Our Friends at Surprise Industries Are Doing Something Awesome

Surprise House

Don’t miss an amazing experience this Summer with Surprise House!

Can you imagine sailing away from the noise and rigidity of the city with a sense of pure wonder pulling you toward an island? You walk across a lush carpet of grass until you reach the doorway of a mysterious house. You step inside, discover what lies within, and walk away feeling more alive, inspired, and ready to take on the surprises in your life.

This summer, Governors Island (a magical, grassy place that’s just a 10 minute ferry ride away from Manhattan and Brooklyn) is giving Surprise Industries one of its abandoned houses. They’ll transform several barren rooms into the world’s first Surprise House – kind of like a haunted house but delightful (and filled with wonder).

Governors Island, Nolan Park (House 7A)
View the map of Governors Island.


Free and open to the public on weekends from August 16 to September 14. Private tours (paired with Surprisology workshops, games, and picnics) are available for corporate retreats between August 1 and September 12. Email [email protected] for more information.