Frequently Asked Questions

What are the COVID Policies?

For the safety of all our attendees, staff and actors all attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative PCR/Rapid or home test taken 72-hours prior to event. Attendees who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or a sincerely held belief, who must also show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Surgical or KN95 masks are required at all times while inside Curioporium, regardless of vaccination status except when actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn at all time while at Curioporium except for eating and drinking. If a guest is unable to provide any of the above documentation when they arrive they will not be admitted and may reschedule their experience at a later date pending availability. There are no refunds.

Is this an Escape Room or like a Haunted House?

No. Curioporium is an immersive theatrical experience interwoven with the story of the Havisham family. You as our guests are an integral part of the evening.

How many guests are there?

Due to the nature of the Curioporium experience, it is limited to only 6 participants per Experience, 7 for our October special shows. This allows for a more immersive experience. We suggest booking the entire show with friends or family members.

Can I leave at anytime?

Yes. One of our trusted assistants will help any attendee that may need to leave The Vault at any time.

What if I do not want to be there with other attendees that I don't know?

If you do not want to attend with other attendees, please book for an entire block. At booking if 6 tickets are not available for your selected time then there are others who have already booked tickets.

How long is the Experience?

It is a 90-minute Experience.

Can I take photos or videos?

No. Photos and video taking are strictly prohibited within Curioporium. We do have a specific area outside our doors for those that wish to take pictures.

Is Curioporium for children?

We are appropriate for ages 13 and up for our regular Experiences starting again in Norvember. For the Netherworld Experience in October it is 16 and up due to explicate language and adult content. If you chose to bring someone under the age of 16 please know that the content will not be changed to accommodate younger audiences.

Is this scary?

It depends on what you feel is scary. There are interactive and live elements that might occur during your Experience.

Is it always the same?

No. We have created an environment where if you were to come several times you would still not discover everything. No two hosts or assistants are alike. Each have a special tie to Curioporium and the Havishams. They each have their own perspective. We are also continually seeking out new curiosities and unusual artifacts to add to the collection.

Where are you located?

We are located inside of 1429 Park Street in Parkville, CT. We are in the same building as Hog River Brewery and Pine & Iron Axe Throwing. There is no entrance on Park Street. Please use the main entrance by the flags located on Bartholomew Ave.

Is there parking?

Yes. There is on-street parking located at our main entrance on Bartholomew Ave and there is a parking lot direct across from the building.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Once you purchase a ticket(s), all sales are final. There are no refunds, no matter what the circumstances may be. However, you are allowed to reschedule with at least 24-hour prior notice and if there is space if you would like. If Curioporium has to cancel a show all guest will be able to reschedule for a new show or will have a credit to put towards any future shows or merchandise. There are no refunds.

What if someone is running late?

We have a five-minute grace period! But after five minutes the experience will start and there is no admittance.

What is Curioporium?

Curioporium is an interactive and immersive experience through the strange and unusual. It is not an escape room. You will be guided by a host as they take you through the Havishams' Vault that is filled with the curious, odd and strange items and exhibits from teh known and unknown world. For October the Vault has been taken over by Beetlejuice! He will be your guide!