Museum of Illusions Chicago
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Museums, Science Museums, Unusual
The "edutainment" destination that opened in late 2020 features engaging hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind. The concept was initially created in 2015 and started in Zagreb, Croatia and now has... Read More
The "edutainment" destination that opened in late 2020 features engaging hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind. The concept was initially created in 2015 and started in Zagreb, Croatia and now has locations in over 20 major cities around the world. The Chicago outpost is in the Loop, near lots of shopping, Millennium Park as well as myriad restaurants. There are 80 visual, educational exhibits featuring holograms, stereograms, optical illusions and rooms, like the Anti-Gravity Room and the Rotated Room, designed to elicit some laughs while learning about perception, our brains and science. Even though it may have felt as if you were in a Vortex Tunnel during the pandemic, this one challenges your brain and perception. If only pandemic pounds melted so easily as they appear to the Ames Room, where you can watch yourself shrink. All ages will go for the Smart Play Room, where adults and kids can engage in mental competition.
- Museums: "Looking for chow before or after your visit? The brand new Urbanspace food hall is steps away offering plant-based dishes, lobster rolls, Stan's donuts, Edzo's famous burgers, pizza, barbecue and beer."
- Best for Museums Because: The museum is a good bet to beat the Chicago elements with the family or an interesting spot for date night.