Chicago’s new Museum of Illusions is bound to leave you spinning

by Amanda Landwehr / Section Editor

Ready to shock your senses and trick your mind?

On Nov. 14, the Museum of Illusions opened in downtown Chicago. Located off Washington Street and Wabash Avenue (only six blocks north of Roosevelt), the Museum of Illusions describes itself as a “one-of-a-kind edutainment destination.” The experience is designed to be equal parts educational and entertaining to guests, with over 80 mind-blowing exhibits. Though small, the museum packs a lot of experiences into the space. Staff members are expertly trained to snap photos at all the right angles, and the illusions are nothing less than Instagram-worthy. From the anti-gravity room to the spinning blacklight tunnel, you’ll certainly leave the museum feeling a little dizzy and even more perplexed.

The Museum of Illusions will temporarily close on Nov. 20 due to Chicago’s recent stay-at-home advisory, but don’t fret. The museum is a permanent installation, and they’re anxiously awaiting the return of guests when things are safe again. If you’re looking to buy tickets for the near future, students can enter the museum at a discounted price of $18. When the exhibition reopens, working hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

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