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Escape Rooms

Think you have what it takes to solve the riddle? Think you have what it takes to beat the clock?

The Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech will be hosting two escape rooms in the Crime Scene House on campus from Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8, 2017.

The rooms cost $15 per escapee. Each escape attempt will host a maximum of ten guests and last 50 minutes. Groups who wish to work alone can purchase the entire room for a session.

Pre-registration is required. Register now

Prizes include two $25 Starbucks gift cards and a $100 scholarship for area students (donated by 221B Baker Inc., Investigative Services). 

The proceeds from the event will allow student organization members to attend conferences and competitions, bring in guest speakers and engage in other professional development opportunities.

Note: When signing up, be sure to add a ticket to your basket for each guest. You can only add one ticket at a time. If you want to view all available times for Room #1, search "Alice" in the registration search bar at the top right. For Room #2, search "CSI."

Our rooms

Room #1: Alice Through The Looking Glass

We invite you to step through the looking glass where forwards is backwards and everything is not as it seems. The White Rabbit is late for an important date at the Mad Hatter’s maniacally mad tea party. Unfortunately, he can’t remember when tea time is and where his pocket watch has gone. Help the White Rabbit get his pocket watch back and make tea time. Work quickly to escape Wonderland before the Queen of Hearts catches you wandering her realm.  Solve the riddles of the Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar to find the pocket watch in time, or it’s off with your head.

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

-Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Room #2: Crime Scene Investigation: Beckley

The case of the Beckley Assassin remains unsolved. No witnesses. No leads. No evidence that links someone to the crime scenes. The city is now bringing in a new team of investigators to take a fresh look at the evidence in an attempt to finally crack the case. Does your team have what it takes to reconstruct the puzzle before the case becomes cold? Hurry, the clock is ticking. A majority of the room will mimic a true working environment. Designed by the faculty and students in the Forensic Investigation Program, be prepared to start thinking like Sherlock.

“…This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, and it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.”            

-Dr. Paul L. Kirk, Forensic Scientist

Ready to escape?

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Escape Room Schedule:

Thurs., October 5: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fri., October 6: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sat., October 7: noon – 9 p.m.

Sun., October 8: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

(Escape attempts begin at the beginning of every hour.)

WVU Tech Crime Scene House
108 Riley Street 
Beckley, WV 25801 
(campus map)

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