Museum of Illusions coming to Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale

Jul 18, 2022, 4:05 AM | Updated: 9:16 am

PHOENIX — A unique attraction coming to Arizona Boardwalk at Talking Stick in Scottsdale this fall will allow people to take mind-bending photos while learning about science.

The Museum of Illusions is set to offer more than 60 exhibits of optical illusions, holograms and interactive rooms that are fun for all ages. The opening date is to be announced.

“Museum of Illusions is an immersive, astonishing experience and is the perfect addition to Arizona Boardwalk’s diverse family-friendly entertainment options,” Ran Knishinsky, Arizona Boardwalk’s chief marketing officer and managing partner, said in a press release.

There will be plentiful photo opportunities that utilize optical illusions, holograms, props and vibrant backdrops to trick the eye, such as one that makes it appear as if people are walking on walls.

The attraction also teaches about vision, perception, the human brain and science so visitors can understand why illusions confuse the mind, according to the release.

“The Museum of Illusions incorporates this concept so well; parents, grandparents and even teachers are really going to be drawn to the fun and educational experience at this new attraction,” Knishinsky said.

The Arizona Boardwalk – which is also home to OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland and The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – plans to announce two additional attractions coming to the venue soon, according to the release.

The Museum of Illusions currently has locations in Kansas City, Chicago, Dallas, New York and Orlando. Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., sites are opening soon.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Public Domain Photo)...

Salt River Project celebrates National Drive Electric Week

Salt River Project is celebrating 2023 National Drive Electric Week with rebates on electric charging stations for personal use and for businesses.

40 minutes ago

patrol car in roadway in front of yellow tape...

2 people are dead after separate shooting incidents occur within hours in Phoenix

Two people were pronounced dead in Phoenix after two shooting incidents occurred within two hours of each other on Saturday.

4 hours ago

(AZ511 Photo)...

Eastbound Loop 202 reopens after for multi-car crash leaving 1 dead

Authorities closed eastbound traffic on the Loop 202 near 32nd Street early Sunday after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car.

6 hours ago

Mesa College Promise program gets $25K to help STEM students...

Serena O'Sullivan

Mesa College Promise program gets $25K from Google Fiber to support STEM students

A new grant from Google Fiber could help STEM students in Mesa through a new $25,000 donation, officials said Friday.

7 hours ago

(Jopwell Photo/via Pexels)...

Kim Komando

Smart tech life hacks Arizona workers should use to save time and stay safe

I got a text from a number I felt I should have known not long ago, but it wasn’t saved in my phone. There’s a smart trick I used to find it.

8 hours ago

Heritage Marketplace is a new development in a historic flavor in the historic Heritage Square area...

Jeff Gifford/Phoenix Business Journal

Gilbert approves $18.4 million land purchase in historic Heritage District

The town of Gilbert has approved the $18.4 million purchase of 18 acres of land in the city’s historic Heritage District.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles



Importance of AC maintenance after Arizona’s excruciating heat wave

An air conditioning unit in Phoenix is vital to living a comfortable life inside, away from triple-digit heat.



Here are the biggest tips to keep your AC bill low this summer

PHOENIX — In Arizona during the summer, having a working air conditioning unit is not just a pleasure, but a necessity. No one wants to walk from their sweltering car just to continue to be hot in their home. As the triple digits hit around the Valley and are here to stay, your AC bill […]


OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center

5 mental health myths you didn’t know were made up

Helping individuals understand mental health diagnoses like obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder or generalized anxiety disorder isn’t always an easy undertaking. After all, our society tends to spread misconceptions about mental health like wildfire. This is why being mindful about how we talk about mental health is so important. We can either perpetuate misinformation about already […]

Museum of Illusions coming to Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale