Lexicon Lane: A Word-Sleuthing Adventure

Coming soon!

Lexicon Lane is not yet open to the public. Read on to learn more about this experience, coming soon to Planet Word.

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

Like the rest of Planet Word, this room is free to explore. To wade deeper into Lexicon Lane’s hidden secrets, you can rent a puzzle case and solve the mysteries inside. 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!

Make it a group adventure

Want Lexicon Lane all to yourself? Reserve our puzzle room for the ultimate wordplay experience and bring everyone’s solving skills to the table. Gather your group to search for clues, solve puzzles, and have a uniquely Planet Word adventure.

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Crack the case

Preview some of the word mysteries that await you

  • Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Mystery
    With this ukulele case in hand, take a journey through the Hawaiian language to find the long-lost song of Hawaii’s last monarch, Queen Liliʻuokalani.
  • Be a Jukebox Hero
    Jump back in time and enjoy the tunes of yesteryear — but keep an eye and ear out for secrets hidden in the songs!
  • An Astronaut Adventure
    Reach for the stars! Or rather, reach for a telescope to explore distant constellations — and be ready to communicate with extraterrestrials!
  • 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?

    A “deipnosophist” is a person who’s really good at making conversation at the dinner table.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • Did you know?

    A “deipnosophist” is a person who’s really good at making conversation at the dinner table.
  • 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

    "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