Manhattan’s RiseNY offers immersive galleries and theme park-worthy experience to students

Located blocks from Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, RiseNY is a new innovative museum attraction offering students and educators a literal elevated experience. This threepart cultural adventure full of history includes a documentary film, self-guided galleries, and an unprecedented visceral soaring attraction to kick off your New York City tour.

Youth groups start with a City Hall-themed immersive film by award-winning documentarian Ric Burns detailing the history of New York City and Times Square. Once the movie is over, groups are set free to discover the second part of their experience through the immersive gallery exhibits.

RiseNY has seven museumstyle galleries for students and teachers to explore at leisure, each specializing in an important NYC attribute. Each gallery has a map of the city pinpointing sites that are featured in the space to assist in the next part of your NYC tour.

When you begin your adventure at RiseNY, take notes of the places featured throughout. Use the museum as a jumping-off point to learn about sites of interest to your educational group before heading out into the Big Apple.

RiseNY Fashion Exhibit

Students and educators are encouraged to explore the self guided galleries after the short film. There’s a lot of information, historical artifacts, photographs and stories to discover that could take a couple of hours to admire.

Students can discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery. Learn the history of Tesla’s Coil and its influence on the rise of mass media in the TV/ Radio Gallery. For youth groups interested in specific industry trades, visual, language, and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Film and Broadway galleries. Educational guides aligned with NYSED standards are available for grades 3rd – 12th.

RiseNY Flying Theater

The third part of the experience and perhaps the most talked about is the “Flying Theater,” a one-of-a-kind simulation attraction offering guests a “theme park quality ride.” While suspended 30 feet in the air, fly across all five boroughs, complete with mist sprayers and tipping seats. The 40-foot-high, 180-degree projection dome gives you spectacular 8K aerial footage of the magnificent city below.

Request More Information From RiseNY

RiseNY is located at 160 W 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan. For more information about youth group trip reservations, please visit for help planning your NYC student excursion or simply submit a request through the online form and a member of the team will contact you shortly.