Escape on Purpose is a fun, interactive entertainment activity. It is a real-life escape room game for groups of 3-10 people. While the goal is simple, the game is challenging: work as a team, testing your wits and skills to escape the room in under 60 minutes. You will work together by finding clues, solving puzzles and conquering challenges. The escape room is conveniently located near Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary, Apex and Raleigh.

Escape for fun. Give on purpose.

We have supported three charities through our business since it started in 2017.  When you book you will choose one of the three charities as part of the checkout process.  These choices from the teams that have visited escape on purpose will be tallied and used to allocate a portion of our profits.  Currently the charities are Wounded Warriors, Step Up Durham and Independent Animal Rescue.  The heart in our key is giving and the E is the escape.

Book an escape room online


Select an escape room and book your time slot for a challenging, fun-filled escape adventure.

Receive your escape room mission


Cooperate with friends, family or co-workers to find clues, solve the puzzles and escape the room.

Complete your escape room mission within 60 minutes


and you win the game.


Bring your co-workers for Corporate Team Building at Escape on Purpose

Corporate Team Building

Friends and Family can have fun at Escape on Purpose

Friends and Families

Plan your next party at Escape on Purpose


If you are a tourist, or new to town, plan a fun evening at Escape on Purpose



60 minutes and the clock is ticking...


Answers to common questions below...

Covid-19 Response?

We have safety precautions in place that will help provide a safe game environment:

We leave the decision on whether to mask or not to the folks that come to escape on purpose.

If there is a question that someone in your group may have Covid then the reservation can be moved to a future date at no charge.

Hand sanitizer is provided before and after the game.

Is there an age limit?

Families are welcome and we can discuss accommodations in the rooms for younger family members and special access.  We ask that groups under 18 either have a chaperone in the room or on site for crowd control if needed.  For parties there is no charge for non-participating chaperones.  We can discuss options with you as you plan your event.

What should we bring to the game?

Bring your inner genius, a great attitude and a good sense of humor. No need to bring in cellphones or other electronic devices.  Note, please no photography inside the rooms.

Am I really going to be “locked” in a room?

No. You will be in a room with a secure door, but every door is equipped with an exit button. Should you feel the need to leave the room, you are welcome to do so at any time.

How early should I arrive for my game?

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your game start time. Games will begin exactly at their start times and being late might cause you to have less than sixty minutes to play.

How do I pay?

All games are paid online at the time of booking.

Do you offer refunds?

All of our games are non-refundable. However, we can reschedule your game if you contact us prior to your game start time.

How long is each game?

Each game is designed for one hour of intense fun! Plan to spend 15 minutes prior to each game preparing and briefing, and 15 minutes after each game to debrief and take photos.

Can we bring food or drink into the games?

We ask that no food or drink is taken into the game rooms. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on our premises.


$28 Per Person

When you book at least three you will reserve the entire room for your group. If your group is only two then you will receive a gift card for the third person.  Note, (T)Error in the sky is designed for a max of 10 so extra sets of hands is recommended.

Check our schedule or make a reservation with Escape on Purpose


We value you and your business.

Our goal is to provide you and your group with a totally awesome experience. Please contact us first with any Neutral or Negative Feedback. If you have any problem with your purchase or your game, please let us know immediately and give us a chance to resolve it to your satisfaction. We will reply within 48 hours.

7072 Hwy 751
Suite 102
Durham, NC 27713


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