Group Tours of the Holographic Studios
Holographic Studios is one of New York City’s most unique tour group destinations. Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, we are “Recommended” by TripAdvisor and rated as the Number One Obscure Museum in America by Mashable. A tour at Holographic Studios is a mix of science fiction, art, and magic.
Your group will get to see amazing 3D illusions close up and learn the secrets behind them. Typical tours last between 45 to 60 minutes depending on the questions and answers that your guests ask. Your tour guide will show you a variety of types of holograms from small to large and some special ones that are not on display to the general public. At the end of the tour, all guests receive a complimentary hologram as our way of thanks. Weekend tours incur a one hundred dollar surcharge. There is a one hundred dollar deposit required to book the tours. It is refundable up to 48 hours before the tour with written notice via email. The balance is due upon arrival.
The Tour – $30 per person (not to exceed 35 people – larger groups can be split in two. Minimum group size is 20 people).
The gallery is about the size of a small boutique. There is a wide variety of types of holograms on display. Your guide will give a brief talk about the holograms you see and explain how holography and 3D works. You will see:
- Images that jump right out of the hologram.
- Celebrity portraits including Andy Warhol, Phyllis Diller, Isaac Asimov among others.
- Holographic sculptures from Russian museums that look so real you will swear they are not holograms.
- The world’s largest collection of motion image holograms.
- Cylindrical holograms with fully moving images that are visible from all sides.
- Computer generated holograms.
- Multi-channel holograms that change from one image to another as you walk past them.
The tour includes a short visit to our subterranean the laser laboratory. A brief talk also is given about the history of the studio and how history has repeated itself here from the time this was a blacksmith’s forge to its current incarnation as a state of the art holographic studio.
A group of eight to ten people at a time are escorted down to the subterranean laser laboratory beneath the gallery where they get to see how holograms are actually made. The labs are an underground labyrinth illuminated in a dim green photographic safe light with the brilliant primary color of the laser accenting the holographic process. It is a very surreal environment and an experience no one will ever forget. Principles of laser physics are demonstrated in a manner that borders on science fiction. Yet its all real.