What are the hours of operation?
Island Escape Room
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 3:00 and 4:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday | 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Intergalactic Escape Room
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 6:00 and 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday | 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm
What is an escape room?
Escape Room games are an all-new form of reality entertainment where teams of 6-12 players must use and manipulate their surroundings to escape an enclosed area or achieve a goal within a set amount of time.
What ages can play the games?
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.
What if I’m late?
We do not accept late players. Each player must arrive on site 15 minutes before the game begins to fill out necessary paperwork and meet the team.
Can we pick a time slot that isn’t available online?
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.
Can I book last minute?
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!
Can I come by myself, or do I need to find a bunch of friends?
Games must have at least 6 people to play. 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 of players for each game is 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!
Can you handle big groups (25+)?
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.
Where do I park? How do I get to you?
Please see The Franklin Institute’s Directions and Parking page for details.
How are Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute different from other escape games?
We’ve applied our expertise in creating world-class interactive experiences for all ages to our Escape Rooms utilizing the industry's most cutting-edge technology and immersive environments!
Do you host teambuilding events and corporate lunches?
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. Book your event now!
Can I come back and try it again after I’ve already done it?
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.
Is this wheelchair accessible? Is it ok for people with disabilities?
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.
Who designed our Escape Rooms?