Museum of Illusions to debut in Scottsdale in March

Feb 19, 2023, 6:30 AM
(Museum of Illusions Photo)...
(Museum of Illusions Photo)
(Museum of Illusions Photo)

PHOENIX — The Museum of Illusions announced it is bringing its experiential illusions and exhibits as a permanent location to Scottsdale this March.

The museum will be alongside OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland in the Arizona Boardwalk off Via de Ventura Boulevard and Loop 101.

It will offer visual and educational displays designed to tease the senses and bring out the playful side in guests of all ages, according to a press release.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the Museum of Illusions to Scottsdale, which is an ideal city for such an engaging and new museum concept,” Director of Sales and Marketing Stacy Stec said in the release.

“This city has a buzzing scene and provides the perfect landscape for the expansion of the museum’s U.S. presence. We are confident that people of all ages will love seeing and experiencing the museum’s unique illusions, exhibits and immersive rooms.”

There will be more than 60 exhibits that will have holograms, stereograms and optical illusions. Visitors can learn about vision, perception and the human brain, as well as experience how science can trick the human eye and mind.

“We’ve carefully and thoughtfully designed this museum to provide an educational experience that will leave guests feeling inspired long after they leave,” Stec said in the release.

There will be classic exhibits as well as never-before-seen ones that include walking on walls in the Rotated Room, defying gravity in the Tilted Room and appearing to grow and shrink in the Ames Room.

Head online for tickets and more information.

We want to hear from you.

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

Arizona News

(Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Photo)...

Security incident disrupts activity at Sky Harbor Airport

A security incident disrupted activity at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix on Thursday evening, but authorities concluded there was no threat.
23 hours ago
(Drug Enforcement Agency File Photo)...

Man charged after 1 million fentanyl pills seized in Arizona during search

Federal authorities said detectives found more than 1 million fentanyl pills during searches of a man's residence and vehicle in Arizona.
23 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Pedestrian killed on Phoenix sidewalk after 2 cars collide, spin out of control

A 60-year-old pedestrian was killed Thursday morning following a collision involving two vehicles in Phoenix, authorities said. 
23 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Old Station Sub Shop)...
Taylor Kinnerup

Arizona’s News Roundup: Phoenix and homelessness, Mayorkas tours southern border

Homelessness, border visits and flooding up north. The biggest headlines of the week spanned the state, so get caught up with Arizona's News Roundup.
23 hours ago
(Scottsdale Fire Department Photo)...

No injuries after plane lands on fairway of Scottsdale golf course

The pilot of a small plane was uninjured after landing on a north Scottsdale golf course Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
23 hours ago
(Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Photo)...

Meet the artists, scientists behind exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Art and science team up in an ongoing exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that gets the star treatment Friday evening.
23 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(Photo: OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center)...

Here’s what you need to know about OCD and where to find help

It's fair to say that most people know what obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders generally are, but there's a lot more information than meets the eye about a mental health diagnosis that affects about one in every 100 adults in the United States.
(Photo by Michael Matthey/picture alliance via Getty Images)...
Cox Communications

Valley Boys & Girls Club uses esports to help kids make healthy choices

KTAR’s Community Spotlight focuses on the Boys & Girls Club of the Valley and the work to incorporate esports into children's lives.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
Museum of Illusions to debut in Scottsdale in March