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UI Museum of Natural History Escape Room!


A mystery is afoot at the UI Museum of Natural History. Curator and Professor Charles Nutting’s brief case  went missing in 1897.  Over the course of more than a centuary many of the University's brightest minds have searched for it in vain.  

This brief case contains important documentation about many of the specimens on exhibit.  Without the documentation, the future of the exhibits is uncertain  You & your team of 5 will have 60 minutes to crack codes, solve clues, & solve puzzles throughout the gallery and find the long lost briefcase. Are you up to the challenge?

• Build your team, choose a date, choose a time on the hour, and register here!  Team fees are $35 (UI students are $25)

• At this time we cannot take walk-ins. All reservations must be made online in advance.  Bookings for a given day close at midnight the night before.

• The UI MNH Escape Room is designed for those 12 and over. A supervising adult must accompany players under 16 years of age.

• Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your start time. Gallery doors cannot be reopened once the game begins.

• Bring your best wits & detective skills because cell phone use is not permitted in the Escape Room!

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at (319) 335-1508.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa Hall
17 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA 52242

Event Type

Athletics/Recreation, Community Event


Everybody, Students


Research & Economic Development, Discover Research, Pentacrest Museums, Old Capitol Museum, Division of Student Life, Museum of Natural History, Housing & Dining, Associated Residence Halls

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Museums, After Class


UIMNH Escape Room



$35 per group, $25 for UI students



Contact Name

Julia DeSpain

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