Lexicon Lane: A Word-Sleuthing Adventure

Like mysteries, riddles, and puzzles? Take a trip through Lexicon Lane, a charming village full of wordplay surprises on the museum’s third floor. Reserve a puzzle case and find clues that will help you solve fascinating mysteries among the town’s quirky shops and byways.

Great for solo sleuthing or team bonding, each case contains a set of themed word puzzles. Search the room for clues and crack each case one by one!

Please note that Lexicon Lane is limited to visitors ages 12 and older. Puzzlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Reserve your puzzle case


Featured Cases

Family Friendly Fun

  • Purplebeard’s Lost Pirate Treasure
    Avast, me hearties! All hands-on deck for this pirate-themed puzzle that will be sure to put the wind in any seadogs’ sails as you hunt for golden doubloons!

Village Favorites

  • The Cue’s Clues
    “Cue” up to take your shot at assisting Dr. Spin at the billiard table. Follow the simple house rules so you don’t find yourself behind the 8-ball!

Looking for a Challenge

  • Trouble on Mount Olympus
    Defeat a challenge fit for a Greek god by helping Hades solve the problems that have arisen on Mount Olympus. Only the strongest Olympians will succeed!
Crack the Case Together

Large Groups

Reserve our puzzle room and bring your friends’ or family’s sleuthing skills to the table for your own ultimate wordplay experience. Gather your group to search for clues, solve puzzles, and have a uniquely Planet Word adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each Lexicon Lane case experience is different. You will have 60 minutes to solve your case; you may solve it earlier and exit, if desired.

Lexicon Lane is limited to visitors ages 12 and older. Puzzlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

We recommend 4 visitors max per case. You can purchase additional cases upon arrival for groups 4-19 (if available).

Yes! Organized groups of 20-50 people may make reservations Wednesday–Monday. The price is $1000 for a private 2-hour Lexicon Lane experience. Group visits must be requested at least a month in advance. We cannot guarantee admission for groups without a reservation. Contact us if you have any questions.

Themed cases are selected in person and on a first-come, first-served basis

We have a limited number of cases available per session. Reserving your case online will ensure you get the day and time of your choice.

No. Visitors can experience Lexicon Lane without visiting the museum. We recommend reserving passes to the museum along with your Lexicon Lane experience and visiting the museum after Lexicon Lane. Limited walk-up passes for the museum may be available day-of.

Case passes are released on the first of the month for the following month. Due to our limited capacity, cases sell out fast! Limited walk-up passes will be available day-of.

We may be able to reschedule your case pass for another date or time that has not already sold out. Please contact us 48 hours before the date of your visit.

Late arrivals are not guaranteed entrance and will forfeit their passes. If a later session is available, you may be transferred to a later entry time. Reservation changes for late arrivals will incur a $5 fee per order. Unused case passes are non-refundable.

Case passes are non-refundable.

  • Did you know?

    Perhaps ironically, the word “sesquipedalophobia” means “the fear of long words.”
  • Did you know?

    “Contronyms” are words that contain multiple meanings that are complete opposites of each other. For example, “oversight” means both “the action of overseeing something” and “a failure to notice something.”
  • Did you know?

    There are over 7,000 languages worldwide, but more than half the world’s population speaks only 23 of these languages.
  • Did you know?

    The first entirely artificial language was the Lingua Ignota, a private mystical cant recorded in the 12th century by St. Hildegard of Bingen.
  • Did you know?

    The 10 most-used letters in English are E, A, R, I, O, T, N, S, L, and C.
  • Did you know?

    Eels, llamas, and aardvarks, ooh my! In English, there are only four letters that appear as double letters at the beginning of a word: A, E, L, and O.
  • Did you know?

    A “deipnosophist” is a person who’s really good at making conversation at the dinner table.
  • How do you get a dog to stop eating your books?

    Take the words right out of its mouth!
  • What's the difference between a cat and a comma?

    A cat has claws at the end of its paws, but a comma’s a pause at the end of a clause.
  • The past, the present, and the future walk into a bar...

    It was tense.
  • Is there a word that uses all the vowels including y?

  • Riddle me this

    What did the intransitive verb say when told it was pretty? (Answer: Nothing. Intransitive verbs can’t take complements.)
  • Riddle me this

    What does an island and the letter T have in common? (Answer: They’re both in the middle of water.)
  • Riddle me this

    What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? (Answer: Short)
  • Riddle me this

    What starts with an E, ends with an E, and contains just one letter? (Answer: An envelope!)
  • Riddle me this

    What begins with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it? (Answer: A teapot!)
  • Riddle me this

    What’s in centuries, hours, and years, but not minutes, days, or seconds? (Answer: The letter R!)
  • Quote them on it

    “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx
  • Quote them on it

    “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” — Zadie Smith
  • Quote them on it

    “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” — Toni Morrison
  • Quote them on it

    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only once.” — George R.R. Martin
  • Quote them on it

    “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela