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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at The Met

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Dec 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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One event on Nov 26, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on Dec 27, 2022 at 10:30 am

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 10 to 14+

$39/adults, $27.50/ages 10-17

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field 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. 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.

Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. A great way to discover—or rediscover—the Met.

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Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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