Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions, New York City: Hours, Address, Museum of Illusions Reviews: 4/5

Museum of Illusions
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Speciality Museums • Educational sites • Children's Museums
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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 experience because whatever you see, especially here in the Museum of Illusions, is not what it appears to be. Are you ready for an adventure?
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • 8th Ave • 1 min walk
  • 14th St / 8th Ave • 1 min walk
Popular mentions

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251 reviews
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29
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AnthonyTopel
Orlando, FL7 contributions
Good idea!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Cool quick stop while exploring the city! Easy to get in and out of. The staff was very helpful. Erin did a great job as well.
Written August 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

egeller315
Jerusalem, Israel33 contributions
An experience not to miss
Jul 2021
What a great museum. Our granddaughter discovered this museum while researching what to do in NYC. Our grandchildren are ages 11 and 13 and they couldn’t have been happier experiencing all of the different illusions and we have countless pictures to prove it. By the way, we grandparents and parents also had such fun. The kids didn’t want to leave and kept returning to make sure that they didn’t miss a thing and to revisit their favorite illusions. The kids were the perfect ages for this. I don’t think I would recommend it for very young children..
I must add that the staff is so helpful, very friendly and always available to answer questions, take pictures, etc. A big thanks to all of them.
Please note, you must reserve ahead of time via the internet. They only let in a certain amount of people each hour.
It’s a wonderful addition to the NYC museum world.
Written August 8, 2021
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Kim
1 contribution
Needs work
Aug 2021 • Family
Discusting, packed like a subway and smelled like one too. They have timed entry which means every 45 min they let 100 people stampede in, no one knows where to go or what to do and the place is soo tiny. I don’t even know if it was worth it because everything had a line of people and I couldn’t barely make my way around inside.
Written August 7, 2021
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Giveahoot
Syracuse, New York479 contributions
Interesting, Interactive and Illusionary!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Impromptu visit to the Museum of Illusion led to an Impeccable Introduction to the world of misleading the eye!! Fun, interactive and interesting!!
Written July 27, 2021
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DJtrinivibes
Bronx, NY1,420 contributions
Mind bugging fun!! Wow
Jul 2021 • Family
Visited this amazing museum and we had so much fun. I will get the negative aside. It was not a big museum. Once that's aside I will get to the good parts. The exhibits was so much fun. My kids was amazed on how they worked. Each exhibit had a description on how and what to do to experience the illusion . The staff was so helpful and friendly. If they saw you trying to figure it out they would explain it for you. A must visit when you in NYC. Have fun and thank me later.
Written July 21, 2021
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Timothy F
Syracuse, NY35 contributions
Fun place that will make your brain go wow!
Jul 2021 • Family
This is a small museum but it packs a lot of things to do in a small area! My son and I had a lot of fun here! There were illusions I didn’t know existed! The staff was friendly and helpful! All that being said, we went through the museum in a little over a half an hour! I thought it was a little pricey for a half an hour of entertainment. But a lot of fun!
Written July 8, 2021
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Ines F
2 contributions
Not good for covid times
May 2021 • Family
Great illusions and great places to take pictures! BUT way too many people at the same time and a very small space. 0 ventilation and impossible to keep 6 feet apart! I would love to go back if there were other restrictions (or in a covid free world).
Written May 30, 2021
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Leah
6 contributions
Tons to look at!
May 2021 • Family
This was fun to visit on our trip tonNYC. tons of visual illusions and interactive exhibits. Highly recommend. Book online!
Written May 16, 2021
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Karen P
3 contributions
Fun day in NYC
May 2021 • Family
Great for families! Fun and interactive for everyone. Definitely worth a visit. Lesson on eyes and the brain.
Written May 14, 2021
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Yarelys M.
1 contribution
Excellent Place
May 2021 • Friends
The experience is amazing and fun perfect for photos and doing it with friends and families. Friendly Staff.
Written May 7, 2021
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Museum of Illusions is open:
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM