If you didn’t get your fix of Instagrammable art at Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the AGO, you’ll soon be able to at a new museum that’s opening in Toronto next month.
On November 7, the world-renowned Museum of Illusions is opening the doors to its first Canadian location in downtown Toronto.
Museum of Illusions features sensory experiences that can be compared to LA’s Museum of Ice Cream and Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, attracting photographers and optical illusion enthusiasts from all over.
The museum was founded in Croatia three years ago and has since expanded internationally in 14 locations worldwide, including Berlin, Athens, Dubai, New York and Kuala Lumpur.
The Toronto location will be located at 132 Front Street East, close to St. Lawrence Market and the Distillery District and will offer visitors multiple visual deceptions and educational exhibits that tease the senses while bringing out a playfulness in guests of all ages.
The museum will be made of more than 80 plus exhibits which are all based on science, mathematics and psychology.
“This unique museum will be unlike any other in Toronto with photogenic exhibits such as tilted rooms, vortex tunnels, reverse rooms, and holograms, while also educating you in the process,” reads a statement from the museum organizers.
“We are ecstatic to open the first Museum of Illusions in Canada. Toronto is such a vibrant and exciting place to live and visit, so we know locals and tourists alike of all generations will want to see and experience the museum’s illusions and installations first-hand,” says Michaela Radman, Owner and Curator of the Museum of Illusions Toronto.
“Our museum brings a playful spin on classical illusions. We wanted to create a space where guests are drawn to each illusion, raising curiosity into each installation’s educational element. Guests will not only share the experience amongst each other but also over social media, creating brain-teasing illusions where seeing is not always believing.”
The Museum of Illusions is open seven days a week, from 10 am to 8 pm and tickets for adults will be priced at $23.50 and children $19.50 and or a family ticket at $78.50 (two adults & two children up to age 15). Prices don’t include HST.
If Museum of Illusions stirs up as much hype as Infinity Mirrors you can expect tickets to sell fast. Make sure to keep an eye on the Museum of Illusions Canada website for updates on when advanced tickets will be for sale.