New York City
National Geographic Encounter Ocean Odyssey
New York’s most deeply immersive entertainment experience in the heart of Times Square IT’S NOT A MOVIE. IT’S NOT VIRTUAL REALITY. WE’RE TAKING YOU OUT OF YOUR SEATS AND INTO THE SEA. A JAW-DROPPING, INTERACTIVE, UNDERSEA JOURNEY WHERE THE CREATURES ARE CLOSER, THE DIVES ARE DEEPER AND EVERY MOMENT IS DESIGNED TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. Embark on a breathtaking odyssey across the Pacific Ocean and encounter its greatest wonders and mightiest creatures. Come face-to-face with an undersea world teeming with life—from great white sharks and humpback whales, to Humboldt squids and sea lions. Without getting wet. All in the heart of Times Square!
NFL Experience Times Square
The NFL Experience takes visitors on a hero’s journey where they enter as a fan, become a player, and leave a champion. Explore the rich history of America’s game through videos playing on jumbotrons. Test their favorite team knowledge with more than 20 interactive touchscreen stations representing all 32 NFL teams. Take a seat inside the 4D theater for “Gameday”, an immersive film with exclusive content from NFL Films. Follow the player’s pursuit of the football throughout the NFL season. A one of a kind experience of the game showcasing: the speed, the emotion, the intimate nature of the field, the closeness of the stands and the sidelines. Sharpening the football mind, fans are given one-on-one instruction from a hologram of an NFL legendary coach. Fans prepare for their upcoming opponent by learning a new play complete with a large digital whiteboard and the game’s X’s and O’s. Then huddle up and through a VR experience, Call the play, read the defense and get the play off in time, all while the coach is yelling at from the sidelines.
Leave the Land of Large and enter an amazing new experience, located at the crossroads of the world, Times Square. A full city block wide, Gulliver’s Gate is a technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures that will ignite your imagination and challenge your perspective. With Gulliver’s Gate, we take that notion seriously, transporting you to the world’s most intriguing places and most captivating time periods. Besides the amazing scale models of the boroughs, visit the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Russia, Europe.
VR WORLD NYC
Welcome to the Western Hemisphere’s largest Virtual Reality Experience Center. With 2 floors and 50 stations of the latest virtual reality equipment, the experience incorporates works of music, art, science, games, and the screen through headsets. Guides offer first class assistance as you travel to the unknown. You enter your portal in Midtown Manhattan and enter dimensions never imaginable.
Museum of the Moving Image Jim Henson Exhibit (Astoria Queens)
The Jim Henson Exhibition features a broad range of objects from throughout his remarkable career. It reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, the Muppet movies, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. It also includes material from Henson’s experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator. Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on monitors and projections throughout. Interactive experiences allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on screen and designing a puppet character. Tut’s Fever Movie Palace, the Video Arcade and much more are included with the Jim Henson Exhibition.
75-minute interactive tour & show of Midtown Manhattan & Times Square in a custom-built theater bus. See NYC through stadium-style, side facing seating with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Onboard tour guides narrate through the streets of NYC while stops are made for street performers who will sing and dance their way into your heart. Dazzle at the special effects aboard this multi-million dollar custom tour bus.
The High Line
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. It runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Convention Center. As you walk 30 feet above street level, you pass by gardens, sculptures, murals, and historical buildings.
Staten Island’s New York Wheel
A huge Ferris Wheel that will rise 192 m (630 ft) above New York Harbor. Slated for completion in 2017, the US$500 million New York Wheel will have a capacity of up to 1,440 passengers at a time. The Ferris Wheel will feature 36 capsules, each with a capacity of up to 40 people. A full ride will take 38 minutes to complete. Take the Staten Island Ferry or visit the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.
One World Trade Center Observatory
Visitors will once again be able to gaze upon the New York City skyline from the World Trade Center, fourteen years after the 9/11 tragedy. The observatory is on floors 100 to 102 . Visitors are able to see all of New York from 1,250 feet above. The observatory features three dining options and interactive exhibits. Even the elevator walls will tell a story with high-definition monitors showing a time lapse of 500 years’ worth of lower Manhattan’s history. \
Luna Park (Coney Island)
Luna Park is an experience-a unique amusement park destination where the real and the fantastical blur together, where history blends with innovation under a patina of bright lights. Come experience the adventure. Packages include rides, shows, and a barbecue lunch.
Museum of the Bible
A museum and much more! Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible. Designed for students at a high school level, this new interactive Bible curriculum allows students to travel beyond the classroom to create a meaningful learning experience. Consisting of 108 chapters over four volumes, the innovative content design engages the smartphone generation. The 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. Just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the nation’s Capitol, the Museum will open in November 2017. It will provide guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life.
The Wharf is reestablishing Washington, DC, as a waterfront city and destination. This remarkable, mile-long stretch along the Potomac River is coming to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by monumental views and a vibrant culture. Explore the mile-long waterfront neighborhood and you’ll find that each corner of The Wharf has a distinctive character—and is a destination on its own. Find the areas catering to gourmets, next to the community’s best shopping, right down the street from green spaces for fitness or relaxation. It’s all right here at The Wharf. Construction of The Wharf is rapidly progressing and on track for the grand opening celebration in October 2017.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture
A dream for 100 years, the National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to become an instant favorite when it opens Sept. 24, its soaring spaces and magical views of the National Mall a fitting setting for its tale of African-American history and achievement. The museum features layers of galleries focused on slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement as well as music, entertainment, sports and politics. It is located next to the Washington Monument.
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked a plane and flew it into the Pentagon, our nation’s military headquarters, and killed 184 federal employees, military personnel, civilians and flight crew. The victims – men, women, and children– ranged in age from three to seventy-one, and represented a cross-section of America. The physical damage to the Pentagon was rebuilt in less than one year, but the attacks forever changed our world.
Harriet Tubman Visitor’s Center
The Tubman Museum and Educational Center is part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a self-guided, scenic driving tour with more than 30 sites related to freedom seekers in the 1800s. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is a 17 acre site adjacent to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, along MD 335. There will be a 16,000 sq. ft. LEED Silver rated Visitor Center and Administration Building as well as a 2,700 sq. ft. open air pavilion with fireplace and picnic tables. Visitors will begin their exhibit experience with an orientation film. The interpretive exhibits focus on Tubman and the Underground Railroad Resistance Movement from the Maryland perspective.
The Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the dramatic story of our nation’s founding though immersive gallery experiences, object theaters, and recreated historical scenes. From the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic, the Museum’s permanent exhibition explores the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s Revolutionary beginnings. Located next to the Liberty Bell and steps away from Independence Hall the award winning building will open in April, 2017.
The National Constitution Center presents Living News
This live performance features three actors who introduce current controversial issues in a way students can relate to. Each performance is followed by a talk-back with the actors in the show. The format is suitable for students in grades 5-12. Admission is free with general admission but requires a timed reservation.
Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Smack in the middle of the Poconos, Aquatopia at the Camelback Resort is the #1 indoor waterpark in America. The largest indoor waterpark on the East coast, the (125,000 square feet, two level), Aquatopia is open all year. Meal packages are also included in the one-day package. Overnight accommodations can be made at Camelback Lodge, and ski packages with Aquatopia are available.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating Boston Museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here”, are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening – an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages.
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