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Museum of Illusions

Open today: 09:00 - 22:00
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nice small kid-friendly interactive museum specializing in optical illusions

This small kid-friendly interactive museum specializes in optical illusions that you can both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Acton, United States
Nice experience

Brain teasers are amazing, you could spend entire afternoon trying to solve them. Stuff is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kresimir K
via mobile
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2 weeks ago
“nice small kid-friendly interactive museum specializing in optical illusions”
2 weeks ago
Welcome to our fascinating world of illusions. Thrilled yet bewildered you will enter a world that will blow your mind but also give you an opportunity to learn all sorts of things... come and visit us! It is sure to be an amazing and unimaginable...more
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77 8th Ave, Corner of 14th Street & 8th Avenue, New York City, NY 10014-1201
Meatpacking District
+1 212-645-3230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small kid-friendly interactive museum specializes in optical illusions that you can both observe and sometimes step into. Each presentation is tailored mostly to a lay person's (and kid's) knowledge, so there isn't that much deep scientific theory. The day I was there did not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an awful experience. We waited on line to get into the museum for over an hour. The museum was a scam!!! The entire museum took fifteen minutes to go through. The museum was overcrowded and noisy. There was only one dirty bathroom for...More

Thank Tzipora S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They charge you $20+ (with tax) to enter, and you are done in less than 30 minutes. It is sooooooo small, and mostly filled with those pictures that everyone has seen where certain patterns seem to move or where the lines appear to be bent...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brain teasers are amazing, you could spend entire afternoon trying to solve them. Stuff is friendly which is really helpful when you have to take photos. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Kresimir K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun fun place to take kids. Well, adults too! Staff are really helpfull with taking photos and explaining. Definitely recommended!

Thank radovmar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

absolutely perfect museum full of endless entertainment for your brain! spent few hours with my friends just solving brain games and taking crazy photos. Kind staff and friendly atmosphere, definitely noteworthy!

Thank MarijaB297
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! You can take so many crazy photos, and it's interactive so you can touch and explore everything! Also games and brainteasers that take all day to solve!

Thank Antonija P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2+ hours in the museum, we had a great time. So many funny games and interesting exhibits, very nice staff

Thank Iva K
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