For Hub City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Parents are invited to bring their children to an event that combines escape rooms with science and technology skills. An official Wisconsin Science Festival event from Mid-State Technical College, A Skilled Escape at Mid-State takes place across the college’s campuses Nov. 2-4. The event is free and designed for ages 8-13, but older children and families are welcome too.
Mid-State collaborated with Breakpoint Escape Rooms LLC to design the event. Players can sign up for up to two rooms at each location, and options include the marketing-themed room Sabotage in Green Bay and Joshua Did What, an IT-themed room.
According to Mid-State’s student life coordinator, Natasha Miller, this is the second consecutive year the college has hosted an event in the Wisconsin Science Festival.
“We wanted to offer something fun and stimulating,” she said. “Escape rooms are all the rage, and when we learned we could collaborate with Breakpoint to create our own, we jumped at the chance.”
The annual Wisconsin Science Festival is now in its seventh year. In 2016 the festival featured more than 285 events with roughly 30,000 attendees across the state. The fair’s stated mission is to inspire and engage people in the enterprise of science and discovery, to cultivate curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our world view, to promote innovation, and to cultivate the next generation of global citizens.
Mid-State’s escape room dates vary by campus. Learn more and sign up at mstc.edu/scifest.