Museum Of Illusions Chicago

Museum Of Illusions Chicago

Museum Of Illusions Chicago
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Randolph/Wabash • 2 min walk
  • Lake • 3 min walk
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  • Ian-Sébastien
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Need to stop and look at this!
    Loved the experience with the kids. (spent to much time on the Hanoi tower, nut it was fun lol). Take your time cause some illusion take time to see or figure out. And our brain in the tunnel is acting weird!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Jenee B
    Tampico, Illinois33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decent
    Nostalgic. The prints on the wall were similar to the books we read in junior high and high school. The interactive experiences were the best and being able to sit down and try the mind puzzles was fun. Small museum and pricey really for what is offered, however staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend it but wish they would lower the price.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Cheryl J
    Indianapolis, Indiana544 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pricey but well run.
    It is really pricey for what you get. We took our time and was out under within the hour. BUT great for amazing picture taking opportunities. Lots and lots of laughs. And there are games to play in the gift shop that really enhanced our experience and you can buy them at a reasonable price too. It was crowded but not overly so. We generally only had to wait 1 to 2 groups before we had our turn with the popular picture taking opportunities. But its small so cant image fitting more people in anyway. Nice clean bathrooms at the end.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Don R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cleveland Ohio to Chicago 1st Vacation
    The experience was amazing fun!! Even for someone my age (adult) lol it was excitingly educational challenging and fun!! The tunnell OMG had to go thru it twice because it was that fun!! scary but sooo much fun!! will visit again when in town and bring family with me!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 November 2023
  • linettek2016
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A different kind of museum!
    What a delightful hidden gem! We took our 11 year old granddaughter and all 3 of us had so much fun. It is an interactive museum for the young and old alike. There are plenty of employees there to help you and to suggest poses, take pictures on your phone and even edit them. Seth was exceptionally helpful! Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Happiness53935998447
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fun Visit with Cool Illusions
    The Museum of Illusions is so much fun. The exhibits are very cool and extremely interactive. We loved getting some cool photos and the staff were so friendly and helpful in assisting us. We truly enjoyed our visit!!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Rdennisjr
    Gretna, Nebraska386 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprised and delighted - a real winner!
    Absolutely stunning 90 minutes of entertainment. Really well designed layout, well made illusions, and a very user friendly staff who made great suggestions and were happy to take photos so we could both be in them. A worthy visit for both older kids and adults!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Explorer46664190801
    Asheville, North Carolina10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great place for some fun with friends and family
    This was a very interesting and fun place to visit. I went on a Wednesday morning with 4 other friends. Staff were very enthusiastic and engaging, particularly Emily and Andy. You could take as much time as you wanted at each exhibit. I understand weekends are more crowded.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Cruiser45009367761
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tons of Fun with Minimal Time
    Looking to fill an extra hour of time in Chicago, among a variety of "small" museums in downtown Chicago, this one is a ton of fun with minimal time. We went on a Saturday afternoon & while there were plenty of people there, it never felt crowded & everyone was friendly about taking turns with the very, very interactive exhibits. Definitely come prepared to use you phone for photos.... a lot. Thankfully there's a bunch of really helpful staff on hand to help you strike the best poses & to take pics for you. You'll go through within about an hour & come out smiling!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • AAW7
    Barrington, Illinois105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    What an unexpected wonderful experience this was. Our sons ages 13 and 7 were totally amused by this museum and my husband and I were also entertained. Clean, not too crowded, and staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend it.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 March 2024
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Becca182
New Jersey26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great time, everyone enjoyed it (kids and parents). Took about an hour to see/experience everything. Beware the vortex tunnel if you have motion sickness issues!! lol
Written 28 April 2024
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OnAir707818
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We took our four year old grandson there . . . it was a little beyond him BUT, he definitely enjoyed at least half of the hands-on parts! If you REALLY want to experience it all, I'd suggest not going with kids under the age of 7. BUT that being said - this is a MUST SEE if you are in Chicago! The staff who were inside the exhibits were SO SO helpful in explaining how things worked and even taking photos of us in the exhibits. It was amazing, SO worth the money and easy to get to. It's also in the heart of downtown so I would plan other places to go (Sears Tower, etc. are so close!)
Written 17 April 2024
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JohanMich
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Museum with a lot of funny and interesting illusions. Staff was very helpful taking the best possible photos. All in all a very good experience
Written 3 April 2024
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Heather M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I went with family and friends. We took photos and lots of videos. The videos all include the whole group laughing. The museum was interesting, educational, and a whole lotta fun. I highly suggest going. This will be a treasured memory of our trip to Montreal.
Written 28 March 2024
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Rosa C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A fun and interesting place that captures everyone’s imagination. My grandkids had a blast. We went on a Tuesday and we had plenty of time to go back and take pictures.
Written 19 March 2024
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AAW7
Barrington, IL105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What an unexpected wonderful experience this was. Our sons ages 13 and 7 were totally amused by this museum and my husband and I were also entertained. Clean, not too crowded, and staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend it.
Written 11 March 2024
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MorenaCM
Montreal, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Even as adults we thouroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. It was fun and loved the integration of technology. I would definitely visit again :)
Written 10 March 2024
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Cruiser45009367761
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Looking to fill an extra hour of time in Chicago, among a variety of "small" museums in downtown Chicago, this one is a ton of fun with minimal time. We went on a Saturday afternoon & while there were plenty of people there, it never felt crowded & everyone was friendly about taking turns with the very, very interactive exhibits. Definitely come prepared to use you phone for photos.... a lot. Thankfully there's a bunch of really helpful staff on hand to help you strike the best poses & to take pics for you. You'll go through within about an hour & come out smiling!
Written 25 February 2024
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Explorer46664190801
Asheville, NC10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This was a very interesting and fun place to visit. I went on a Wednesday morning with 4 other friends. Staff were very enthusiastic and engaging, particularly Emily and Andy. You could take as much time as you wanted at each exhibit. I understand weekends are more crowded.
Written 24 February 2024
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Rio B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great time, take tons of pictures!
Take advantage of the parking offered on website after ticket purchase; I didn’t and pay way too much.
Written 29 January 2024
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