Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

The Hall of Fame Lobby

  • Meet real-world survivors, including emergency first responders, wildlife rescue workers, psychologists, physical trainers, and everyday people, through artifacts, photographs, and videos
  • Explore the tools of the trade.
  • Learn about the science behind the seven steps of survival.

Survival Gym

  • Watch demonstrations on how to fall safely, swim out of quicksand, and survive an avalanche
  • Try to pick a lock with everyday materials.
  • Practice your lie detection ability as you question a friend.
  • Test your motor skills as you jump from the rooftops of one subway car to the next.

Challenge Rooms

  • Put your newly acquired survival smarts to the test. What would you do if you were in a sinking car, caught in a riptide, surrounded by sharks…and a giant octopus? Race the clock as you answer a series of extreme Worst-Case Scenario-based questions.


The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience produced by Exhibits Development Group and developed by Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with Quirk Books and The Franklin Institute