Interactive exhibit opening today for a limited engagement, following sold-out runs in Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto
BOSTON, Mass. (April 5, 2019) – HAPPY PLACE, the interactive, immersive, pop-up exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, brings its mission to spread happiness across the world to Bostonians today, officially opening at 500 Boylston Street. The innovative experience has helped more than half a million people from all ages and backgrounds “find their happy” while exploring 12 vibrant rooms, and in January celebrated its 1 Millionth Jumper into the “Pot of Happiness” while in Toronto.
HAPPY PLACE features 13,000 square feet of whimsical spaces, happy moments, and photo-friendly fantasy rooms including a Super Bloom room filled with 40,000 handmade gold flowers for the perfect photogenic floral backdrop, an Upside Down room that defies gravity and bends reality, six-foot tall X’s and O’s covered in thousands of mirrored squares and surrounded by red lips, the World’s Largest Indoor Confetti Dome, a Giant Rainbow complete with a Pot of Happiness to jump into, the signature Rubber Ducky Bathtub of Fun and the new and wildly popular Cookie Room, which is like stepping inside of your favorite chocolate chip cookie complete with the aroma of fresh baked cookies.
For a distinctively local spin, HAPPY PLACE is sprinkled with hand painted works by Coco Roy a Boston filmmaker, musician and painter. The word “Happy” is spelled out in oversized, illuminated letters in front of a hand painted wall of floor-to-ceiling clovers and references to the city’s championship sports teams. A floor installation features candy hearts with song lyrics from Boston’s beloved local musical icons. HAPPY PLACE was founded by Jared Paul, a veteran talent manager and producer who manages New Kids on the Block and spearheaded the “Boston Strong” benefit concert following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
HAPPY PLACE also features a Lemonade Stand, where net proceeds benefit two local non-profits. In the month of April, they are supporting Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Boston’s antipoverty agency. Their mission is to provide low income residents in the Greater Boston region the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. For the month of May, they will partner with a second local non-profit that will be announced at a future date.
“Since we announced the Boston HAPPY PLACE location, the response from the city of Boston has been overwhelming and it has been inspiring to see the community embrace our message of joy and positivity with open arms,” said Jared Paul, Founder of HAPPY PLACE. “Boston is one of my favorite cities and with the opening, we are looking forward to helping people here find their happy while supporting local artists and non-profits.”
General admission tickets start at $30 plus ticketing fees are on sale at HappyPlace.me/tickets. Also available at select sessions will be the popular Family Four Packs. Visit HappyPlace.me for more information. Based on sold out runs in previous cities, HAPPY PLACE advises guests to book in advance. The exhibit will run until June 2. HAPPY PLACE is produced by Faculty Productions.
HAPPY PLACE FACTS
- 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
- Public parking available
- A short walk to the Arlington and Copley MBTA Green Line stops
Boston Hours of Operation:
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Memorial Day Holiday (May 27): 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.