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Safety Guidelines


Escape Extinction: Sharks is a new experience presented by Escape My Room located at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.

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What is Escape Extinction?

Escape Extinction: Sharks is an all-ages, family-friendly take on an escape room, where your mission is to save sharks from going extinct. Guided by your captain, you will experience different interactive spaces filled with games and puzzles over the course of about 1 hour.

Your group of up to 10 guests will be greeted by actors to brief you on the mission and help you throughout the experience. Everyone will complete the mission, but you’ll be challenged along the way and receive a rank based on your performance. Visit us again to see if you can receive a higher rank!

How to Play

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Invite Friends

The experience is more fun with people you know, and you can have up to 10 guests in your group.


Buy Tickets

Tickets are sold online via the Aquarium’s website, or in person at the ticket counters. If you are interested in bringing in a group of 10 or more for a team building activity or a private party, please contact us in advance at


Play the Mission

If you have a timed ticket, show up at the time indicated in the lobby of Entergy Giant Screen Theater. The experience will last up to an hour, and you’ll receive a score at the end.

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submarine on a dotted path

Still have questions?

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Your Mission

Purchase your tickets for Escape Extinction: Sharks, and hop aboard! Become a member of the Human Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.), and let’s save sharks from extinction.

Inside of submarine

Get introduced to your captain and help her get those engines started. Plot a course to the Finn’s Hollow Marine Protected area to figure out what’s going on.

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Looking out a submarine porthole

Now it’s time to steer the sub through the gulf and track down the sharks. One of them seems to be acting very strange!

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Inside the cave

After a series of unfortunate events, the submarine gets lodged inside of a cave within Finn’s Hollow. Something fishy is going on…

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Someone's set a trap. You’ll need to save the sharks, and get out fast!

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Group Bookings

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Private Parties

Planning a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, or just an outing with friends? The Aquarium can host your next party and make it a day to remember!


Team Building

Escape Extinction: Sharks at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas can be a great place to host your next team-building activity.

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Field Trips

Audubon Nature Institute offers a wide range of educational opportunities. Learn more about sharks on a fun and unique field trip.

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submarine on a dotted path

Interested in bringing a group to Escape Extinction?

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Welcome aboard the S.S. Audubon. Can you save sharks from extinction?

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