Open run | 1h 15m | Midtown W

That Inventions Show

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent

About the show

(On hiatus until 4/11) From the team behind the long-running "That Physics Show" and "That Chemistry Show" comes this new show tracing the history of inventions from 1850 to the present. Includes hands-on demonstrations. More…

Created by and featuring Denny Daniels in association with The Museum of Interesting Things, the production will explore the first sound recordings, early projections and film, steam engines, telephones, ingenious toys, and a multitude of other electric, electronic, and mechanical inventions that have led to our current world.

Member Reviews (22)


Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent

Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you want exposure to a few early inventions and their connection to today's technology. Good display of objects and great for kids.

Don't see it if you want an adult paced show: kids shouting, long walk thrus in the audience, repetition due to interruptions, lighting issues, photo taking

Also Should consider preparing two versions of this show: one for adults an... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Curious, Not a show, Poorly designed, Thought-provoking

See it if you are curious about old inventions (duh), but don't expect a show in any sense of the word. No flow, no transitions, no story.

Don't see it if you aren't up for a poorly designed show. This isn't a show in any sense of the word. A number of old inventions are shown and discussed.

Also This has so much potential, but either it was the narrator's bad day, ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Intelligent, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like to learn about the technologies of the past, like museums and want to bring a child...very short

Don't see it if You are interested in a full length intelligent production

Intelligent, Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You want to see a slightly disjointed unorganized explanation of some interesting inventions.

Don't see it if You are an adult and aren't interested in seeing a show that is really completely geared to children.

Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Dated

See it if you have a kid in tow. It's excruciatingly boring for the adults.

Don't see it if you actually want a coherent and meaningless play on inventions and/or history of inventions.

Slow, Quirky

See it if You are interested in the history of inventions such as the phonograph or cell phone. You have a child between 6 and 10 years old with you

Don't see it if You mind having kids talk the whole time this is not a show for adults. It is 45 minutes and was really better suited as a museum exhibit.

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