have younger fans in your house, a Junior Wizards edition is available. And if you can’t make it to the museums, the Wizard and Witches Scavenger Hunt can be played in any location, where kids will take on a variety of challenges that would fit in at Hogwarts or in the Triwizard Tournament. A fun time will be had by all, wizards and muggles alike. Contact us to learn more and find more fun!