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Begin Planning Fun School Events at MOI Chicago Today!

Are you a teacher or school administrator who is looking for a fun school field trip idea that’s off the beaten path? Welcome to the Museum of Illusions Chicago (MOI), where kids learn in a multisensory, interactive environment that teaches them about the science of perception, optical illusion, and cognition. But don’t tell the kids that—they’ll just think they’re having fun! We welcome school groups from local elementary, middle, and high schools here in Chicago, and we also offer school events for college students.

Our Group Events for High School Students and Younger Kids

The Museum of Illusions Chicago offers more than 60 mind-blowing exhibits that are appropriate for students of all ages. Kids in elementary, middle, and high school will love a visit to our unique museum, which strives to spark playfulness alongside self-reflection and curiosity. We also welcome groups of college students, whom we’ve found to have just as much fun interacting with our exhibits as the younger kids.

During our school group events, your students will explore our hands-on, multisensory environment and have fun while learning about all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Some of our most popular exhibits are:

  • Ames Room – The Ames Room is a masterpiece in visual distortion. As your students walk from one end of the room to another, they appear to shrink and grow. We’ve found that younger kids in particular love the illusion that they’ve suddenly become taller than their teachers!
  • The Vortex Tunnel – During your students’ walk through our Vortex Tunnel, they’ll think the ground under them is moving when it’s remaining completely still! Handrails are available for safety.
  • Infinity Room – The Infinity Room is a multisensory blast for kids, who will marvel at the optical illusion of infinity.

How We Protect the Health of School Groups

At MOI Chicago, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests. We’ve established rigorous protocols to protect our elementary, middle, and high school social groups. An MOI representative will partner with your group leader to ensure that your school group has very little if any, exposure to our general admission guests. In addition, we’ve established the following COVID safety protocols:

  • Reduced occupancy to allow for social distancing
  • Touchless features in the bathrooms
  • Continuous sanitation of all surfaces with cleansers known to kill COVID
  • An advanced HVAC air purification system

At this time, face masks and proof of vaccination are not required. If this guidance changes, our MOI representative will alert your group leader.

How Are Our School Events Different?

Most school kids welcome the opportunity to get outside the classroom and explore new places during field trips. We believe that learning can be—and should be—fun, not just educational. Just as babies and toddlers learn about the world around them through play, so too can school-aged children.

MOI specializes in developing fun school events that blur the lines of education and entertainment. During these group events for high school students, middle schoolers, and elementary children, attendees will marvel as they explore how their perceptions work and how the brain processes information. Yet, they’ll have so much fun that they won’t realize they’re learning!

Contact Us for School Events Ideas in Illinois Today!

The Museum of Illusions Chicago takes care to make every social group outing fun and entertaining experience while also offering educational enrichment. When you’re ready to get started planning your school or camp group events, simply fill out the contact form when you click on Plan Your Event. An MOI representative will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the details of your event, including pricing. If you have any questions, you can reach us at