Scavenger Hunts at The Getty Center

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The Art Attack Scavenger Hunt

Go on an art-filled adventure in a scenic setting…

…as you uncover surprising secrets about the masterpieces at the Getty Center. You’ll search for answers to questions about an ancient case of wife swapping, a dog whisperer who’d disturb Daffy Duck, a prankster with a feather, sailors literally turning into animals, a picturesque kegger, a card shark, a stag party, a “moodel,” and more. You don’t need any previous knowledge about the museum or art to triumph. You just need a sharp mind and comfortable shoes.

The Art Attack is a fun, laugh-filled team-building activity that’s perfect for corporate outings, birthday parties, family get-togethers, alumni groups—you name it. This hunt has been recommended by UrbanDaddy.com and The Rundown, to name a few of the many media outlets that have recommended our Getty Center hunts since the first one in 2005.

Mix and mingle more: the Mixed Alliances Edition

If you want to get your group interacting even more, consider the Mixed Alliances Edition. Teams of three players will take turns collaborating with three other teams throughout the course of the game, and each player will get to work with at least 11 other participants.


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The Murder at the Getty Scavenger Hunt

Can your team catch a killer?

A famous, controversial art critic has been murdered, and this dead man tells tales—if you can figure them out, that is. He left behind a series of cryptic clues connected with art at the Getty Center, and they all lead to the museum’s planned multi-million-dollar purchase of a Leonardo da Vinci painting. As your team answers tricky questions about the masterpieces you find, you’ll uncover the greed, lust, and betrayal that got him killed and deduce which of the four suspects committed the murder.

Four suspects, one murder mystery scavenger hunt

Round up the usual suspects for your team: this is one of the more challenging hunts, so we recommend hunting in teams of three or more. But no knowledge of the museum or art is necessary: you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. The hunt’s afoot!


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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

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, and characters that will remind you of Hagrid and Snape.  

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. And 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.


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The Whodunit Scavenger Hunt

To catch a killer, get a clue!

Not only is a killer on the loose—he’s also taunting the police with a scavenger hunt that he created, which could reveal his (or maybe her!) identity, the murder weapon, and the scene of the crime. The police need your help sifting through the hunt for its secrets. You’ll follow a trail of clues, answer tricky questions, and use close-ups of art to find the originals, all to gather the evidence you need to lock up the killer. Is your team up for the challenge?

No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. You just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and decent detective skills. The hunt is a somewhat easier, and shorter, alternative to the Murder at the Getty Scavenger Hunt, which makes it the perfect team-building or birthday-party activity for groups looking for unusual fun.

A version of this game for kids and adults to play together is also available. It’s suitable for ages 10 and up. The family that sleuths together has a blast together!


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Escape the Getty Scavenger Hunt

Solve the clues—and save yourself!

You’ve been poisoned at the start of this scavenger hunt (er, sorry), and it’s up to you to find the cure. How? By solving a series of puzzles created by the diabolical villain who poisoned you to figure out the combination to a box that holds the antidote. Sure, you can escape a room, but can you unlock the box and escape the Getty Center?

While you follow the clever clues, you’ll explore the nooks and crannies of the Getty, searching for specific works of art. Your team will be challenged to answer tricky, humorous questions about what you find, talk with our staff to solve sneaky puzzles, and crack a code.

No knowledge of art or the museum is required: you just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and excellent teamwork. Why limit yourself to a small, locked room for an hour when you can explore the magnificent treasures of the Getty Center?


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