a.14While looking for something to occupy myself between Broadway shows on my recent trip to New York, I slipped into Discovery Times Square (Discovery TS), “New York City’s first large-scale exhibition center. Extraordinary exhibits and unforgettable experiences come to life at this exciting new vibrant space for entertainment, learning and adventure.”

Basically Discovery TS is a commercial museum space that brings exhibitions to the masses, which I guess is not a bad thing.  For example, currently they are presenting two major exhibitions, the historically based Pompeii The Exhibit, and the pop culture-based, Harry Potter the Exhibit.

I was attracted to the Pompeii exhibit and was very curious to see what Discovery TS had put together – and I was not disappointed.

About Pompeii The Exhibit“Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash. Over 250 artifacts – includes some never-before-seen objects and the largest collection of body casts ever on display including a dramatic skeleton collection  A brand-new, immersive movie experience depicting a timelapsed representation starting from the moment of Vesuvius’ massive explosion.”

Pompeii The Exhibit was very well curated and the atmosphere created made the tragedy real and relevant all these centuries later.  If you do go, plan for at least a couple of hours to see and experience everything without being rushed, and go at a time when the school groups are not there – unless you enjoy that sort of thing.

Tickets are pricey, but we recommend adding the extra $7 for the audio tour, which truly enhances the experience.

Learn more about Discovery TS here.

See more about the Pompeii exhibition here.