‘Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ is a travelling exhibition intended for a wide audience including families and visitors of all ages. Running in Herzliya from January until August 1, 2020.
The exhibition features 2000 of Van Gogh’s creations, to be displayed in a 3000 feet hall, especially designed, in the Arena mall in Herzliya.
Thanks to cutting edge virtual projection you will become a part of the spectacular, incomparable universe of Vincent Van Gogh. The experience will let you discover the life of the artist in a new way: his time at the convent and in Arles, the secrets from the letters he wrote to his brother and much more. You will participate in a unique sound and light show that will immerse you in the world renowned and familiar images of Vincent Van Gogh. No one will leave untouched. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 360 degree experience in the universe of one of the greatest geniuses of the last century.
Exhibition hours: OPEN until August 31st, 2020 Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m (Last entrance on 6:00 p.m)
Fridays: 09:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
* Children over the age of 3, require a ticket
Address: Arena Mall, Ha-Shunit 2 St., Herzliya
The exhibition is now working under the Ministry of Health new instructions:
A) Upon entry visitors will be requested to measure their fever. If the temperature will be above 37.5 Celsius they won't be allowed to enter.
B) Visitors will be requested to register on a dedicated form before enter the exhibition.
C) On the entry hall and during the exhibition visitors must keep 2 meters gap between each person.
D) Every visitor must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth.
E) Hygiene stands are available throughout the exhibition.
Groups over 10 people are requested to contact us in advance in order to set up suitable time for their visit and answer short questionnaire as requested by the Ministry of Health.
It was a cold and windy day, but on Friday, Jan 24th we visited the Van Gogh immersive experience in Herzliya…and we enjoyed it!
Our overall experience was really great. We were not there for much more than one hour, but really enjoyed the experience. We entered in to the first room, where tables are set up with crayons so that you can color in your own Van Gogh picture which you can then scan onto the large screen of the ‘gallery exhibition wall’ for everyone to see. I think they hoped that adults as well as children would participate in this…although we didn’t actually see anyone do it!
Just after this, people were waiting in line for the VR experience. This was for sure the highlight for us. The line moved quite quickly as there are 38 stations and the VR film lasts 11 minutes. However there are ONLY 2 English VRs, which we decided to wait for, and we are glad we did. We asked them what would happen if lots of Anglos arrived together and they said that it actually happened a day earlier, and they handed out
I have not really experienced VR , and I thought the experience was beautiful. Apart from feeling a little teeny bit motion sick at the very start, I got used to it and truly enjoyed being inside the spectacular scenery that inspired Van Gogh’s paintings, and really feeling immersed and inspired by it. I think that only children who are interested and appreciate art will enjoy it as much as adults (this is because I think they are least impressed by technology that they are so used to with their computer games).
Afterwards, there is another section (a different tent) that takes you through the history of Van Gogh. Unfortunately, this is displayed with explanations only in Hebrew and Russian, so admittedly we didn’t spend a long time reading it, which was a shame. The highlight here is the beautiful large room with moving paintings across all the walls to music. It is decked out with mats, sun loungers and little seats for you to relax and immerse yourself in the art. This was relaxing a stunning and enjoyable!
There was a cute gift shop and small kiosk with coffee and light snacks at the end.
If you are fortunate with the weather, you could spend the rest of your time enjoying the beautiful marina, with restaurants (some kosher) and venture round to the beach. If not, the mall has some
Parking is free for the first hour under the arena mall.
We recommend this experience but do try to find discounts through the various credit cards and avoid paying full price.
The exhibition was stroller and wheelchair friendly.
We recommend trying to use discounts from relevant credit cards if you can rather than paying full price!