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Museum of Illusions

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Best in group of 3 or more

We visited on Monday afternoon with few lines and little waiting. This felt more like an small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob p
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New Haven, Vermont
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Disappointed

I had high hopes for this place and although the exhibits were interesting, the wait for everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kzez
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1 week ago
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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77 8th Ave, Corner of 14th Street & 8th Avenue, New York City, NY 10014-1201
Greenwich Village
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Monday afternoon with few lines and little waiting. This felt more like an small exhibit rather than a museum. I feel like they missed an opportunity to explain and educate. There are some cool perspective rooms but you really can not see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob p
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review! Also, we really appreciate your criticism and we'll take it in a constructive manner :) but we are sad to see that the Museum did not meet your expectations.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this place and although the exhibits were interesting, the wait for everything made the experience disappointing. Purchased tickets online - still waited an hour and 15 mins to get in. Then the exhibits were crowded. With a line of people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kzez
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi hey! Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review! We are sorry that the Museum did not meet your expectations :( and we are aware of the crowd problem and are trying our best to manage it. We still have a long way...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the idea is fun and the exhibits are cool, the way the place is run is so haphazard that it is not enjoyable. First, they should have timed tickets! We purchased tickets in advance but still had to wait over an hour to get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sushimama61
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you so much for the visit and taking the time to write the review! We will take your criticism in a constructive manner as we are striving for betterment :) managing the crowd is currently are biggest problem and we are attending to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my mom to see without even knowing what will be. The exhibition contained games and illusions and it was very interesting. We waited an hour in line outside but it was worth it. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Heeey! :) Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review! We are so happy to see that both of you had an amazing time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was tiny, cramped and overcrowded. You could spend half an hr in here max. Not worth it. We were all very disappointed.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lk871
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We are aware of our crowd management problem and we are attending to it with high hopes to make the Museum experience as magical as possible! Our suggestion for the visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun thing to do and great way to spend a little time away from the bigger crowds in the big name museums. Understanding illusions is paramount in realizing how easily the mind can be tricked Once you get that, you can be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nancyh450
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Heeeey! :) Thank you so much for the visit and taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it and are happy to see that you enjoyed!

Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We waited for an hour which wasn’t bad and were so disappointed after seeing what we waited for. First off it was WAY too crowded to do anything. People everywhere, kids running in our pictures and parents yelling at us. This place is basically a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katiepuric
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hello! Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review - we appreciate it. Also, we are very sorry that you had an unpleasant experience and that the Museum did not meet your expectations. It is true that it is a bit full during the...More

Reviewed December 10, 2018

thought this would be an interesting place according to the descriptions but it is nothing to talk about. no really I can't think of anything interesting or breathtaking here - place was filled with school kids and it is VERY small and certainly not worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VJousan
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hello! Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to write a review. We are sorry that the Museum did not meet your expectations or even tickled your grey cells... :(

Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is not exactly a museum. Expect a half hour of fun mostly taking pictures. The rooms are small...try to go at off peak times. Best with at least 3 people for taking pictures for full effect of the optical illusions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grace P
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hey hey! Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving a review!

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My 15 year old was really keen to visit this. It worked for us as it was a very rainy day. Many of the exhibits are things you may have seen before but some were new. The rooms that you could pose in were the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MTMHampshire
Ela B, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Hello! Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review. We hope that you and your son had a nice time despite having a bit of déjà-vu ;) :D

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Marisol R
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Hello! :) Thank you so much for the interest! Weekdays are usually not a problem unless it's during the holiday season - weekends and holidays are our busiest times. We always suggest visitors to come as early as possible... More
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