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Museum of Illusions Chicago

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Museum of Illusions mirror room
Photograph: Courtesy Museum of Illusions

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Part of a chain of trippy “edutainment” destinations founded in Zagreb, Croatia, the Museum of Illusions is opening a Chicago location that's packed with mind-bending photo-ops. Loaded with more than 80 exhibitions, the interactive experience allows you to become a part of various illusions (and snap some primo Instagram pics along the way).

Similar to outposts in New York and Dallas, the Chicago branch of the Museum of Illusions will include a scale-distorting Ames room, a mirrored Infinity room, a glowing Vortex tunnel and an Anti-Gravity room. Once you've explored the exhibitions, you can take a few illusions home with you by stopping at the Smart Shop, stocked with eductational toys, 3D lights and T-shirts.

Scheduled to open in the Loop in mid-November, the Museum of Illusions Chicago will launch with a variety of COVID-19 safety measures in place, including mandatory face masks, limited capacity, one-way paths through exhibitions and an HVAC system with air purifying technology.

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Address: 25 E Washington St
Chicago
60602
Transport: El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple to Washington/Wabash, Blue to Washington, Red to Lake.
Price: $21, students ages 13+ $18, children ages 5–12 $15
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Opening hours: Sun–Thu 10am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm
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