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