Wanna put your intelligence to the test? If you’re a logical thinker (like I am), and cannot get enough of escape rooms, you’ll love Science Centre’s latest attraction, Escape @ Science Centre. This unique immersive experience makes learning fun as you solve exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) themed puzzles in an escape room setting.
You can expect lots of futuristic tech innovations as well as fascinating storylines that will add to your excitement as you make your great escape and solve mysteries. While learning about STEM might not be the most exciting thing in the world, these escape rooms certainly made the experience fun and very interesting.
There are three different concept rooms — Museum of Humankind, Shangri-La, and Dr X – each room will take you into a different fictional universe with their own special twists and challenges. Both your mental and physical strength will be put to the test as you race against time to solve the puzzles and make your grand exit.
The Museum of Humankind will be a real test of your technological skills and knowledge in order to escape the wrath of extraterrestrial beings known as the Zarkians. Having a witty personality might come in handy here too. Since this room is mostly based on all things tech, you’ll be allowed to use your phones to help you solve the puzzles.
Along the way, you’ll also learn about sustainability and climate change by getting a sneak peek into the future where humankind has neglected the planet, with extraterrestrials taking charge. This is the one room where screentime is highly encouraged.
We got to try out the Shangri-La room. To overcome it, you’ll need to be observant and a sharp listener to solve the quizzes here. Thankfully, being observant and a pretty sharp listener are some of my best traits.
Here, your physical abilities will be tested as you overcome intellectual challenges and physical obstacles in this mystical utopia. This room will send you crawling, climbing, walking, and even digging — yes, digging.
We got off to a rough start, as we were stuck in the first section for a good 15 minutes and had to use multiple calls for help — it was not a good look for us. Thankfully things picked up as we raced through the subsequent portions and escaped with eight minutes to spare.
You’ll learn more about technology as well as medicinal herbs, and you’ll leave with a greater appreciation for the convenience it brings to our lives. Friendly tip: stay alert as there might be something hidden around the corner waiting to scare you.
The last room is the Dr X, which requires you to save a friend from Dr X — yes, someone from your group will be separated from you. This room is certainly not for the faint-hearted, but if you want to test just how brave you are, you can give it a go. Dr X wants to test how extreme fear influences the human brain using unsuspecting victims, like yourself, as test subjects.
These rooms really elevate the whole escape room experience as the playing grounds are much bigger and there’s more interactive elements involved. Although, I do wish that there were more challenges in each room.
E.S.C is open on Thursdays to Sundays, from 10am to 10.30pm. You’ll be able to enjoy attractive discounts when you purchase three or more tickets. We recommend a group size of four to six people so that the room isn’t too crowded. Tickets can be purchased here.
So if you’re interested in putting your skills and intelligence to the test, rally some of your smartest friends and head over to Escape @ Science Centre to give these rooms a go!
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📍 5 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
🕒 10am—10.30pm (Thu to Sun), Closed on Mon to Wed
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