Museum of Illusions Chicago, a one-of-a-kind boutique museum, offers a mind-bending experience that will ignite your curiosity and startle your senses. With more than 60 hands-on exhibits, optical illusions, and immersive rooms, guests will be challenged to change their perspective and see the world through a different lens. The museum is the perfect “edutainment” destination for all ages and is conveniently located in the heart of the Loop, Chicago’s central business district, which is filled with landmarks, parks, and world-class restaurants, theaters, and shopping.

“Just steps away from Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Cultural Center with world-class shopping, theater, and dining around every corner, you’re in the center of it all at Museum of Illusions,” says Stacy Stec, director of sales and marketing at Museum of Illusions Chicago. “Come experience the impossible at MOI Chicago!”

The Bean sculpture, Millennium Park
The Bean sculpture, Millennium Park
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At lively Millennium Park, in the heart of downtown Chicago, take a selfie in front of The Bean sculpture, splash around in Crown Fountain, and take in a tranquil moment at Lurie Garden.

Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass dome, Chicago Cultural Center
Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass dome, Chicago Cultural Center
Credit: Chicago Cultural Center


Kick off a visit to the historic, beautifully constructed Chicago Cultural Center with a guided tour. You can also check out art exhibits, try something new at the Learning Lab, and explore Chicago—underground! The Pedway system can be accessed right from the cultural center’s Randolph Street lobby.

Buckingham Fountain/Grant Park
Buckingham Fountain
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Wander through Grant Park and check out Buckingham Fountain, which is one of the largest fountains in the world. Then hop on a bike or walk down to the picturesque Lakefront Trail, which spans 18 miles and offers extraordinary skyline views.


Head to the Art Institute of Chicago to experience over 300,000 pieces of art, including the largest impressionist collection outside of Paris. Check out the Modern Wing for spectacular contemporary works.


In the mood for some shopping? State Street is the location for some of the city’s best shopping. And don’t forget to stop at the iconic Marshall Field and Co. building, which now houses Macy’s on State Street.

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“Rotated Room” exhibit, Museum of Illusions Chicago
Credit: Museum of Illusions Chicago