Escape Room Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute utilize the industry's most cutting-edge technology and immersive environments to create an experience unlike any other. Plus, our games are the largest in the city! Expect our games to be fun, interactive, experiential, and innovative. We’ve applied our expertise in creating world-class interactive experiences for all ages to our Escape Rooms, and we know you’ll be blown away by what you experience. It’s everything you love about The Franklin Institute, applied to the latest and greatest live-action form of entertainment!

  • In the Intergalactic Escape, participants enter a wormhole, travel through space and time and embark on an epic and bizarre journey filled with mysterious machinery, confounding clues, and funky physics. Throughout the experience, players will work together to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and try to save the world within the 60-minute time limit!

  • In the Island Escape, players will venture to a remote island owned by an eccentric billionaire, where each player will be tasked with following the host's offbeat and bizarre commands. Teams will work together to uncover secrets, unlock treasure chests, and solve puzzles to complete the billionaire's game in 60 minutes. Act fast before time runs out!

  • Absolutely not! Everything you will need to ‘win’ each of the games will be contained within the space. If you are a big sci-fi fan, or love island-themed tv shows and movies, you may understand certain jokes or references within the games, but there is no need to have any prior trivia or knowledge in order to play!

  • No! Each of our games is built to be fun, whimsical, exciting, and thrilling, but NOT scary.

  • Participants must be at least 10-years-old.

    Our Escape Games have been designed for people ages 10 and above. We require one participating adult for every 3 players under the age of 18. This requirement will be enforced to ensure the enjoyment of all the players in the game. 

  • You can buy a single ticket, a few tickets, or buy out an entire game! Please note that each game has a minimum number of players required in order for the game to run. If you are a small group (5 or fewer) and buy single tickets, you may end up playing the game with another group in order to meet the minimum number of players. At 48 hours before each game, if we do not have enough players to meet the minimum number, we will contact you to reschedule your game.

    The maximum number who can play each game at one time is about 12-14 players, depending on the game. If you have a group larger than that, you will have to split up over multiple games. If this is your situation, give us a call at 215.448.0900 and we will help get you set up!

  • You don’t have to dress up in space or island costumes in order to play the games, but if you want to, we absolutely encourage it!

  • Please see The Franklin Institute’s Directions and Parking page for details.

  • Yes! Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute are the perfect teambuilding activity, and we are the only Escape Room location in Philadelphia complete with a full conference center, meeting spaces, and award winning catering. Read all about the benefits of using Escape Rooms as your teambuilding exercise on our teambuilding page.

  • Yes we can! There are several options for large groups. Give us a call at 215.448.0900 to learn about the options available for large groups.

  • Unfortunately, once you’ve played the games once, you will know too many secrets to come back and try again. Unless you purchase a private game, we don’t recommend re-playing the games, as your knowledge on how it is supposed to work will ruin it for other players just playing it for the first time.

  • You can’t be.  This is important. 

    Very smart friends of ours who run an awesome escape game say it best,

    “Think of us kind of like an airline. The plane is going to take off whether you’re on it or not. And, like an airline, you need to be there to check in. All players MUST GET TO THE SITE 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE GAME BEGINS to fill out some papers and meet your team. We are going to start without you. Sorry, but we probably have a game after yours and we can’t make those people wait.”

  • Most likely, yes! If you do not see the time slot that you want online, call us at 215.448.0900 and we will check to see if your desired time is available.

  • In many cases, booking last minute is possible, although it is not guaranteed, especially if you have a small group (fewer than 5 people). If possible, give us a call at 215.448.0900 as soon as you know you want to try our game and we will work with you to get you in!

  • Yes, certainly. The Franklin Institute is proud to be an accessible museum, and our Escape Rooms are no exception to our commitment to accessibility. If you have any specific questions regarding accessibility, feel free to call us at 215.448.0900.

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