Cokato museum's escape room a first in Minnesota

A themed escape room
The City Museum in Cokato, Minn., has embraced the popular escape room concept to encourage interest in history. Participants must solve a historical puzzle inside a locked room within the allotted time or an alarm sounds.
Cathy Wurzer | MPR News

The Cokato City Museum is launching a new interactive experience for visitors that the museum tonight.

It's called an "escape room." Participants must solve a historical puzzle inside a locked room within the allotted time, or an alarm sounds.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Johanna Ellison, a museum employee who is putting the room together. Ellison says it's the first time that it's been tried at a museum in Minnesota.

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