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Discovery Times Square, New York City

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Discovery Times Square houses traveling exhibits right in the center of New York City. In the basement of the former New York Times Building (now the Times Square Building), the museum opened in 2009. Past limited-time exhibits--usually both interactive and educational--have included Body Worlds, Harry Potter, and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The museum includes two retail shops. The Discovery Store features products relating to the Discovery Channel, while the New York Times Store sells items catering to newspaper lovers. With our online itinerary creator, New York City attractions like Discovery Times Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visited the Body World show, with the plasticined bodies donated to science. Quite incredible, took 300+photos of the displays, where else would you ever see such a thing (nowhere in New Zealand anywa...  more »
  • We visited the Rolling Stones exhibit this past weekend and were transported back in time. First of all the Discovery Zone is not in Times Square any longer. It is now located on West 12th Street in t...  more »
  • This was my first thing I did upon my arrival & I wasn't disappointed. As a huge fan of Star Wars I had to come here. Not many people around so I was able to get some great photos & wander around free...  more »
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  • I had a very interesting afternoon here -- I spent several hours reading every bit of information that I could about Vikings! The exhibit was very informative and intriguing. I wish that you could go to the restroom halfway through the exhibit, because if you read everything in the exhibit you will have to rush yourself at some point to go out to the main area where the restroom is (and there's no re-entry to the exhibit. ): At first I thought it was unreasonable to charge separate admission for each exhibit, but after realizing how in-depth each exhibit is, I was happy just to spend 3 hours in the Viking one.
  • I was on Star Wars exibit and it was wonderful. Costumes, guns, lightsabers, everything that fan or not fan would like to see alone and with family
  • The different themes are amazing. I don't know why it is permanently closed
  • Wonderful star wars exhibition on when we were there. As a fan I loved it very nostalgic and even my partner who is not so into it found it really interesting. A great rainy day activity.
  • Saw the Start Wars exhibit...I would highly recommend it, even if casually interested. It was a great time for the whole family: mom, dad, 9 yr old girl, and 6 yr old boy. Everyone enjoyed the show!