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Museum of Illusions Chicago: Mind Bending Fun

The Museum of Illusions, the fastest growing “edutainment” destination in the world with locations in over 20 major cities worldwide, has made its way to Chicago! 

The family-friendly space in downtown Chicago is a great choice for any searching for indoor activities. Also, if you like photos, this is the place for you! Instagram-worthy picture opportunities are abundant.

Head on a platter Exhibit at Museum of Illusions Chicago

When my family visited recently, the Museum of Illusions was at the top of their itinerary. The museums highly visual, engaging, and hands-on exhibits both teased our senses and challenged our minds. My thirteen year old cousin loved it as did the rest of us adults.

The mind-boggling exhibits are both engaging and immersive. There were a few that had me stumped. Next to each of the illusions is an unveiling of the mechanics behind its mind-bending illusions. Even after the explanations, I couldn’t wrap my brain around a few of them.

Illusion photo of a woman made out of tree limbs

MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS – THE EXHIBITS

With over 80 exhibits, guests can immerse themselves in illusions at every touchpoint. Highlights include:

Woman with colorful shadows at Museum of Illusions in Chicago
  • Challenge your brain and perception with the Vortex Tunnel
  • Upgrade your selfie game with the Kaleidoscope Exhibit
  • Watch yourself grow and shrink in the Ames Room
  • Defy gravity in the Anti-Gravity Room
  • Show off your superpowers in the Rotated Room
  • Engage in some friendly competition in the Smart Playroom
5 people seemingly defying gravity at the Museum of Illusions Chicago

MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS – THE DETAILS

The Museum of Illusions is perfect for all ages, with kids five and under free with an accompanying adult.

It’s located at 25 E. Washington Street, just steps away from Millennium Park, public transportation, and Block 37.

Women participating in exhibit at Museum of Illusions

SAFETY

The safety of guests and visitors at the Museum of Illusions is a top priority. The museum is opening its doors with several safety measures and procedures in place that are in accordance with CDC and local government guidelines.

Exhibit at Museums of Illusions in Chicago

Here’s what to expect:

  • Mandatory face masks
  • Temperature checks
  • Limited capacity and timed ticketing
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • One-way and social distancing floor stickers
  • Touchless bathroom fixtures
  • Installation of the latest HVAC air purifying technology

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