These newly opened STEM-themed escape rooms will feature faSCInating riddles and puzzles to sharpen analytical and critical-thinking skills!
Escape @Science Centre (E.S.C.)
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Opening Date: 31 Mar 2023
Opening Hours: Thu to Sun, 10am to 10.30pm
Fee: from $25 | Purchase tickets here
Decipher clues, solve riddles, and more at Science Centre Singapore’s latest attraction, Escape @Science Centre (E.S.C.). This unique immersive experience, which merges the ever-popular escape room concept with exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) themed puzzles, has opened its doors today (31 March 2023) to families and the community at large.
Three Concept Rooms
E.S.C offers three concept rooms, Museum of Humankind, Shangri-La and Dr. X, transporting participants to another world, each unique and special, where they will race against time to complete challenges using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Museum of Humankind
"Museum of Humankind" challenges players to use technology and wit to escape the wrath of extraterrestrial beings known as the Zarkians. As one of the last groups of humans on a dying Earth, participants are captured and put on live display by the Zarkians. Their only way to escape? Obtaining the Zearth plant which is believed to have the ability to restart life on Earth. Players can navigate their way through the museum and solve the puzzles with the help of their mobile phones. This escape room aims to teach participants about sustainability and climate change by giving them a peek into a future where humankind has neglected the planet, resulting in it being taken over by extra-terrestrials.
In this room, “Shangri-La” is not just any mythical utopia – it’s a metaverse where, if participants overstay their welcome, can get trapped forever. A test of participants’ intellectual and physical capabilities, expect to be immersed in a high-stakes adventure where they must overcome physical obstacles, earthquakes, and battle lasers to restore an ancient artefact or risk getting stuck in the metaverse. Through an immersive combination of STEM disciplines, “Shangri-La” teaches players more about technology and even medicinal herbs.
Photo Credits: Science Centre Singapore
In "Dr. X", players must rescue a friend from the diabolical Dr. X., a misguided and failed academic. In his research laboratory, he tests how extreme fear influences the human brain using unsuspecting victims as test subjects, lured with the promise of never feeling fear again. The only way to rescue a captured friend is to venture into his secret laboratory and escape the doctor's terrifying lair. In an unconventional approach to STEM learning, this escape room is themed around psychology and a deeper understanding of human biology.
E.S.C will open every Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 10:30pm, with tickets starting at $25. Tickets can be purchased here.
For more information about E.S.C., visit the E.S.C website.