A new type of adventure has entered the Atlanta scene over the past couple of years — the immersive experience. Immersive experiences can be anything from entering a set-like atmosphere to feel like you’re a part of your favorite television show, to “walking through” and being surrounded by paintings by your favorite artists.
No matter what type of immersive experience you’re looking for, Atlanta, Georgia, has become home base to several of these amazingly produced events.
Ready to learn more? Here are 9 amazing immersive experiences in Atlanta that you are sure to love.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Jurassic World: The Exhibition is an immersive experience bringing you face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs. Walk through the world-famous Jurassic World gates and prepare to be left in awe as the ground-breaking movie franchise is brought to life!
Prepare to be left in awe at this immersive experience that brings the ground-breaking film franchise, Jurassic World, to life at Pullman Yards in Atlanta. Get up-close and personal with life-size dinosaurs as you walk through the world-famous Jurassic World gates. Step behind the glass into The Creation Lab and imagine what it would have been like to walk among the breathtaking animals.
My son and I had a chance to attend this event, and it was a huge hit! We could not stop talking about how great it was. The event felt truly immersive, and we really loved all the small movie details, and of course — the dinosaurs. This is a great exhibition for any Jurassic Park or Jurassic World fan.
This is the perfect family-friendly event. The experience runs through November 2023.
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Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures
Get an unparalleled glimpse into the life of the young king. After captivating millions of visitors all over the world, this stunning exhibition about the wonders of Ancient Egypt is now coming to Atlanta!
Experience the most complete exhibition dedicated to Tutankhamun in the world, an learn everything about the boy king, his tomb, and his treasures. You’ll enjoy a fully immersive experience brought to life through perfectly reconstructed objects, breathtaking decorations & fascinating explanations.
Tickets are on sale now! The exhibition will be in Atlanta from September-November.
Spray Paint and Sip
Spray ‘n’ Sip by Studio W.I.P. invites you to learn all the ins and outs of working with spray paint and other elements of graffiti and street art at this interactive workshop. Tap into your creativity and unleash your inner street artist!
Learn the ins and outs of working with spray paint and stencils that your favorite muralists employ. You’ll be able to unleash your inner street artist on your own canvas, with a private instructor helping you along the way.
This experience is BYOB friendly, so feel free to bring your favorite drinks along.
Illuminarium Atlanta is the place to go for immersive experiences in Atlanta — for sure! At Illuminarium Atlanta, you can choose from several different experiences, or see more than one.
With fun experiences like SPACE: An Experience Beyond Earth, Waking Wonderland, and Wild: A Safari Experience, you’re sure to find a show here that you’ll love. Here you’ll find 360° immersive audio, in-floor vibrations, scent systems, and more.
SPACE will take you out of this world, and Waking Wonderland will take you down the rabbit hole on a dreamlike journey to Wonderland. Wild will make you feel that you’ve stepped right off the nearby Atlanta BeltLine and right into an African safari.
With different packages to choose from, including an awesome family pack deal, this is a unique adventure everyone is sure to love.
Looking for a fun date night? Try Illuminarium Atlanta After Dark Experience. On select evenings for adults 21+, the After Dark Experience features admission to both immersive spaces, a DJ on select evenings, and a full bar and small bites available for purchase. Illuminarium is open everyday except Tuesdays.
Get Your Guide is a great place to get your Illuminarium tickets:
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a brand-new 360º digital art exhibition in Atlanta that invites you to step into the universe of the Dutch genius, Vincent van Gogh. Brought to you by the organizers of a collection of widely successful exhibitions present in cities across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, this exhibit is back for a second time and has now re-opened with an entirely new show!
Discover a new way to enjoy the works of Vincent van Gogh, and immerse yourself in the artist’s masterpieces with a 360-degree digital show. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind VR experience that allows you to travel through 8 works and their source of inspiration in “A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles France.”
You’ll experience digital displays, sound effects, projection mapping, and more.
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations. Enjoy musical tributes to artists such as Beyonce and Adele, or take in a themed concert like “Sci-fi and Fantasy” or “A Haunted Evening of Halloween.”
The music is usually performed by a string quartet, and is held at different locations like The Chapel on Sycamore or Magnolia Hall at Piedmont Park. This is a magical and unique way to hear music you know and love.
Ready to feel like you’ve entered Jurassic Park? Then head out to Dinos Alive, and interactive experience that lets you get up close to life-like dinosaurs.
Dinos Alive allows you to walk alongside animated replicas of dinosaurs who roamed the Earth millions of years ago. You’ll come face to face with over 80 specimens of life-sized, moving replicas like T-rex, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Velociraptors, and more. You can even see Jurassic sea giants in a virtual aquarium.
A visit to Dinos Alive takes approximately an hour, and is for all ages. Dinos Alive is expected to make its return to Atlanta soon, and you can sign up for the waitlist to be the first to know when the details are released.
Beat The Bomb
Want to feel like you stepped into a real-life video game? Beat the Bomb gives you the chance to do just that!
Beat the Bomb is kind of like an escape room experience…but even more immersive. Beat the Bomb requires all players to work together to win, and if you don’t — you get blasted with paint or foam! (Just so you know…only about 10% of teams actually Beat the Bomb. Ha!)
Choose from 1-hour missions, where you suit up in hazmat gear, dodge lasers, and crack codes to Beat The Bomb. One of their most popular experiences involves having a team of 4 to 6 players suit up and try to advance through a series of five high-tech game rooms to accomplish their mission to Beat the Bomb. Try to disarm the paint bomb…or get blasted! Can you and your crew do it?
You can also enjoy their immersive arcade lounge, and grab drinks and a bite from The Bomb Bar.
Activate, an indoor, interactive gaming experience fusing technology with physical activity, is now open in Atlanta at Suite A, 4540 Roswell Road. This is a different type of immersive experience. At Activate Atlanta, you’re basically immersed in games.
Made up of high-tech games that test a team or individual’s physical and mental agility across a wide variety of real-life challenges, Activate allows players to choose from hundreds of combinations and difficulty levels, each lasting one to three minutes. From a laser maze to arcade-style basketball hoops, there are a host of rooms for guests to play in, creating a unique experience every single time. RFID wristbands track participants’ scores and progress throughout making it perfect for a casual night out or intense competition.
You’ll find 14 game arenas and endless game combinations, variations and levels here.
Activate Atlanta is now open from 10am to 10pm, Sunday-Thursday, and 10am to 11pm, Friday-Saturday. Activate is designed for players ages 10 and up, and is best for groups of at least two players.
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES IN ATLANTA FAQ
Is the Monet Experience worth it?
Yes, the Monet Experience is really, really neat! It’s amazing to be surrounded by all the beautiful artwork, in a way that’s really never been done before.
How long is the Monet Experience?
Your visit to the Monet Experience will take approximately 1.5 hours.
Do I need to wear headphones or goggles at Illuminarium?
No, there is nothing you need to wear to enjoy the experience at Illuminarium. Their technology is all you need to be immersed in the experience.
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