death, travel

madame tussaud’s wax museum in nyc

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I recently had the pleasure of taking a Treat Yo Self Day. After a quick trip to Alice’s Tea Cup, we attempted to go to the spa but with all the traffic, we were getting no where. Instead, we decided to be cheesy tourists and visit the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Times Square.

Honestly, it was so much fun. The ticket entry price begins around $30 and it may seem steep but alcohol inside is only $5 a beer, which is super cheap for Times Square.

Also, as a future mortician and funeral director, I had another obvious reason I absolutely loved this experience: I one day will also be working with wax and recreating faces. We just call it Restorative Art!

The whole time I was in the museum, I was examining all the amazing handiwork, mentally taking a few notes. I doubt I will ever be as good as the artists at Madame Tussaud’s but my goodness, I will definitely try!

After a few terms now in mortuary sciences, I have learned how important an open casket is for a family and that’s when Restorative Art can be very beneficial. You’re providing a service and comfort to a family in need.

I highly recommend any mortuary sciences student to run over to Madame Tussaud’s and examine the great care and work they put into each statue. Maybe you will learn a new technique or get an idea. I actually now cannot wait to return once I begin my Restorative Art class!

Check out all the amazing photos from my trip below:

 

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