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‘Escape Rooms’ to Open on H Street NE This Week

by Andrew Ramonas — June 30, 2015 at 12:35 pm 0

Escape the Oval OfficeThe H Street corridor this week will get its first “escape rooms” from which people can try to get out, for a fee.

Escape the Room — H Street will open to customers for the first time Friday at 1322B H St. NE. The activity space also will be open Saturday and Sunday, before it begins its normal operations July 14.

The space has two rooms with clues, puzzles and locks that as many as 10 visitors must solve before they can leave.

One of the rooms, “Escape the Oval Office,” features “a group of spies disguised as White House fellows [who] are on a mission to amend the original copy of the United States Constitution and get out before the president returns to the Oval Office” in 60 minutes, according to a news release. The space is intended for adults and older children.

The other room, Escape the Classroom, has visitors “retrace the steps of the fictional teacher to find the misplaced key in time to catch the last school bus before the weekend,” the news release says. The space is designed for children who are 5 to 8 years old. They have 45 minutes to escape the room.

“It will be challenging” for all ages, said Ayanna Smith, a co-owner of the escape rooms.

For this weekend, admission is $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Normally, admission will be $25 for adults and $15 for children.

The activity space accepts reservations for the escape rooms online.

Image via Escape the Room — H Street

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