Recently, I got to play with new tech at an interesting venue. I signed up for a Samsung event at Samsung 837. Samsung 837 is the flagship store for all Samsung products in New York City. You can find Samsung 837 not coincidentally at 837 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District. It’s where you go to test out all of the new products that Samsung has just debuted or that is available for preorder. And what I am playing with today is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cell phone. It has been out a little while and the rumors (now confirmed) are that the Samsung Galaxy 10 will debut
next this week with a live broadcast. The unveiling was amazing! But more about that in an upcoming post.
Before we got to go play with the Samsung Note 9 cell phones at the Museum of Illusions, we had to learn the tricks to make them work their best. After about thirty minutes we were ready to head out and walk to the museum.
The venue is the New York showroom/headquarters for Samsung is very close to the tour we were having at the newest museum in New York City. That museum is the Museum Of Illusions. To be honest, I had walked past the museum a number of times not realizing this museum had opened. The Museum of Illusions is a gallery of optical illusions and puzzles that trick the mind’s eye.
My Eyes Playing Tricks On Me
It is like a science experiment that you get to touch in there. Everything invites you to touch, play, and step back as your eyes try to capture what’s going on.
I think some of the illusions actually strengthened my eye muscles. From the illusions of height and proportion in the Ames Room to the table of puzzles that lined the table in the smart playroom.
The only drawback was that the museum was already packed and our group was large so that you had to be patient to wait for your chance to take pictures of all the rooms with the different illusions because I understand the need for the perfect Instagram picture.If you do go I suggest that you follow the tips that Mad Hatters NYC laid out on their visit.
Some Signature Snaps At the Museum of Illusions
I didn’t get as many perfect pictures as everyone else because it was just too tedious to angle everything just right with a line of people waiting behind me. The funniest thing about this picture is that the illusion was so legit to the camera’s eye that it kept telling me to rotate the picture. Btw, props to the lovely Karina for being my consistent and obliging blog model. When it wasn’t too hectic, you could get help from the workers at the museum, they were very kind.
The next image was so hard to get the illusion just right because I am not supposed to be seen but I just couldn’t get it after about ten shots. I got frustrated and gave up. But isn’t it awesome to play poker with a table of your clones?
For this kaleidoscope shot it was just one image at the end of a triangle shaped tube that when you took a picture refracted the picture a hundred times. SCIENCE!! That tricky, tricky, diva named Science. But the illusion is so reminiscent of those inexpensive kaleidoscopes from my childhood. Did you play with one too? I loved them! I think I am telling my age.
Opinion on the Museum of Illusions #WithGalaxy
I had a great time running around the museum like a child from corner to corner trying to figure out what I am supposed to “see”. It was even better given the chance to document it with a super cool phone. I would definitely do it again. If you are in the area you can stop by without reservations and play at Samsung 837 and listen to the amazing DJ that is usually spinning on the weekends. If you want to join a free event you’ll need to look up whats available and sign up quickly because the events fill up fast.
And if you are looking to take on the fun at the Museum of Illusions without tech, the ticket prices are as follows; Adults $19, Seniors/Military $17 and children $13. There is a special family ticket for $53. It’s a popular museum so be prepared to wait to enter on weekends. Again, be prepared for lines. There has been a velvet rope outside every time I’ve passed.
Have you ever gone to a museum like this? How about with the chance to try out a new phone model? I thought that it was pretty cool way to document your day, do something cool and stay within budget. Got any suggestions for my next rendezvous let me know in the comments below . Also tell me what you thought of this rendezvous.
Until our next rendezvous…