Wizard School Family Scavenger Hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Experience: (Duration: 2 hours including set-up time)

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a 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. Be prepared to track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor.

This hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry Potter’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many stranger and wonderful works of art. It’s a great way to discover – or rediscover – the Met.

This scavenger hunt is recommended for ages 10 and up.



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