Want to add standing in the world’s largest indoor confetti dome or jumping into a giant ball-pit in front of an inflatable double rainbow to your summer bucket list? Chicagoans will get the chance to engage in those activities (and more) when touring pop-up funhouse Happy Place makes its debut in the city later this month. The 20,000-square-foot interactive exhibit is filled with vibrant photo opportunities, including seven-foot-tall stilettos made out of candles and a bathtub filled with rubber duckies. You might recognize some of the installations from EDM producer Marshmello's music video for "Friends."
Happy Place will take over a warehouse at 1004 N Elston Avenue (a 10-minute walk from the Chicago Blue Line station) from Thursday, June 28 through Monday, August 6. Attendees can purchase timed tickets to enter the attraction, which takes roughly an hour to walk through—depending on how long you want to spend capturing a perfectly framed selfie in front of every installation. According to the FAQs section of Happy Place's website, a variety of Instagram-friendly treats and refreshments are included with each ticket.
Admission to Happy Place is $30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and $35 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets for the exhibition went on sale this morning via the Happy Place website, so it's not too early to lock down your spot.
Between Happy Place and the recently announced Chicago edition of the 29Rooms exhibition, local Instagram feeds are going to get pretty interesting as the weather continues to heat up this summer.
Check out some photos of the Los Angeles iteration of the Happy Place pop-up below.
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