I loved the King Tut exhibit at the Discovery Exposition. There were so many artifacts to see, I was blown away by the details on them given that they are over 3,000 years old. This was a very personal exhibit, and it told a story as it progressed. The first few rooms were artifacts from life in ancient Egypt in general, moving on to rooms filled with artifacts from pharaohs and King Tut’s relatives, and finally to the Boy King’s artifacts. This was a brilliant way to display to artifacts, and allowed me to immerse myself in ancient Egypt. After I finished looking at the artifacts, I caught the mummies 3d movie. This was a great way to end my visit to the exhibit, and the movie was awesome. On my way out, I hit the King Tut gift shop, which had so much fun stuff in it. There was also a Discovery Channel gift shop there as well, which had a wide variety of fun things if you felt Tut-ed out. I would absolutely recommend this exhibit to anyone and everyone. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these artifacts, and the Discovery Center really made it come alive.
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First I gotta say I was never really a fan of walking tours. I always preferred the free spirited nature of just taking a map and exploring by yourself. This tour, however, changed my mind quite a bit. During my short stay in NYC, I accompanied my friends to explore the downtown areas, namely the soho east village parts. We found about the Visitors Center, and went on a total of two tours, (at first, reluctantly,) The East Village History tour, and the Gangster, Murderers &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Weirdos tour. I was thoroughly surprised by the information provided during the tour, and I gotta say it was very interesting. The guide, Eric, brought pictures of how the building looked in the past, and so we had the chance to see side by side of the past and present. What was a mafia hideout of yesterday was now...a coffeeshop. Pretty weird twists and turns in the neighborhood. Overall, I really recommend visiting here and taking a tour. You will not be dissapointed. Btw, here's the website. eastvillagevisitorscenter.com/
Today I went to this office to obtain a NYS ID card. This office is HEAVILY used but efficiently run. Friendly, helpful facilitators are stationed among applicants to guide, check identification materials, explain which documents count for how many points and direct individuals to the correct lines. Seating areas are large and comfortable for applicants waiting to submit their final applications and make payments. Even mothers with small children are accommodated and even though it was 14 degrees outside the air was circulating and the right temperature so people wearing heavy coats could remove their outer wear and sit comfortably while waiting for processing. The processing time is relatively short. It took 1.75 hours from start to finish with well over 400 people seeking various types of documents and I did not observe one misdirected or misinformed applicant during the whole time. Bravo to the 125th Street branch of DMV - they handle their task with courteous professionalism and good humor.
This exhibit was well worth the price. The artifacts were amazing, and so was the Mummy! Who cares if it’s not King Tut’s real Mummy, it was still really cool. Who would ever think something that fragile and old would ever be taken out of Egypt? I purchased the audio guide, which deeply furthered my knowledge and understanding on King Tut and ancient Egypt in general. The layout of the 10 galleries was outstanding, and the artifacts were displayed flawlessly. A short quote or excerpt introduced each room to the viewer, providing a background on what I was about to see. All in all, the exhibit was an amazing value, and I am definitely going back to see King Tut’s chariot which is expected from Egypt any day now. This is the first time the chariot has ever left Egypt! This is the LAST time any of these items will ever be on display in the United States, so I highly recommend seeing them before they return to Egypt forever in January.
the people working here are a pretty friendly bunch, and the atmosphere is cozy, especially during heavy rains like this summer season. the coffee is only a dollar, although the pastry's more expensive, as expected of coffee shops in general. now, about the tours. the guide was a pretty cool looking guy, and since he grew up around the area he was natural in telling us the facts about the neighborhood. very informative, and overall a good experience.
I go to NYC at least once a year and I can't believe it's taken me 20+ years to finally visit this musuem. What a wonderful place! It's like stepping in to some tiny village in France or England. The gallery is nice and features a large selection of medieval art but for me, it's all about the architecture and the gardens which are beautiful. They do not take a bad picture! I'm definitely looking forward to my next visit.
The King Tut Exhibit at Discovery Times Square Exposition was amazing. I took my entire family to go see it and everybody loved it. It was extremely fun for the kids who had never seen such unbelievable artifacts, plus Discovery Times Sq Exposition had a great scavenger hunt that helped them learn even more. If you haven't seen King Tut yet, you should! Cant wait for more exhibits from Discovery Times Sq!
Take a tour of this restored tenement and learn about the families who lived there and how they met the challenges of daily life. Reservations are a must! Tenement and walking neighborhood combo tickets are the best way to get the most out of your visit. Unique , inspiring, and not to be missed.
And a blessing... what this shop has no other does... but don't make the mistake I did... if you see something here you like, you have to buy it right then, since they have so little stock (and they make most of the dresses themselves).
Breathtaking! New York first time vist - so everything was exciting. But the entry into the museum is truly breathtaking. If you have a passion for biology, history or museums, you could spend a couple of days here.