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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.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

I along with 13 of my Sunday school class went as a group. We had an awesome time. We ordered our tickets a week in advance. We had reservations at 2:30 pm. When we arrived the lady was outside to great us and ad our resevations on her sheet. She took great care of us . She was very pleasant and asked us if we needed to go to the restroom and if we had any questions. She waited for us and then took us to the line. Everything was so organized. The exhibit was nice. When you first went in the man explained everything and then it was a self paced exhibit. It took us about 2 hrs to see everything. My favorite part was writing a prayer and leaving it on the wall. This was such a great experience. The cake boss cafe is there but I didn't buy anything. Two peole in my group bought a brownie, hot chocolate and a cupcake. The said it was nothing spectacular and very expensive. The hot chocolate was $4 and so was the cupcake.

Visited March 2012
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“Dead Sea Scrolls-History Before Your Eyes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a must see if you're in NYC. The exhibit does a good job of linking the scrolls to the history of the Middle East. There are many actual artifacts as well as reproductions.
I would suggest you give yourself at least 2 hours,and rent the audiophones.
My one negative about the exhibit is many of the showcases are at adult eye level,so children and those of us in wheelchairs weren't able to see those items.

Visited March 2012
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“Dead Sea Scrolls....amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Chance to see something once in a lifetime, original papyrus scrolls on loan from Israel (thank you Israel)....worth the 2 hr. wait to get in.

Visited March 2012
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“Fun exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Great exhibits on historical and entertainment topics

Visited March 2012
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

How does one make the Dead Sea Scrolls and CSI boring? Go to the Discovery Theater and find out. Better yet. Don't bother. Spend your money on some great museums, such as the Met. Maybe the CSI team can figure out who produced this atrocity and sentence them to watching Gilligan Island reruns for eternity.

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