Why Escape Rooms can change Museum Interpretation

It was clear from the first minute of the game that this was lightning in the bottle. I was immediately on fire with ideas on how this platform in the hands of educators and students would help to change education.


I went to my first escape room in Budapest in 2013. At the time, it was on TripAdvisor top ten activity list and it actually became one of the most memorable experience I had in the Hungarian capital city. 

3 years and a dozen of escape rooms later, I still wonder: how could we repurpose this experience in a museum context?

Barry Joseph, Associate Director for Digital Learning at the American Museum of Natural History seems to have an idea… 

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