You and your family can immerse yourselves in even more of the great Garden State when an exhibit from the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) opens at American Dream.

The NJHOF is building a custom 10,000-square-foot Entertainment and Learning Center (ELC) that will open next year after construction is completed in the spring.

The ELC will feature exhibits and highly immersive experiences. At first, you’ll be greeted by life-sized replicas of NJHOF inductees. Then, at the Hometown Exhibit, you can take a virtual reality journey in a classic car with one of those inductees, visiting spots like their hometowns, school, home and favorite restaurant.

The new facility will also feature the historic Model “T” Ford car gifted by Henry Ford to Hall of Fame inductee Thomas Edison in 1933. Though it’s hands-off the original, you can climb aboard a replica of the car and take a ride with the “Fly Me to the Moon” motion simulator that is narrated by former astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly.

Also, the Great Hall in the ELC will contain the Wall of Fame, composed of artifacts and plaques celebrating each of the more than 200 inductees; as well as Everyday Heroes, focusing on the achievements of NJ citizens.

For some more fun, hop on stage for hologram karaoke and sing along to some of music’s biggest legends, including Gloria Gaynor and Frankie Valli; or play a late-night host and interview some of your favorite stars.

The ELC will be located on the third floor near Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, the Dream Works Water Park, Toys “R” Us and IT’SUGAR.

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