5 Wits adventures are cutting-edge, live-action entertainment venues that immerse you in realistic, hands-on experiences. They are similar to escape rooms in that you must use teamwork to solve puzzles and challenges, but 5 Wits adventures have higher quality environments, special effects, and more compelling storytelling. 5 Wits puts you in the center of the action, making you feel as if you’re in a movie or video game.
Ever teleport to an abandoned starship?
After no contact for years, there’s been a distress signal from the abandoned starship, Nebulous! You have just 30 minutes to teleport aboard the craft, figure out what happened and get back safely.
But be prepared to battle an asteroid storm, rewire the engines, refuel the power supply and stop an evil Artificial Intelligence in time to save the world!
Your medieval quest begins now!
We’ve opened the drawbridge on Drago’s Castle — an epic live-action adventure! But the dragon has escaped. And the princess needs your help recapturing him.
See if you have what it takes to escape the dungeon, solve ancient riddles, discover secret passageways and chase down the giant dragon! Otherwise, there may not be a storybook ending...
Come spy with us!
Time is ticking and everything is on the line when an evil corporation threatens the world. Do you have what it takes to save the day?
Your mission? Break into enemy headquarters, dodge security lasers, hack the computer system, unravel the clues, diffuse the threat, and get out alive! Every challenge you conquer and mistake you make will change the outcome, so stay sharp, move fast and don’t get caught!
Prove your worthiness and survive to tell the tale!
Enter a 3,000 year old tomb with only a flashlight and your wits to guide you! At an archaeological dig, you find yourself deep in an Egyptian tomb, trapped, the ultimate escape room… and face to face with the spirit of an ancient Pharaoh! Are you brave enough to make it out alive?
The only way to survive will be to best the Pharaoh at his own game and prove your worthiness… but watch out for traps along the way! Test your skills in this amazing adventure thousands of years in the making!
The Adventure of a Lifetime has just Surfaced!
An average trip to the museum turns into a journey beneath the sea when you suddenly stumble upon a mystery lost for over a hundred years!
Journey into Captain Nemo’s Nautilus… an amazing submarine lost beneath the waves. Repair the engines, complete a dangerous experiment, and battle a sea monster’s attack on the sub in this one-of-a-kind adventure!
Spy missions, alien encounters, escaped dragons and more... Lots of incredible adventures await you at 5 Wits. Get a sampling below.
Mon 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
ABOUT 5 WITS
5 Wits was created during 2004 in Boston, MA. The concept — to give customers a live-action, immersive experience within a realistic, hands-on setting. Rather than watching an action movie or playing a video game, customers get the chance to be the action hero in that movie or video game. Customers’ responses determine how each adventure will unfold, and their choices determine how the story ends. It’s a very unique experience, unlike any other around.
Our adventures include Tomb, Espionage, 20,000 Leagues, Drago’s Castle and Deep Space.
5 Wits currently operates in Albany, NY, Foxboro, MA, Syracuse, NY and West Nyack, NY. New adventures and new locations are under development now!
Each adventure is in a self-contained, physical space that requires your hands-on interaction to progress. Every adventure has multiple rooms, with several unique puzzles to discover as you travel through them. 5 Wits adventures are similar to an escape room in that customers use teamwork to solve puzzles and challenges, but 5 Wits adventures also have higher quality environments, special effects, and more compelling storytelling. Your adventure awaits!
Read FAQs for more info.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Each adventure is in a self-contained, physical space that requires your hands-on interaction to progress.
Every show has multiple rooms, with several unique puzzles to discover as you travel through them. However, you’ll never be forced to do anything beyond your physical ability, whatever that may be. While our adventures require your physical interaction, at no time will you be diving out of the way of boulders, climbing cargo nets or swimming through tunnels!
Our only dress recommendations are closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing.
The lengths of our adventures vary, but are approximately half an hour (NY locations) to an hour long (MA location), and depend on your group’s performance.
New adventures begin every 15 minutes throughout the day. As one group moves deeper into their exploration, a new group can enter. In this way we can accommodate very large groups with rolling starts, and can take up to 12 people on each expedition.
While each of our family friendly adventures is designed to be intense, they are intended to thrill and challenge, not to frighten you.
There are some moments of temporary darkness and some loud sound effects in each experience, so we suggest that parents of young children, generally below the age of 7, should use their discretion.
While a 5 Wits’ experience is appropriate for all ages, an expedition full of adults is very different than an expedition full of children. The challenges are difficult and exciting for adults. We work hard to make sure everyone has an exceptional experience and our staff is always happy to make recommendations on the best days and times that would suit your friends or family.
Children under 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
5 Wits adventures are similar to an escape room, and involve using teamwork to solve puzzles and challenges, but 5 Wits adventures also showcase higher quality environments, special effects, and more compelling storytelling.
We offer snacks and drinks, and we’re also within walking distance of many great restaurants!
All of our attractions are designed and built by our sister company, 5 Wits Productions.
5 Wits Productions builds museum exhibits, interactive theme park attractions, and theatrical effects that have been enjoyed all over the world. Want to learn more? Visit 5witsproductions.com to find out more!
Upon arriving, guests are able to choose their preferred adventure and then await their start time.
Wait time varies depending on the day, but our staff will fit groups into the adventures as quickly as possible. Up to 12 guests will enter the adventure at a time, and guests may be paired with other families.
Anytime! 5 Wits adventures run seven days a week, with many times every day.
However, depending on the makeup of your group and what you are looking for, some times might work better than others. Weekends and school vacation periods tend to be very busy, with lots of families and kids looking for an adventure! If that’s not your style, we’d recommend coming in on a weekday, when the atmosphere tends to be a little quieter.
A combo ticket allows you to enjoy several of our adventures for one low price. Click here to review pricing and to purchase tickets.
“The future of entertainment!”
“Heart racing and action-packed!”
The Boston Globe
“A life-sized adventure game!”
The Sun Chronicle
“Mind-boggling special effects!”
“Dive into a video game!”
The Syracuse Post Standard
“Effects straight from Steven Spielberg”
“TOMB is truly a technological marvel”
“James Bond / Mission: Impossible-esque.”
“Why sit at home and play a video game when you could be in one?”
“It’s a blast! You’re in a fairy tale trying to capture a dragon!”
“I was laughing so hard I was crying. THAT is how much fun we had.”
Shannon F.Elite Yelp Reviewer
From corporate team building to school field trips and birthday parties, 5 Wits adventures have genuine appeal to a wide range of people. But, don’t take our word for it, come check us out! We would be happy to show you around to help you decide. We work hard to provide support material and lunch options to school groups, food and drink options to adult groups, and team building workshop options to corporate groups. You can even rent the entire facility so you have the whole place to yourselves! To speak with a member of our group sales department, please call (855) 955-WITS or fill in a group information request form.
Make your birthday party an adventure to remember!
5 Wits is cutting-edge, live-action entertainment that immerses participants in realistic, hands-on adventures. Computer-controlled special effects and physical interaction put players in the center of the action, making them feel as if they’re in a movie or video game.
Add extra pop to your party with gourmet pizza, t-shirts, and a wide selection of merchandise to fill your goody bags! Spacious and fully decorated party rooms are available along with your own party host to make sure your celebration is an amazing success. Click below to review some of our Birthday Party Supplies!
For party packages call Group Sales at 855-955-WITS ext. 1.
Birthday Party Invitations:
Let us help you make that next birthday party a day to remember! To book your birthday, call our group sales department at 855-955-WITS ext. 1! You can also fill out our birthday form, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.
5 Wits is a cutting-edge concept in live-action entertainment that immerses participants in realistic, hands-on adventures. Computer-controlled special effects and physical interaction put players in the center of the action, making them feel as if they’re in a movie or video game. 5 Wits adventures are similar to an escape room in that customers use teamwork to solve puzzles and challenges, but 5 Wits adventures also have higher quality environments, special effects, and more compelling storytelling.
We can provide your group with privacy to hold a meeting, yet also a fun atmosphere to engage everyone for a successful event. Our team building focus helps foster a challenging and fun atmosphere for all those participating!
Our Group Sales department will help you plan an event that is tailored to your individual needs. For more information, click below for our Group Team Building sheets.
At 5 Wits, you and your students will be hands-on, solving riddles, piecing together clues and working as a team! We feature state of the art technology with inspiration from real world adventures that will keep your group on their toes, learning and being entertained the entire time!
We are your one stop for that unique field trip. We will inspire, challenge and serve as a fun way to incorporate math, science, literature and history into each student’s day, which will be full of adventure!
Whether you have a school field trip, camp outing, student tour group, or you are earning a badge for a scout troop, our Group Sales department will help you plan an event that is tailored to your individual needs.
For more information, click below for our Group Field Trip sheets.