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.
This is the perfect family-friendly event. The experience begins May 26, 2023 and runs through July.
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Art of the Brick: Inside a World of LEGO
After garnering international acclaim and landing a spot on CNN’s list of “Must-See” exhibitions, Art of the Brick has made its way to Atlanta. This latest iteration of the iconic LEGO® art exhibition by Nathan Sawaya boasts never-before-seen features and 100+ works of art made from over a million bricks.
You’ll dive into the artwork and watch it come alive with moving installations and 360º projections, and learn more about how all these bricks got turned into these amazing sculptures you’ll have to see to believe.
Art of the Brick: Inside a World of LEGO is running now through June at the Exhibition Hub Atlanta Art Center.
DISCOUNT: There will be a special 20% discount on Art of the Brick Atlanta to celebrate Endangered Species Day on MAY 19! Tickets purchased on May 19 will be 20% off. You can visit with the applied discount on any desired date, but the tickets have to be purchased on May 19, 2023.
Book It: Art of the Brick: Inside a World of LEGO
Immersive Disney Animation
Lighthouse Immersive Studios has brought Disney Animation to Atlanta!
Immersive Disney Animation is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.
Imagine stepping into the Casita with Mirabel from Encanto, being at Pride Rock as Rafiki presents Simba – surrounded by the animal kingdom as the sun rises. Imagine hopping on a train with Judy Hopps and going into Zootopia or taking a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine, and so much more….
Now you can! Step into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios and celebrate the music, artistry and animation from the creators of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Big Hero 6 and many more.
You’ll find Immersive Disney Animation at 159 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324.
Monet: The Immersive Experience
Monet: The Immersive Experience will make you feel like you’ve entered one of the famous artist’s most popular works of art. With 360º digital projections and a unique virtual reality experience, you’ll be able to truly immerse yourself into Monet’s artwork.
Located at Exhibition Hub at the Atlanta Art Center, Monet: The Immersive Experience allows you to sit and be surrounded by the Impressionist artwork. You’ll experience digital displays, sound effects, projection mapping, and more.
Monet: The Immersive Experience is for all ages, and ages 3 and under are free.
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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:
- Waking Wonderland Morning Family Show
- Immersive Experience Admission Ticket at Illuminarium
- Illuminarium Immersive Nightlife Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has already been to Atlanta before, but it will be returning at a new venue soon.
The experience will re-open its doors in a new venue soon, along with a redesigned Van Gogh show that will be larger, more immersive, and even more colorful. At this immersive experience, you’ll step into a 2-story-tall, 20,000 square foot room and take in the amazing sights of the artist’s most famous works. This amazing light and sound show should not be missed.
The new location is being kept secret, but tickets are already available — so you can check it out as soon as it’s ready!
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.
Klimt: The Immersive Experience
Experience this 360º digital art exhibition that allows you to step into the world of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.
At this experience, you’ll be able to see Klimt’s famous artworks, and also take part in a one-of-a-kind VR experience. You’ll be able to learn more about his life and career, while taking in the beauty of his paintings surrounding you.
Klimt: An Immersive Experience will be coming to Atlanta soon. You can sign up to be alerted about details here.
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.
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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