“This is a first for The Franklin Institute, and an extension of our initiatives to reach new audiences,” said Larry Dubinski, President & CEO of The Franklin Institute. “Developing an escape game experience at The Franklin Institute allows us to blend the puzzle-solving challenges that carry a universal appeal, with the most advanced technology—all while encouraging critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills that are crucial in all fields of science.”
Tickets are now available for the two escape room experiences: Intergalactic Escape opening June 14, and Island Escape beginning June 28. The experiences will be available through 2018 and beyond.
Intergalactic Escape begins with a journey through a wormhole into a parallel world led by none other than Captain Derrick Pitts, where everything is inside out and upside down. The success of the mission will restore the balance of the universe and change the course of the future. Participants of this thrilling adventure are equipped with wrist scanners that activate challenges and puzzles to complete their epic intergalactic quest. Fans of the sci-fi genre will appreciate the game’s pop culture references inspired by films like “The Matrix,” “The Fifth Element,” and “Star Trek.” Developed for players ages 13 and up, with a completion time of 60 minutes.
Designed with a whimsical and comedic narrative, Island Escape transports players to an eccentric billionaire’s deserted island paradise where they are then tasked with completing a series of offbeat challenges to earn safe passage off the island. In this comic adventure, players are assigned unique roles like an entertainment director or movie star—and challenged to keep beach balls in the air, activate a blaring fog horn, and peddle a bike carousel. Designed for players ages 8 and up, with a completion time of 60 minutes.
Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute
Does not include General Museum admission
Capacity is 14 people; with a minimum requirement of 6 people per experience.
Hours and Pricing
Wednesday-Friday, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Single Ticket $28.00
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Single Ticket $28.00
THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit www.fi.edu and follow The Franklin Institute on Twitter @TheFranklin and Instagram @FranklinInstitute, hashtag #franklininstitute.
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