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Imaginary World of The Nutcracker

ON VIEW December 7 – January 7 | All Ages

ON VIEW - DECEMBER 7 - JANUARY 7  w/ DAILY DAYTIME ADMISSIONS (All Ages): 10am-5pm and EVENING ADMISSIONS (21+): 5:30pm-10:30(11:30pm)  > BUY TICKETS

Discover the "Imaginary World of The Nutcracker" as the beloved winter story comes to life with new digital experiences.

Inspired by the original story and powered by the latest projection and augmented reality technologies, "Imaginary World of The Nutcracker" installation is an exploratory experience through multiple immersive sets where the Nutcracker and other characters come to life via projections and the ARTECHOUSE Augmented Reality app. Filled with details and constant movement the installation shifts and performs as visitors walk around, leaving no moment unfilled. Populated by visually stunning and enticing elements and wrapped in digital graphics, the dreamlike world of toys, magic trees, snowflakes and candy offers a memorable experience for both adults and kids alike. The mystical Nutcracker himself is just one member of a truly magnificent ensemble.

The digital experience is an interactive and immersive adaptation of the two-hundred-year-old tale of the Nutcracker with:

  • visual and interactive elements by Sila Sveta,
  • interactive installations by Noirflux,
  • Augmented Reality activations from ARTECHOUSE

Make sure to download the free ARTECHOUSE app via Google Play or iTunes Store before your visit.

All Evening Admissions and weekend Daytime Admissions include access to a full operating bar.  Spark your taste buds and your imagination with ARTECHOUSE's newest cocktails and drinks at the first Augmented Reality bar in the U.S. Ticket includes admission only. Drinks are sold separately. Only guests 21 and over with a valid ID can purchase alcoholic beverages. 

IMAGINARY WORLD OF THE NUTCRACKER installation is on view December 7 - January 7 with daily Daytime Admission (All Ages)*: 10a.m. - 5p.m. and  Evening Admission (21+): 5:30p.m.-10:30/11:30p.m.    > Buy tickets now.

ARTECHOUSE is located at The Portals between Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations in Southwest, DC, at 1238 Maryland Ave. SW, just down the street from the Mandarin Oriental hotel.  > Plan your visit.

*Tickets are required for all attending, except babies in body carriers. 

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Located right in the heart of Washington, D.C., ARTECHOUSE is a few blocks away from the Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations and just down the street from the Mandarin Oriental hotel. > Hours, directions, FAQ's…

The address is 1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20024

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