Discovery Times Square

Things to do , Exhibitions Midtown West
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The Discovery Channel is one of the sponsors of this new large-scale exhibition center, which will offer limited-edition runs of exhibits from across the globe. The 60,000-square-foot space is housed in the former New York Times building, and includes a learning center, a space for special events and a café.

Venue name: Discovery Times Square
Address: 226 W 44th St
New York

Cross street: between Seventh and Eighth Aves
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Sun 10am–7pm; Wed, Thu 10am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: Prices vary by exhibit: $19.50–$27, seniors $17.50–$23.50, children 4–12 $16.50–$19.50, children under 4 free
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Evelyn D

I've seen the Harry Potter Exhibition, Pompeii, and a Spy/Espionage exhibition here. The exhibitions are on point with those of the Smithsonian. The Pompeii exhibition in particular blew me away. They create an setting and ambiance, you aren't just looking at paintings on the wall. Usually there is some type of intro mini show before you go in. For Harry Potter the exhibition you were "sorted" with the sorting hat, then the train comes out of a wall. For Pompeii you are guided into a room first and shown the city of Pompeii during the eruption. It's interactive and immersive things like this that really bring their exhibitions up a notch. Not to mention the content is fascinating especially to a history nerd like me.

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Just been round The Hunger Games Exhibition and it was great. Pay the extra $7 for the enhanced audio tour, as you get more insights and background.