Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions, Los Angeles: Hours, Address, Museum of Illusions Reviews: 4/5

Museum of Illusions
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums • Children's Museums
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The Museum of Illusions comes Instagram ready with completely new 3D Illusions and Upside Down House exhibit that will take your breath away, transporting you to a world of fantasy and imagination! Our 30+ 3D illusions produce eye popping pics, inspired by cartoon, art, current events, movies and more! Not just that, our Upside down house features 7 unique rooms all flipping the world as you know it, upside down! Flash photography is not just allowed, it’s encouraged. The Museum of Illusions is the place to be to create memories and let your imagination soar. Created by some of the world’s best artists, with new exhibitions being added often, so act fast to see them all!
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Neighborhood: Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
How to get there
  • Hollywood/Highland • 3 min walk
  • Hollywood/Vine • 3 min walk
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vannajones2107
San Clemente, CA14 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
My husband & I had a blast with the regular illusion side of the museum. We also toured the upside down house, but neither of us liked it; it was hard to get any quality pictures. It took about 2 hours for us to walk through and take pictures in both museums.
I recommend paying a little extra money to have a professional help you pose for & take the pictures. I wish that option had been available to us when we were there, but they were short staffed and over crowded the day we went. We waited 3 hours to get into the museum even though we had bought our tickets days prior to attending.

A staff member, Gino, was absolutely awesome to work with and talk to. He was friendly, helpful, patient, & funny. He made our trip even more enjoyable 🙂
Written January 3, 2020
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ShanthiaD
Nassau, New Providence Island2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
My kids had a good time coming up with realistic poses to match the scenario that the museum was trying to create. As for my husband and I, we were disappointed in the entire experience. As intellectuals we were expecting something that would stimulate us mentally (a real illusions house). Turns out this wasn’t for us. Now, if you’re into social media and posting a bunch of photos that seems like trick photography then this is for you. Personally, the photos weren’t great because the illusion was obvious by the strong lines.
Written January 3, 2020
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laillusions
Thank you for visiting us! We understand that the experience is not for everyone. Our illusions are painted by artists from around the world and fro the right angles truly are an incredible sight. Thank you for your feedback!
Written January 3, 2020
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Wanderer33928603592
Fontana, CA2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The art at Museum of Illusions was beautiful and creative and FUN! The staff on site floated around and was available to answer questions. We purchased the all access pass and visited the Upside Down House which was very detailed and cool to photograph! It became somewhat interactive as we had to "act" according to the specific scenes to get the best picture. I gave 4 stars because of the arrangement of the art. We went on a very busy Sunday. We often had to juggle our shots between others because one room had 2-5 murals in the same area. It required the photographer to stand in the way of the other picture at times affecting the flow. Aside from the set up, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written January 3, 2020
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Fawn H
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
My mom, daughter and I were very excited to attend our platinum VIP experience that I had purchased us for Christmas.

We arrived 30 prior to our scheduled time because we knew that traffic could be a little crazy in the LA area. The girls at the check in desk were extremely pleasant and helpful. Apparently the photographers do not come in until 12 (our scheduled start time) so we were told that we could walk around the museum and explore until it was time for our session to start. We wandered around the museum taking some photos on our own until 12.

Our photographer (whos name can be provided upon request) was late to arrive, and our session did not start until about 12:15. During our session, we were extremely rushed. The photographer would briefly show us how to pose, snap a few quick photos, and rush on to the next illusion. I didn't think much of it because the photos were going to be edited after the session.

We received our photos 2 days after our visit to the museum. Upon reviewing the photos I was incredibly disappointed in the look of the photos. There was little to no editing. Other Illusions were visible in many of the photos, there was a glare on the illusions which could have been avoided if the photographer was diligent in ensuring that he was standing in the proper place and at the correct angle. The example photos for people taking their own photos on the wall were visible in the illusion photos that had been "edited."

I had to spend additional time re-editing the photos and the majority of the photos that we took ourselves were better than the "professional" photographer's photos. Considering the fact that I spent over $400 on this visit, I expected a lot better quality.

Save the money, rent the tripod and take your own photos. The VIP experience is not worth even half of what it costs. And the "gift" was a waterbottle, ink pin and chap stick.
Written February 1, 2022
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RLCM
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A complete rip-off! Don't waste your time, energy and hard-earned money! Once indoors, they want to rent you a tripod for $$$ so you can take "correct" pictures of the "illusion" that are just wall paintings. There is a VIP package where photographers follow you and take your photos, but of course costs twice the regular admissions. And what made the experience even more frustrating was the rude and unhelpful staff. Family of 3, 8 year old boy.
Written August 26, 2021
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Mombcop
Dallas, TX7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Our family visited the Museum of Illusions as a planned Christmas excursion. The staff was cordial and informative. Instructions were concise and extremely helpful. Diagrams were strategically posted to make it possible to capture the best moments ever. We could not have been more pleased with our adventures. We were able to ride on the trunk of an elephant, share a drink with the Statute of Liberty, and even balance on the ledge of a big city skyscraper as we engaged with all of the fun illusions. This was just the start. Where else could we travel so many different places and have so much fun in one building? The layout of the museum was appealing to both the young and more mature members of our family, especially the upside-down world rooms. The 1000 plus pictures we were able to take of each other, whether solo or in a group, turned out exceptionally! Due to the interesting angles we were able to create with the tripod provided by the staff (at no extra cost), many of our pictures taken with our personal phones are now the rave of the internet! Visiting the Museum of Illusions definitely created fun memories that our family will be able to share for a long time!
Written January 2, 2020
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CynC777
Elko, NV16 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Would have given it 5 stars, but the wait to get in was ridiculous. Understand they were understaffed because they weren't expecting the "rush" the day after Christmas but seemed like they should have called someone in to help. Otherwise, it was a LOT of fun. A little spendy, but we got Groupon tickets so it was worth it. Don't think would have paid full price for it, though.
Written January 2, 2020
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aliciagallegos13
Carson, CA1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
Overall we had a nice time and got some good pictures. But it was so crowded and the murals overlapped so it was very hard to get pictures without people standing in your way or without you standing in other people’s way. Maybe if they let less people in at a time then it would’ve been better, but then that would make the line outside longer. It would’ve been better if the murals didn’t overlap each other.
Written January 3, 2020
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Yenyok
New York City, NY201 contributions
Feb 2020
We had fun here, is not a 5 star thing but is fun. The line was small and as well the place was clean, some of the pics required you be on the floor. I love the Trump one. some Ilusión make no sense or are hard to see, but either way was fun.
Written March 1, 2020
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laillusions
Hi Yenyok, We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience at the Museum of Illusions. Our illusions cover many topics from cartoon to movies to current events, we have different ones to match everyone's interests whether you're old or young.
Written March 17, 2020
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Wanderer1801
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Couples
Has anyone noticed this man hanging around the Museum of Illusions in Hollywood? Wednesday night he was caught following and taking inappropriate pictures of my daughter through out the museum. At low angles. Her boyfriend confronted the man and saw he was deleting 44 pictures of her butt. They spoke to the staff who did nothing and dismissed them. He seemed to be friends with the staff as he was hanging out and talking to them in a foreign language and laughing with them.
Written August 9, 2018
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