Spies and Explorers: Adventures Galore!


Last week we enjoyed the opportunity to take a field trip to 5 Wits, located within Patriot Place in Foxboro. You may recall that we also took this field trip last year towards the end of our school year. The students loved it and there was so much teamwork involved that we wanted to go earlier in the year this year as a team building activity. It went even better than we had hoped!


If you’ve never heard of it or didn’t see our post last year, 5 Wits is an interactive, cooperative adventure. They have two different themes, Espionage and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Within each, you need to solve a series of puzzles to either solve a mystery or find your way out!


In Espionage, you become a spy tasked with finding out who the mole is trying to leak company communication secrets. You find yourself infiltrating the enemy headquarters by crawling through a laser alarm system. Once in, you need to find access cards to get into different rooms, climb through vents, and unlock a safe. It turns out that the company really didn’t want us to figure out what was going on because we encountered a bomb that we had to try to disarm! With teamwork and cooperation though, everything turned out great in the end! We figured out who the mole was and escaped the headquarters. You can check out one of the rooms that we were in with our 360° panorama below!

20,000 Leagues left us stuck in Captain Nemo’s ship underneath the ocean’s surface. We had to complete a series of puzzles to try to escape from the ship. At the end though we encountered a giant octopus that wanted to keep us from getting out and we had to find a way to get rid of it! We won’t give away the secret in case you ever go (although if you want to know, I’m sure you could ask in a comment and somebody would tell you how)! We made a couple of 360° panoramas for this part as well. You can take a look at them below so you can see what 20,000 Leagues looked like!

You can also take a look at our slideshow of pictures that we took while at 5 Wits!


Have you ever been to 5 Wits before?

What’s your favorite field trip you’ve ever been on?


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18 Responses

  1. Caity B says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    The 5 Wits trip was amazing! When I went to the Revs game Saturday, I wanted to go to 5 Wits again! When we did the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, I got to play the piano and in the beginning, I pointed to the photo, and when I touched it, it fell down and we got stuck in the ship with the creepy recordings of Nemo! Can we go again?


  2. Irene K. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    5 Wits was a blast! I know me and the rest of my classmates had a blast too! My favorite part was when we were in the rug room!

    Irene K.

  3. Erin W. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    I really enjoyed this field trip it was fun to explore and try doing mystery puzzles. I hope some day to come back to 5 Wits with my family.

    Erin W.

  4. Luke K says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    When we all went to 5 Wits I had a lot of fun. I think you got a lot of good pictures on the field trip. My favorite one was the espionage one.

    Luke K

  5. Elizabeth S. says:

    Mr. Avery,

    5 Wits was really fun and interesting. Thank you for taking your time to do something fun with the sixth grade.

    My favorite one was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I liked when were in the submarine and the octopus grabbed us. It taught us to use teamwork. I can’t wait for the oher fun field trips!

    Elizabeth S.

  6. Ayah says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    The 5 Wits field trip was awesome! My favorite theme was the Espionage theme. My favorite part was when the elevator broke down and the lights went off. Our leader asked us if we have ever been on the Tower of Terror. I haven’t but I know what it’s like and it freaked me out so me and Jasmine were holding on to each other. When the lights went out abruptly, Jasmine and I screamed in each others ears! It was so fun. I told all my friends from soccer what 5 Wits was like and they all asked their parents if the could go there. I will never forget that day.


  7. John L. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    I have been to 5 Wits and I had a blast! When I went to 5 Wits for my first time I went I was chosen to carry the disc. I think this is my favorite field trip so far. I can’t wait for the later field trips.

    John L.

  8. Zach M. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    5 Wits was good field trip. I thought 5 Wits wasn’t near the Patriot’s stadium. It was fun and different than any other field trip I was on. Thank you for the field trip.

    Zach M.

  9. Jenni M. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    5 Wits was probably one of my best field trips ever! I’ve never been to 5 wits before, so it was even more fun and exciting for me. I’ve also never been to Patriot’s Place before, so it was fun to see what it looked like! This was also the favorite field trip because I liked how it was intriguing and even though it might not seem educational, it was because it taught us teamwork (even though we already know teamwork but it taught us it more). One of the funnest parts was when we went into the elevator- I thought it was going to fall down! Thanks for an amazing field trip! (-:
    Jenni M.

  10. Leslie B says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    My favorite one was 20,000 leagues under the sea. It was fun to be able to sit in submarine and get wet and have the squid “attack” the submarine.

    Leslie B

  11. Lauren M. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    My favorite part about Five Wits was the espionage because I liked walking through the lasers. Also I liked being trapped in the elevator. But 20,000 leagues under the sea was also very exciding. Thank you for letting me go.


    Lauren M.

  12. Erica V. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    That field trip was so fun and I cant wait until the next one! I loved all the surprises and puzzles! I remember when we where at the beginning of the mission “Leagues” and I was looking at the painting, and when I turned around it fell off the wall!

    From, Erica V.

  13. Patrick L. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    I had so much fun during this field trip. It was awesome because it was so realistic. I loved both of the challenges.

    Patrick L.

  14. Tyler.P says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    I loved the field trip! My favorite place was Espionage. It had lasers, bombs and puzzles. Thank you Mr. Avery. I know that must’ve cost a lot and it was hard getting 5 Wits to be the field trip in the beginning of the school year.

    Tyler P.

  15. Chris J. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    My group was yours and I remember you’re the one who tripped the lasers for our group but I won’t tell what else you did on the spy part. I also loved going through the submarine.

    Chris J. (008)

  16. tristatot says:

    Dear Mr Avery,
    I remember when we went there. That was really fun. I think they really enjoyed their first field trip of the last year of Dennett. How’s your class this year, probably very different from last year. Here at the middle school, I really enjoy it! I still see everyone, however not as much. When term 1 ended I had only one “B” the rest was all “A’s” that’s what I get for being in Accelerated math. You should mention something about solving equasions with more then 1 variable and with negative integers and fractions. I miss Dennett, but also love Middle School. Also when we learned about cells, that came in handy, especially on homework earlier. We learned about probability in Math Lab, in science we learn about scientific method and cells. In ELA we are talking about the Titantic and in social studies we are talking about Ancient Eqypt. After last year’s Geography muesum, I say Costa Rica a lot. Also, since I’m in a. math we work really fast. In homeroom I always see my math teacher, we now are having The Craft and Art of Writing Lab, it helps us prepare for MCAS open responses. We have loads of homework. 6th graders should have weekend homework to become prepared, and to have a much of quizzes and tests. Also we have unexcepted open responses to see how we’re doing during class. I love middle school, I hope I can visit sometime this year. I have cheer at Dennett like every week, but everyone’s gone. What are you guys learning about right now?
    Tristan B.

  17. Rebecca A. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    It is so unfair that they get to go on a field trip already! We haven’t gone on one yet this year. But I LOVE the middle school! My favorite teacher this year is Mr. Bracken.

    Your Favorite Middle school student,
    Rebecca A.

  18. Jacob B. says:

    Hey Mr. Avery,
    I remember that field trip, that was so much fun! I especially liked the 20,000 leagues under the sea. I hope everyone had a good time this year too! I know we did last year! and for everyone in Mr. Avery’s class, Make the best of the year now, it flies by.
    Jacob B.

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