Austin's One & Only Escape Room For Children!
What is an Escape Room?
It is a special room that has hidden keys, lockboxes, safes, locks, and clues in it.
What is an Escape Room game?
It is a timed, thrilling "brain-game" scenario where kids to exercise their critical thinking muscles, work as a team, and unlock lots of different devices in order to reach a common goal (escaping the room).
What should I expect when I arrive?
When guests arrive, they are given a brief explanation about how to play, what types of locks are used, keys to succeeding, pitfalls to avoid, off-limits areas, and then a video is shown that sets the scene for their challenge.
They then enter the room, the timer starts, the glass door to the room is shut and locked, and the kids have 45 minutes to solve a series of challenges.
When they finally escape the room, we give parents an opportunity to take a group photo with our various signs and props.
What makes this uniquely just for kids?
We are parents who have run summer camps, classes, and parties for kids for many years and we know how kids think! Kids are super clever, but they aren't quite ready for the level of complexity and subtlety that adult escape rooms require. That is why we always have a Game Master in the room to help the kids find the solutions they are looking for. We never simply hand them all the answers, but we do carefully ensure that they are always a success in the end. It takes skill to pose just the right questions to kids so they can achieve that "eureka" moment!
We also have the room designed to prevent one kid from taking over and hogging all the glory. It's our trade secret and we are quite proud of how well it works. We don't want a kid leaving the room saying they didn't get to unlock something.
Safety and nerves is another issue with kids that we try to tackle with grace. We include a bathroom in the escape room so they don't have to worry about having to go and the escape room door is glass so we can ease any anxiety a kid might have about being in a locked room.
Additionally, there is a webcam in the room that casts to a TV in the waiting area, so parents can watch their kid's progress in the room.
What Escape Room scenarios do you offer?
These are our current* scenarios for groups of 4 to 8 kids, ages 7 and up:
- Harry Potter - You and your muggle friends need to help find Colin Creevey's stolen camera.
- Spy Training - Stop the jewel thieves before they run off to another city.
When can I book the Escape Room?
The Escape Room can be booked on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6pm. Click here to book the room for a group of 4 today!! If you have 5-8 kids in the group, you can pay for the remaining kiddos when you arrive.
If you are interested in booking the room for a different date and time, send us an email and we'll see if we can find just the right day and time for you.
Do you do Escape Room birthday parties?
Absolutely, we do lots of them!! The parties are 90 minutes long and can be booked on Saturdays and Sundays. They are just $100 down and $125 due when you arrive for the party. We'll serve the cake and snacks/pizza you bring in and we supply the plates, forks, napkins, cups, drinks, balloons, goodie bags, and there is often time after the scenario to play video games in our arcade area. Go to our Birthday Parties page to book one today!
* We are always making new scenarios based on popular movie and games, so this list will change from time to time. :-) *