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The Best Immersive Exhibits in NYC

Step into a world of pure imagination! ✨

by New York Bucket List


If you’re looking to mix up your summer fun, may we suggest stepping into a whole new dimension? From underwater worlds to ice cream-inspired rooms, let these 11 immersive experiences lead you to your next adventure.

Acadia Earth Immersive Exhibit 

Ever wonder what the future of our planet could look like? Head to Acadia Earth to experience immersive underwater worlds and fantasy lands. This power exhibit is powered by augmented reality and virtual reality designed to allow you to discover the ways small lifestyle changes can impact the Earth.  

Where: 718 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
When: Thursday-Friday 2pm - 5pm | Saturday 10am - 2pm | Sunday 10am - 2pm


Award-winning visual artist Julius Horsthuis's Geometric Properties has taken over the ARTECHOUSE space to create an immersive video-visual installation that is truly mind-bending. Horsthuis presents a new existence: an immersive, eternal reality removed from the complexities of the everyday. This is a reality-altering experience that you and your friends will talk about forever. 

When: Now through September 6, 2021; Daily 10am - 10pm
Where: 439 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011

Museum Of Ice Cream

Night At The Museum 

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This just may be the sweetest date spot ever. Spend an evening at NYC’s Museum of Ice Cream to make some incredibly unforgettable memories together. Jump hand-in-hand into the world’s largest Sprinkle Pool or slide down Manhattan’s largest indoor slide. No matter which thrill you choose, a pink-super-cone will be awaiting you to cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth.

When: Multiple dates and times, Wednesday - Sunday 
Where: 558 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Weekday: Flex Passes

With over 13 immersive rooms for Ice Cream lovers, you’re going to want to have a flex pass to experience all this goodness! While you weave in and out of the magical rooms, friendly guests will sneak you treats to help sweeten the adventure. 

Limited Time Cocktail Packages 

If you’re a cocktail lover too, you’ll want to experience the Museum of Ice Cream like this! Not only will you enjoy sweet treats as you immerse all of your senses in ice cream-filled adventures, but now you enjoy a drink or two. 

When: Ticket can be redeemed on a Wednesday or Thursday evening from July 21 - August 3; Evening Hours are between 6:30 - 7:30 PM 

Color Factory

Step in to a world of color and imagination all in downtown NYC! Add a little color to your day as you explore Color Factory's 12 vibrant immersive installations in SoHo.

When: Varies
Where: 251 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

Happy Go Lucky Exhibit

This widely popular immersive, high-tech art exhibit is back in NYC! Spend a day letting your senses wander through multimedia rooms that use light and projection for a unique experience. With all the innovative tech being used, the Happy Go Lucky Exhibit feels like a dream. 

When: June 23 - August 18
Where: 32 Mercer Street, New York 10013 

Immersive Van Gogh

Step into the larger-the-life world of Vincent Van Gogh in a whole new way! This digital art experience covers the exhibition walls in some of Van Gogh’s most impressive pieces. There are 90 million pixels of moving projections in this 360 degrees immersive exhibit. Flawlessly combining music, art, and tech – this is someplace worth goghing to get lost in. 

When: Mondays–Sundays from June, 2021
Where: Pier 36, NYC

Date Night at Immersive Van Gogh

Whether for an anniversary, engagement, or just a night out—this will transform your night into one for the ages. On arrival, you’re escorted together to a private balcony booth, with a birds-eye view of the exhibit. Here you can snuggle up with your sweetheart and take in the illuminating imagery, all while nibbling on Neuhaus chocolate truffles.

Yoga Classes at Immersive Van Gogh

Tone your body and enrich your spirit while bathed in the animated, jaw dropping works of the legendary Van Gogh! All fitness levels are welcome to enroll in these 35 min yoga classes, and to stay 25 mins after to purely enjoy the exhibit. Each workout is choreographed in harmony with the music, sounds, light, and moving images from Van Gogh’s masterpieces, for the ultimate sensory experience.  


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Heighten your mind in just 45 minutes. SuperReal is NYC’s projection mapping spectacle that fuses cutting-edge technology in a historical landmark building to create a once-in-a-lifetime art experience. Step into another dimension with SuperReal’s 12,000 square feet of mirrored flooring and a 30-foot vaulted ceiling. 

When:  Wednesday 11:30-7:00pm, Thursday & Friday 11:30-9:00pm, Saturday 10:30-9:00pm, Sunday 10:30-7:00pm
Where: 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Spy Museum

Become the spy of your childhood dreams at NYC’s Spy Museum. Developed in partnerships with a former Head of Training at British Intelligence, Spyscape is the real deal. You’ll crack codes and dodge lasers, too, as you explore spy gadgets and hear spy stories along the way. 

When: Through December 31st 
Where: Spyscape NYC, 928 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019 

The Nature of Color 

Spend a day at the 150-year old institution, The American Museum of Natural History. As you step into The Nature of Color, be ready to discover the breathtaking ways color exists in nature and our human world. You’ll also learn the incredible ways color affects human behavior. 

When: Varies Times/Date. Tickets available via timed entry. 
Where: 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 


Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s latest exhibit is taking over The New York Botanical Garden. Kusama: Cosmic Nature brings sprawling floral and nature-inspired sculptures to the garden. There are over 250 acres to wander here of expansive, unique galleries and sculptures. 

When: Varies Times/Dates through October 31st 
Where: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126