Activities for Kids in Los Angeles

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
at the Getty Center

  • public
  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • indoor

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at the Getty Center

A scavenger hunt even a muggle will love

This magical tour of the Getty Center will send you in search of art that echoes the enchanted world of Harry Potter. Keep your wand handy as you hunt for…

  • fierce dragons and trusty owls
  • unicorns and centaurs that look like they emerged from the Forbidden Forest
  • strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament
  • cloaked and masked figures that would send shivers through Death Eaters and Dementors
  • characters that will remind you of Hagrid and Snape and other Hogwarts faculty members

The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures. Instead, references to the books and movies provide a surprising bridge to many fascinating and unexpected works of art.

Don’t worry if not everyone in your group has seen the movies or read the books: each team gets a Cheat Sheet for anyone who might not know, say, the name of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

What are people saying about the Wizard School hunt?

A 5-star Yelp review: “Love love LOVE Watson Adventures! Whether you’re a tourist or LA native, it’s an exceptional way to discover different places in Los Angeles. I’ve done the Harry Potter hunt at the Getty, which was a blast and also great for kids….Very well organized and fun group of people at Watson Adventures. Hope to do more in the future. Keep up the great work!”

Another Yelp review: “We participated in the Hogwarts scavenger hunt, where clues take you to different places around the Getty. It’s great for groups and for families with little children. All the children seemed like they had a blast and were so much more competitive than the adults….Some of the clues are pretty challenging—we didn’t get some of them correct. However, we had a good time and I’d definitely go to another of their scavenger hunts.”

Use the button below to join us for a weekend hunt for the general public. Or contact us to learn how to book a private Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for your favorite Harry Potter fans—and find more fun in L.A.!

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