It’s a museum where seeing is not the same as believing. The Museum of Illusions is set to open in New York City.
Filled with confusing mirrors, mind-bending geometric patterns, and trippy colors and light, each optical illusion challenges your brain to reconcile what is seen by your eyes.
The museum is part science and part art. And unlike most other museums, visitors are invited to interact with the installations and puzzles.
“I would say the educational and the fun aspect of the museum is the most important thing. So people really get to lose themselves inside of the museum, explore the exhibits, have fun. We are not a static museum. So people should explore everything, have fun, run around the museum and really just let themselves go. That’s the best way to experience the museum,” said museum director Roko Zivkovic during a media preview on Sept. 17.
However, there is one rule. “Have fun, explore the museum. Just don’t break anything, Zivkovic added.”
The first Museum of Illusions opened in Zagreb, Croatia in 2015. The museum was so popular, says Zivkovic, that it opened in other cities around the world.
New York City will be the museum’s 11th location. Four more are slated to open by the end of the year.
The Museum of Illusions opens to the public in New York City on Sept. 20.