Philadelphia, PA -- Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute debuts this summer as the city's largest and most technologically advanced escape game experience—and a first for science museums nationwide.
Designed by Steel Owl Games, creators of the famed game "Escape the 1980s," and developed in close collaboration with The Franklin Institute—Escape Rooms represent the museum's first venture into the world of reality entertainment and aim to provide an experience synonymous with the caliber of offerings presented by The Franklin Institute. Launching in June are two distinctly-themed experiences that transport teams of players into an Island Escape or an Intergalactic Escape.
Billed as the latest form of full-immersion reality entertainment, Escape Room games are live action puzzle challenges in which players use clues to discover how to escape a locked room in a set amount of time. Best experienced as groups, they encourage sound logic, critical thinking, extreme collaboration, and creative problem-solving. At approximately 4,000 square feet between the two experiences, Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute is the largest in Philadelphia, more than double the size of any other escape room experience. The launch of the escape room experience at The Franklin Institute also marks a nationwide first for science museums. Moving beyond the traditional escape room model, in which padlocks and other physical elements of the room are used to solve the puzzle, both experiences at The Franklin Institute are Next Generation Escape Rooms, incorporating a vast array of technology, offering superior quality and more effects—absorbing audiences in the atmosphere.