Get Away: Museum of Illusions Washington
Discover mind-bending optical illusions at this new attraction in CityCenterDC.
Opened in December, the Museum of Illusions Washington continues a museum concept first launched in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2015. As the 40th of its kind, the Washington, D.C., location is a playful place to test your perceptions while learning science, math and mind-bending tidbits.
Hang upside down (seemingly) in a subway car, walk through the Vortex Tunnel (for those with a strong constitution) and discover what your head would look like on a platter.
Illusionistic rooms challenge your sense of size and space and “illusion experts” stationed throughout are happy to offer fun photo assists. Rounding out the offerings are a playroom with games and puzzles, and a museum shop selling take-home brain teasers.
The museum is located in CityCenterDC, an area that’s also home to cafés, restaurants and chic shops such as Chanel, Gucci and Ferragamo.
Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid a potential wait—and lines to get in each exhibit—buy tickets in advance and visit at off-peak times.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $23.95 for adults; $18.95 for children 5-12; $21.95 for seniors (65+), military and students; free for children under 5.
Museum of Illusions, 927 H St. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-993-5992