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We provide to the general public several entirely non-fatal experiences, as well as Escape Rooms: Rooms full of puzzles that you and your friends are locked into and must find the key to and escape from before time runs out. Solve the mystery and get out before it's too late, else-wise you may just be locked inside forever.*

Now accepting reservations.

*Or until IT gets you. Whichever. I'm easy.

Welcome to The Puzzalarium.

Current Immersions: The Study, The Parlour, Super Awesome Halloween Party 2016

I'd like to tell you a story.

It is a story about a time not too far from now. A time when you and your friends were locked in a room by a strange person called a Puzzlemaster. You found yourself in an old Study, along with three other friends. Sometimes there were more of you, sometimes less, but you always were alone. Alone, with a timer.

The timer was a problem, you see; you and your friends were trapped in that room, and you had but an hour to solve the puzzles inside and escape. Simple enough, except that upon entering, you had no idea where the puzzles were. Your friend Tamera found one though. Then Kyle messed it up with his dumb ideas.

The Puzzlemaster would sometimes help you with good hints, if only your friends would listen to you. And all the while, that timer would tick down. That terrible timer. Panic set in. Kyle found a few bonus achievements, and that lifted everyone's spirits, but Tamera was freaking out. Nobody thought to tell her to calm down, because everyone else was panicking as well. Fifteen minutes left. Ten. Five. How the story ends, well. I can't tell you. Yet.

Solve the Puzzles. Escape the rooms. Do watch yourself.

-The Director

Who is this for?

For your friends

Spend an unforgettable night working to escape. Earn your freedom as a team and enjoy your potential glorious victory together, or perhaps your grisly* defeat at the hands of the Director.


For your Family

Don't go bowling. Dad is just going to win anyways like he always does. Instead, come solve a mystery together! Plus, it comes with a chance of getting younger siblings locked in a room forever* at no extra charge!

For your co-workers

Escape rooms are often categorized as a type of challenge course. Nothing inspires teamwork and fosters co-operation quite like the threat of being locked in a room for the rest of your life!*


For Gamers

Forget controllers, handsets, headsets, and that dumb camera the Xbox had. Immersions are games you play in real life, where you only have one life. Hope you've leveled up your Intelligence.** Dominate our leaderboard.

Puzzalarium Play

Puzzalarium Play is a great offering for large groups, corporate events, and team building. It’s a unique experience that allows large groups to do team building exercises all at once. Even other popular alternatives still break teams into smaller groups, which helps the individual groups but not the larger team as a whole.

A professional games master leads you through a series of specially selected games that are tailored to the needs of your specific team. These games include elements of social deductive reasoning and dynamic team building.

Click here to learn more about Puzzalarium Play!


Local Press

We have been featured or mentioned in the following local papers. For more reviews, see our Reviews page, Yelp, or Facebook.

  1. BRADFORD, RYAN. "Do You Even Immersive Puzzle-solve, Bro?San Diego CityBeat
  2. KRAGEN, PAM. "Puzzle-lovers Flock to Local Escape RoomsSan Diego Union Tribune
  3. BEST ESCAPE ROOM. "Best of San Diego 2016" San Diego Magazine
*Streeper Industries and The Puzzalarium take no responsibility and provide no acknowledgement for disappearances, hauntings, trauma, possession (Spiritual), possession (Medieval Weaponry), dismemberment, Dementors, evisceration, imprisonment,  death, bad pop culture references, impalement, fatigue, dad jokes, and permadeath, occurring in, or around, our immersions or escape rooms.
**Shout-out to my D&D homies: Peace.

(c) Streeper Immersions 2016
841 14th St. San Diego, CA 92101

The Puzzalarium is an escape room, challenge course, and puzzle room, located in downtown San Diego, California. Common misspellings and typos of our name include puzzlearim, puzzlelarium, puzzelarium, puzzalarim, puzzlarium, and puzzlearium. We have a complex name, because we're a complex place.