USS Lexington is full of stories, and you’re about to write the next one! Lockdown On The LEX is an escape room experience that is sure to mess with the mind, shock the senses and baffle even the most experienced escape room enthusiast. High-tech and high-intensity, these rooms are perfect for group outings large and small.
Ultimate Escape Rooms Exclusively Aboard The USS Lexington Museum
Mission #1: Beat the Blast
Humanity, as we know it, is at risk of total obliteration with the threat of a nuclear bomb aboard the USS Lexington Museum. Your mission: locate the bomb, defuse it, and save the world. Once the timer starts, it’s a 60-minute countdown to chaos as you and your team rush to beat the clock and prevent a complete catastrophe.
Set aboard a real WWII aircraft carrier and based in part on actual historic events, this challenge is so real and so intense—it’s an escape room to top all escape rooms. So, gather your team of valiant thrill-seekers and experience Beat the Blast—only aboard the USS Lexington Museum!
Mission #2: Face Your Fears
Mission #3: SOS
Frequently Asked Questions
Lockdown On The LEX is the USS Lexington Museum’s newest attraction that will ultimately feature a series of escape rooms. Set aboard a WWII aircraft carrier, Lockdown On The LEX uses state-of-the-art technology programmed into historic naval equipment to provide thrill-seeking visitors the opportunity to crack the clues and “escape” the room, completing various exciting and challenging missions.
Mission #1: Beat the Blast is the museum’s first escape room experience that promises to be full of adventure and excitement as teams have one hour to complete their assigned mission…or face the threat of nuclear annihilation. Beat the Blast transports thrill seekers to the heart of the Cold War, challenging them to seek clues and solve perplexing puzzles in order to find and defuse a nuclear bomb hidden aboard the ship.
Mission #2: Face Your Fears is our newest escape room experience that is sure to spook event the bravest of souls. USS Lexington has long been rumored to be haunted…but when rumor becomes reality, things really start to get scary. With over 4,000 compartments throughout the Blue Ghost, many haven’t been visited in decades. And that’s exactly where your journey begins. “Face Your Fears” takes you on a terrifying path into an abandoned area of the ship, leaving clues to help you find a missing group of ghost hunters aboard this WWII aircraft carrier. Hopefully, you can escape within the allotted time or your team may face the same fate!
An escape room is a physical adventure game—reality entertainment—in which players solve a series of puzzles and challenges using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil and complete the secret mission, which is hidden within the rooms.
No. Our escape rooms are simulated experiences. The doors are not locked at any time and visitors are free to leave the escape room as needed.
Visitors to our escape rooms are monitored by our onsite Game Master via live-feed video cameras at all times. Our escape rooms have been inspected and approved by the fire marshal.
The entire escape room experience takes approximately 90 minutes from start to finish. We do ask visitors to arrive 10-15 minutes early so they can review the safety video and sign waiver forms.
Our escape rooms can accommodate up to 10 people per session.
The price for the escape room experience is $38 and includes one mission plus admission to the museum.
While we recommend you book your escape room experience online in advance, walk-in visitors are welcome based upon availability.
Yes! We offer discounts for members of the USS Lexington Museum, discounts for military members, and discounts for overnight guests who participate in our Camp LEX youth program. For questions, please contact the Sales & Marketing Office at 361-888-4873, Ext. 311.
Our escape room experiences are designed for adults and recommended for visitors age 12 and older. Visitors aged 12-15 must be accompanied in the escape room by an adult, and all visitors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver at check-in.
If you would like to include children under the age of 12 in your escape room experience, please reserve the entire room for your party so that everyone is comfortable.
First, you need to book your escape room experience online to ensure that the date and time you desire are available. Then, if you are interested in adding catering or special accommodations, you should call our Sales Office at 361-888-4873, Ext. 305 to make arrangements.
Because our museum is on an aircraft carrier, visitors should expect to climb ladders and navigate narrow passageways in order to participate in our escape rooms. Visitors who have limitations including claustrophobia, epilepsy, stroke, or anxiety issues may want to consult their doctor before participating in an escape room experience.
Unfortunately, because you are buying a ticket to a live event, we cannot offer refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.
Absolutely! We welcome you to come back and try to “escape” a second time…but, please, no spoilers! We want all of our visitors to enjoy their escape room experience.
Parking is available on the street and in the USS Lexington Museum parking lot. Tokens for the LEX lot can be purchased for $5 at the Admissions Booths.
The Mess Deck Café at the USS Lexington Museum is open during regular business hours and there are several restaurants within walking distance on North Beach. Keep in mind, however, that no food or drinks are allowed in the escape rooms.
The surest way to “escape” is by sharing information openly with everyone else in the room. Talk to each other and work together to solve the puzzles. If you discover new information, be sure everyone in the room knows about it. Good luck!
We want you to feel confident to visit the USS Lexington Museum and play our Lockdown on the LEX Ultimate Escape Room missions on your terms. For those guests who are interested in playing only with your own friends and family, we have created a way for you to reserve the entire room at a discounted price. During the checkout process, click the box to indicate your selection for a private event. Your total price will be $350 to reserve the whole session. Don’t forget–this also includes admission to the museum!