We’re not done with the sheer fun yet. I can’t immediately think of an educationally applicable benefit to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, but I do know it is a great attraction for student travel. It’s one exciting sight after another with wax replicas of famous people from history, sports, music, movies and television, politics, and more.
Madame Tussaud’s is famous for its incredibly life-like sculptures. You’re sure to see at least one of your favorites. And although you will ask at least once, “How do they do that?”, you won’t have to wonder for long. The museum includes a Behind the Scenes tour where you can watch the process in action. Don’t expect to lose your amazement after that, though.
Besides the life-like figures and exciting photo opportunities, some of the replicas are placed in interactive displays. This is your chance to sing on the famous American Idol stage, complete with a critique and infamous Simon eye roll. You’ll also love the 4D theater. The action is in exciting 3D with the added dimension of wind, scent, and mist. (Apparently in the fourth dimension you get hit in the face with stuff.)
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum (pictured above by svachalek on Flickr) is located right in the heart of Time’s Square, creating yet another reason students love to include it in their New York City tours. It’s an exciting attraction surrounded by the most exciting intersection in the city that never sleeps.