- The way we experience art and culture has changed. Immersive exhibitions are the future.
- Combining the elements and senses helps us experience art on a whole new level.
- Our editors looked into the top immersive art experiences in NYC.
Here’s why Destination Cosmos is our #1 pick:
Immersive exhibitions place visitors at the center of the action rather than being passive spectators. Large-scale digital projections, thrilling sound effects, and visuals swirling around everywhere stimulate senses, thoughts, and feelings, leaving a lasting impact on guests passing through the space.
But with so many of these types of exhibitions popping up in NYC, it can be challenging to figure out which to go to. Who wants to spend money and time on one that’s disappointing? You definitely don’t want to miss the best of the best.
If you like art, space, or both, you’ll love Hall des Lumières’ Destination Cosmos.
Immersive exhibition – more than just another pop-up
This story of space tracks the most significant achievements in humankind – starting with the first observations of stars many centuries ago, to the revolutionary Apollo 11 moon landing. Hall des Lumières’ spectacular journey features 3,000 carefully selected moving images.
After departing from Earth, visitors traverse Martian canyons, dive into the heart of mega planets, and explore beyond the frontiers of our solar system and the known universe.
Destination Cosmos drenches you in breathtaking images from CNES and NASA, and lulls you with an eclectic music soundtrack, featuring The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Composed of 13 sequences and a prologue, this is an immersive exhibition you will never forget.
The journey starts in complete darkness and slowly moves to illustrations highlighting the early studies of the stars. Space exploration is an ancient human dream, and it all started on Earth.
From there, you will be transported to the magnificent Solar System, covering Helios, Mars, Tchouri, Gas Giants, and the outermost boundaries until you reach outer space. You will continue traveling through extraordinary galaxies until the Milky Way becomes a luminous point. Breathtaking images taken by the James Webb telescope, which operates at 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, are only some of the exhibition’s highlights, but there’s way more to look forward to.
Accessible to everyone
Leaving Earth and jetting off into space is one of those rare experiences only a handful of humans can witness. Hall des Lumières, however, makes it possible; adults, children, visitors with reduced mobility – anyone eager to experience space through technology and art.
New York City’s permanent digital art center, Hall des Lumières has turned the restored Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank into its home in Lower Manhattan, NYC, allowing for an ultimate, state-of-the-art experience for adults and kids alike.
Located at 49 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007, it’s super easy to reach. And it’s accessible by nearly every train (A, C, J, Z, 1, 2, 3, R, W, 4, 5, 6), bus, ferry, PATH, or by walking!
Visiting an immersive art exhibition shouldn’t cost a fortune, and that’s just one more reason why we love Hall des Lumières. Adult admission starts at only $25. Plus, students, seniors, veterans, active duty, and first responders get an extra discount.
If you’re looking for a real, tangible exhibit that truly allows you to step into another world, Hall des Lumières’ Destination Cosmos is a must-see. It’s a mind-blowing space experience created in collaboration with NASA that transports you to a maze of stars, planets, nebulae, and supernovae.
It’s an experience you don’t want to miss!