National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Encounter: Ocean Odyssey aims to replicate the experience of being on the ocean floor: you’ll witness squid fights, weave your way through a kelp forest and face a 50-foot whale—all in a series of interactive rooms outfitted with the latest digital technology.
The interactive, immersive NFL Experience in Times Square allows fans to feel what it’s like to be an NFL player, transporting them from training-camp kickoff through the game’s biggest stage—the Super Bowl. How? Through a “4D” theater, interactive activities and a chance to see a real Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Opry City Stage
An offshoot of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Opry City Stage aims to bring some Southern hospitality up north. There’s a down-home menu; live music on weekdays; and, on weekends, a broadcast of the stage show from its Nashville counterpart. Exhibitions, photos and a fourth-floor songwriters’ performance space allow you to get your country music fill right in Times Square.
Gulliver’s Gate is a new Times Square attraction, featuring miniature models of the world’s great attractions. The scenes play with space and time—the tableau pictured here is of a gaslit Manhattan from earlier times. See more in our photo gallery.
NYC’s brand new ferry service began operations earlier this year, stopping at destinations up and down the East River, Governors Island (seasonally) and on to the Rockaways. For tips on where to go near ferry stops, read our guide.
The Center for Women’s History
The new Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society, the first of its kind in the country, illustrates how women of all races have fought to bring about change and equality.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Newly renovated and expanded, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art exhibits works by prominent LGBTQ artists.