SCHENECTADY, NY (January 19, 2024) – There’s still time to catch Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience at Schenectady’s Armory Studios NY. The exhibit, which opened on October 15, 2023 to rave reviews, will be ending its run on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Before it ends, the exhibit will feature two upcoming special events - Yoga at Monet and Paint Like Monet. 


At Yoga at Monet: The Immersive Experience on Saturday, January 27 at 8:30 a.m. guests will be able to find their inner Zen while surrounded by Monet’s greatest works inside the exhibit’s crown jewel – the 360-degree immersive projection room. Michelle Pollard, certified yoga instructor and owner of Studio 4 Hot Yoga & Pilates, will lead the class which is open to all experience levels. Admission starts at $25, and tickets can be purchased here.


On Saturday, February 3, guests can unleash their inner artist at Paint Like Monet: The Immersive Experience. This exciting painting workshop, led by award-winning instructor, Laura Leigh Lanchantin, provides you with everything you need to create your own masterpiece all while immersed in Monet’s world. Sessions will be held at 11:3o a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome, and tickets can be purchased at this link


“Hosting two nationally touring exhibits back-to-back shows that Schenectady County is a destination for arts and entertainment for the Capital Region and beyond,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, President of the Discover Schenectady Board of Directors. “Now is the perfect time to plan your visit, immerse yourself in the arts, explore all the things Schenectady County has to offer, and savor the delights of our fantastic local restaurants!"


Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience features Exhibition Hub’s award-winning, 4K digital mapping techniques through which guests are fully enveloped in Monet’s brilliant and contemplative works. This breathtaking experience goes even further to immerse guests into Monet’s life by placing them in stunning re-creations of Monet’s creative atelier and his luscious gardens at Giverny, while also taking guests on an unparalleled virtual reality journey where they can break the plane of his most famous paintings and explore the magnificent landscapes that inspired Monet’s works. 


Standard admission starts at $32 for adults and $19 for children. Discounted tickets are also available for seniors, students, military veterans, families, and larger groups (over nine people). To purchase advance tickets click here. Tickets are also available at the door.  


Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience is receiving stellar reviews - averaging 4.9 Stars out of 5 on Google:

Deborah T. - I shared this experience with my sister and three of my grandsons and was simply delighted by the experience. It was similar to the Van Gogh experience but the addition of the Jardin de Giverny was masterful. Close to home, easy parking and friendly staff.


Samantha P. - Absolutely wonderful! The best part was the virtual reality; it felt as if we were in Monet's paintings! It was truly a spectacular experience.


William P. - Just an amazing experience! Loved Van Gough also! Can’t wait for the next exhibition.


Joyce C. - The Monet exhibit was beautifully presented, going into the room where the water lilies were was breathtaking. Van Gough was amazing but this was a step above. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. I hope to see more artist presented, Picasso, Tasha Tudor, Dali, Rockwell, Moses just to name a few! Fun for entire family.


Emina S. - This was so beautifully done. The immersive experience was so magical. You feel like you’re inside the painting. Loved how quiet it felt at the exhibit even with so many people attending.


Brian C. - We had previously viewed the Van Gogh experience in NYC and thoroughly enjoyed it. Monet didn't disappoint. My wife, daughter and I all learned something and have an appreciation and better understanding of his work thanks to the exhibit. Recommend for adults and children of all ages. There is something for everyone.


Bernadette H. - The space at the Armory in Schenectady is perfect for the Immersive Experience. The setup of the rooms with Monet's art and information about him & his art is intriguing. The 360 room is unbelievably stunning as his art comes to life paired with beautiful music. It's so creative! I loved it.


Sherry M. - It was wonderful. Brought my in-laws and daughter, that are into art and they fully enjoyed the experience. They also really liked doing the VR. I would highly recommend this event for the whole family.


Kate W. - I shared the experience with my adult son and his girl friend, visiting from NH. In addition to enjoying the event, we shared stories of Monet's influence on us in the past. Nostalgia + innovation = good times!


David T.  - Truly an immersive experience! First, there are the information stations which explain Monet's art, his perspective and the parts of the world he painted in. Then there are the beautiful reproductions in the 'studio,' followed by the garden and then the huge room where his art is in motion all around you! Don't miss out on the VR experience, it is truly amazing. You are part of the landscapes he painted!


Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience is a must-see for anyone looking to discover and enjoy art in a unique and innovative way. With advanced technologies, an immersive gallery, and a historic venue, the exhibition promises to transport visitors to Monet's world-renowned works of art, creating a truly unforgettable experience.


To ensure easy access to the exhibit, Schenectady County has reserved over 200 FREE parking spaces located at the rear entrance to the Armory, providing direct access to the Monet exhibit. Designated ADA parking is also available.


Detailed parking information, along with details on where visitors can eat, drink, play and stay in Schenectady County while attending the exhibit, is available at Discover Schenectady’s dedicated web page located here.