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What would MacGyver do to escape from The Nat?

What would MacGyver do to escape from The Nat?

Imagine this: A deadly viral outbreak threatens the world, and you have to stop it by finding a cure.

That’s the crisis facing up to six “citizen scientists” locked in a San Diego Natural History Museum room filled with botanic specimens, archives, biology field notes, rare books, a microscope and more.

Move over, “Night at the Museum.” The San Diego Natural History Museum, aka The Nat, may be the first major U.S. museum to officially join in the “escape room” craze. Participants, racing against a 60-minute clock, must work together to figure out mind-boggling puzzles, decipher clues and break codes to resolve the mystery, one step at a time.

The Nat is opening its...

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