Thinking about visiting the new Immersive Monet Experience in Scottsdale with the kids? More information below, as well as some thoughts from our hosted visit.
The experience consists of a 30 minute show, combining music with Monet + other Impressionists works, projected on four walls, a real 360• experience! There are two rooms to view the show. (The larger room is our favorite!) Some chairs are provided, but most visitors sit on the floor. You are welcome to stay as long as you like.
Also included: a beautiful floral photo op, a black and white light tunnel to walk through, a side room with replicas of Van Gogh’s letters, and a gift shop. There are no original paintings on display.
Is it kid friendly? Depends. Younger children may be mesmerized by the movement and love it, or may be completely bored, and too vocal. While the music is often loud, it is not enough to cover child chatter. Walking around would be possibly distracting for others as well. We visited with just our 10 year old for these reasons, as well as the one below.
There are three nude paintings featured, side and full front views, for about 30 seconds each. The exhibit itself is recommended for ages 13+ for this reason. So take this in to consideration when bringing children.
We suggest reading up on the lives and works of Monet, Degas, Renoir, Casset, and other Impressionist artists before going. It gives context to what you’ll see. And then you’ll recognize some of the illustrations! This helped our 10 year old, and as a budding artist, she enjoyed the experience.
Pricing is as follows: Children ages 6-16 are $25/person (under 6 free). Adult tickets are $40-$80/person. This does not include booking fee and taxes. Dates are available through September 2022, with times from 11am-7pm. Located at 4301 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
More information can be found on their website.
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