Any gift cards purchased on Black Friday magically increase in value! OK, it’s not magic – they have computers to add on the savings – but it’s still exciting! They’ll add 20% to what you spent on the card.
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Located in Kips Bay, at 240 East 26th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave), inside a former blacksmith’s forge, Holographic Studios, has been around creating and educating people about holograms since 1979 – all thanks to “Dr. Laser” (aka Jason Arthur Sapan):
“He’s the science teacher you wish you had in high school, someone who makes physics and chemistry fun and who talks with infectious excitement. The nickname was given to him by a colleague 45 years ago.” – Geek.com
You’ll likely meet him on your visit, especially since he gives the majority of the tours.
“If you decide to take one of our tours you will get to visit our subterranean laser laboratory that is right out of Back to the Future. Imagine seeing pictures where the images literally jump right out of the wall. Some of our holograms are like what you have seen in films like Star Wars but real. You’ll see things that you have never seen before. Images that seem so real that you will think they are there, but they are actually holographic images recorded with lasers on film.” – Jetline Cruise
And you can create your own holograms too!
While the museum has been around for 40 years, over the past few months it’s been profiled in a number of major sites and publications – like Business Insider:
Learn more about Dr. Laser and the museum on this recent WFUV interview.