THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve ever wanted to throw a raging after-hours party at your job.
Avoid if… the idea of being locked inside a museum makes you want to die of boredom.
Escape Artist DC:
Address: 720 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 301-502-2043
Description (from the company website): Oh snap. You and your restoration specialist colleagues got a little out of hand. Now, you are going to be in trouble with the big boss if you don’t remedy the situation you made – but you have limited time to rectify your mistakes.
Not your usual Night at the Museum.
So, what happened to set you off? Perhaps you and the other restoration specialists cannot quite remember why you got so rowdy during your visit to the museum. You were just trying to let off some steam. Then, the unthinkable happened: You destroyed a piece of artwork.
The valuable painting is lying around you in tatters, and you are well aware of the faux pas. Fortunately, your supervisor is not due back for a whole hour. That should be time enough for you to work your magic, right? At least, you hope it is! Regardless, you and your team must figure out how to piece the priceless “victim” back together to keep your jobs and reputation intact.
Now get going and find those clues: That painting is not going to restore itself!
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $20 (for adults; $16 with Student ID)
Party Size: Up to 12
Staging Area: Decent sized waiting area with plenty of things to keep you occupied while you wait. FYI, to access the site you’ll have to go up half a flight of stairs.
Metro Access/Parking: Eastern Market is a few blocks away. We recommend that or Lyft/Uber unless you want to roll the dice on driving and finding street parking.
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the room: A small room that appears to be a section of a museum exhibit.
Understanding of the Mission: Well, now you’ve done it. You and your co-workers threw a huge party in the museum one night after closing while your boss was out of town. Now, as you come to, you realize that you’re locked in the museum… and someone trashed one of the prized paintings.
Now, you have to find the pieces of the painting, restore it, and find a way to get your supervisor’s key and out of the locked museum before the museum opens in the morning (in 60 minutes).
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 13:30
Our Suggested Party Size: Around 8, depending upon your escape room experience
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph, Eric, Steph, and Heather
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: