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“Wonderful Experience For The Entire Family”

Discovery Times Square
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Owner description: Welcome to Discovery Times Square (Discovery TS) where extraordinary exhibits and unforgettable experiences come to life in our exciting, vibrant space for entertainment, learning and adventure.New York has always been something of a stage - a showcase for debuts and second acts. And so it is fitting that in the vast space that once housed The New York Times printing presses, Discovery Times Square now offers headlines of a different, but equally compelling sort.From the icy waters of the Titanic's final resting place to genius mind of Da Vinci and the riches of King Tut, Discovery is proud to celebrate the world with the world class exhibits of the new Discovery Times Square.Discovery TS also features two exclusive retail experiences — The Discovery Store featuring the latest in games, dvds and other products from the #1 nonfiction company in the world, Discovery Channel, and The New York Times Store with a wide range of exclusive items perfect for the newspaper enthusiast or history buff.
Plainview, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience For The Entire Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Discovery Times Square is the best place to take your family. They house traveling exhibitions. Being local to the area, I have taken my 14 year old triplets to see

- The Harry Potter Exhibition
- The Spy Exhibit
- The King Tut Exhibit
- The Pompeii Exhibition
- The Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit

I can't afford to take my children to England / Egypt / Italy / China but I can pay $20 or less to have these pieces of history brought to me.

We look forward to the emails we get from Discovery announcing what's coming next.

The hall shows two exhibits at the same time. We have purchased combo tickets to see two shows at once, which are sold at a reduced price (less than if you bought them separately).

Tickets are bought with an entry time. We always try to get an early slot (10am or 11am) as the exhibits are usually less crowded in the morning. In some cases (like the Spy exhibit) there was a lot to read and do, so getting there early enabled us to see everything.

On average we spend 2 - 3 hours at a given exhibit.

For an additional fee you can buy a recorded guided tour that tells you about the items in the exhibit.

I highly recommend stopping by to see what's going on at Discovery Times Square

Visited August 2012
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“Not bad. But why no photos?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

It was alright. Good displays. But why are we not allowed to take photos? Gift shop was expensive. Would I go again? No.

Visited April 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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“Harry Potter: expensive and not worth it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We paid a lot of money to take the family to this exhibit, which consisted solely of some costumes and props allegedly from the museum. Nothing the kids could even touch. Not only was the admittance a lot of money, but at every turn they were looking for more. Despite their crowd control scheme, it was crowded, so it seemed that you had little time next to each glass case. Having said that, the kids seemed to enjoy it, at least the kids who had not been to Universal. Pass this one by. Oh, and no photos allowed, with gendarmes at every corner. Very unfriendly attitude.

Visited March 2013
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Moraga, CA
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“Harry Potter exhibit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went to Discovery Times Square to see the Harry Potter exhibit, which may have left by now. However, the exhibit was wonderful. Cost, somewhat pricey! The location is easy to get to, right off Times Square.

Visited April 2013
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New York
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“The Boy loved it!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Harry Potter and a spy exhibit entertained an 11 year old boy, but was expensive, commercial and corny.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank DrMaryC
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