After a three-week stint, an interactive pop-up museum aimed at putting New Yorkers in touch with their inner selves was set to shut down Tuesday.
During its stint in Battery Park, the Glade Museum of Feelings drew an estimated 2,000 people a day with its five exhibits, according to organizers.
Each exhibit was inspired by the company's Glade scent and emotion.
Standing outside the exterior of the museum, lights lining the white cube shaped installation change color based on curated information from social media and real time data to reflect "the mood of the city," according to organizers.
Upper East Side resident Samira Ramirez, 21, tried again to gain entry into the exhibit, after being turned away the day prior when the line closed at 2 p.m.
“I saw the Museum of Feelings on social media and saw pictures of inside and learned how interactive it was, and it seemed so cool.” Ramirez said. “I hope to leave the museum in a positive mood so I can start my day."
Glade, assembled the sensory exhibit so museum visitors could experience various fragrances coupled with projected elicited emotions while walking through the maze-like interior.
The idea, organizers said, was to showcase the connection between scent and emotion.
Upon entering the museum visitors were introduced to the Optimistic exhibit, craftily created and inspired by the Glade Radiant Berries fragrance. Angel Emmauel, 18, a freshman at Queens College said, “The exhibit made me feel good but I feel it is a little over hyped.”
However, her favorite sensory zone was Exhilarated, she said. Following Optimist exhibit is the Joyful exhibit, where visitors get to explore a virtual forest while taking in the smell of the Glade scent Balsam & Fir.
The last three multi-sensory zones are identified as Invigorated, Exhilarated and Calm, each meant to immerse the visitors’ senses with sounds, lights and props set-up in the space and their own unique Glade fragrance. Visitors were seen taking selfies and photos of the unique set-ups and posting to social media with the hash tag #museumoffeelings.
The sensory experience is then completed in a retail lounge, where visitors can snap a self-portrait referred to as a ‘Mood Lens’ and receive an email of what emotions are captured in the candid based on the visitor’s biometrics.
Amelia Ramirez, 19, sophomore at Laguardia Community College visited the Museum for the second time since it opened, her favorite exhibits remain the same since she first visited, “Joyful and calm, they have great props to take pictures,” and she experienced the elicited emotions in the spaces, Ramirez said.
“The moods were synonyms for each other, they kind of made a mix of the same things in a way, and should “add more moods people identify with in real life,” she said.