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Time travel with dinosaurs in new Escape Manor experience at Canadian Museum of Nature

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Ottawa, December 4, 2017 – Get ready to chase dinosaurs at the Canadian Museum of Nature, as Ottawa’s Escape Manor begins a new season in the museum’s historic building. The interactive entertainment company is partnering again to offer “escape” experiences in two of the museum’s galleries. 

Starting December 8, participants can choose among two immersive, 1-hour long escape experiences, designed for groups of up to 12. The escapes take place after dark, when the museum is closed. This year’s activities revolve around two intriguing plots, ‘Framed’ in the Mammal Gallery, and, new this year, ‘Back to the Fossils’ in the Fossil Gallery. 

“We are excited to renew this partnership following last year’s successful collaboration and to build on the growing popularity of immersive, interactive and educational entertainment,” says Steve Wilson, VP Marketing and Co-Owner of Escape Manor. “The museum’s  historic setting allows us to present unique experiences that will appeal to local residents and tourists alike. Who wouldn’t want to escape amidst the dinosaurs, after-hours, in a national museum?”

‘Framed’ is set in the museum’s Mammal Gallery and challenges guests to solve a crime to exonerate a clerk accused of theft. In ‘Back to the Fossils’, guests join Dr. Rex to fix his time machine and return some stowaway dinosaurs to their rightful time period in earth’s history. These after-dark escapes run from December 8 to April, 30, 2017 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

The Canadian Museum of Nature’s castle-like stone building, located at 240 McLeod St., is Canada’s first national museum building, having served as the original home for the National Gallery, the Canadian Museum of History and the Geological Survey of Canada. Among the museum’s treasures are the first dinosaur displayed in Canada and historic dioramas depicting the country’s iconic mammals in recreated habitats.

“Imagine what it is like to be a sleuth among dinosaurs or Canadian animals at night in our castle! Along with our successful Nature Nocturne evenings, the partnership with Escape Manor offers yet another fun way for adults to enjoy the museum, our beautiful building and our informative galleries,” says Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

See the schedule and reserve tickets for the new Escape Room experiences at www.escapemanor.com.


Escape Manor is an award winning, locally owned and operated escape-room company that has had tremendous growth since its inception in November 2014. Marking its three-year anniversary, the once two-room operation on Queen St. has blossomed into an international success story, currently operating 23 rooms across Ottawa, Carp, Cornwall, Regina, Grand Cayman and Brisbane, with openings this spring in Toronto and Hamilton.

For more information, please contact:
John Swettenham
Director, Marketing and Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature
(613) 868-8277

Steve Wilson
VP Marketing/Co Owner
Escape Manor
(613) 894-9565