Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

The Wizard School
Scavenger Hunt

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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

Like Harry Potter on a Hogwarts field trip…

…you’ll explore the National Gallery of Art, in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in J.K. Rowling’s beloved books and movies. On teams, you’ll follow a surprising trail of clues through the museum and answer tricky, entertaining questions about what you find.

You might be challenged to track down…

  • A Snape-like potions master
  • Hagrid-like giants
  • Centaurs and unicorns who’d be at home in the Forbidden Forest
  • Mystical mermaids and strange sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament
  • Cloaked and masked figures as terrifying as any Death Eater or Dementor

Plus, owls and dragons, fierce knights in armor, a powerful sorceress, and much more.

Both wizards and muggles (i.e., people who aren’t Potter experts) can play and enjoy this game. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures; instead, references to the books provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It’s a unique way to discover—or rediscover—the National Gallery.

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