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!

Reserve your case
Featured Cases

Family Friendly Fun

  • 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!
Case D Dance Shoe BoxCase D Dance Shoe Box

Village Favorites

  • The Dancer’s Dilemma
    Help Princess Vespa Drille take back her kingdom from the evil King Flatfoot and restore dancing to the realm by solving these dance-themed word puzzles!
Case A Astronaut HelmetCase A Astronaut Helmet

Looking for a Challenge

  • An Astronaut Adventure
    Reach for the stars! Or rather, reach for a telescope to explore distant constellations — and be ready to communicate with extraterrestrials!
Crack the Case Together

Private Sleuthing

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

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG DOES THE EXPERIENCE LAST?
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. 

IS LEXICON LANE RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES? 
Lexicon Lane is recommended for visitors aged 10+. 

HOW MANY VISITORS ARE RECOMMENDED PER CASE? 
We recommend 4 visitors max per case. You can purchase additional cases upon arrival for groups larger than 4. 

CAN I SCHEDULE A GROUP VISIT TO LEXICON LANE? 
Yes! Any group of ten or more must schedule a group visit in advance. Please submit a group request form. 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.  

CAN I SELECT MY CASE THEME BEFORE I ARRIVE? 
Themed cases are selected in person and on a first-come, first-served basis.  

DO I HAVE TO RESERVE A CASE IN ADVANCE? 
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.  

DO I HAVE TO HAVE PASSES FOR THE MUSEUM IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN LEXICON LANE?
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.  

WHY ARE CASES NOT AVAILABLE?
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. 

CAN I RESCHEDULE MY CASE PASS TO ANOTHER DATE OR TIME? 
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. 

WHAT IF I MISS MY SESSION TIME OR ARRIVE LATE? 
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.  

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY? 
Case passes are non-refundable. 

HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? 
Contact us at support@planetwordmuseum.org.

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