According to Illusion is defined as "something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality" and "the state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension". These are possible ways to describe a "newer" museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is celebrating its 2nd birthday this month.


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So if you are looking for a different kind of day trip, then maybe this museum will be the next for you. Have you ever heard of the Museum of Illusions? I did not, but I definitely want to go and explore this museum in Philadelphia. The Museum of Illusions is fairly new as it celebrates its second anniversary. According to, "In just two short years, the Museum of Illusions Philadelphia has established itself as a must-visit in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia. With its diverse array of exhibits that challenge perceptions and spark curiosity, the museum has left an incredible mark on the city's engaging community."


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Museum of Illusions


The Museum of Illusions is located at 401 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106. They are having special second-year celebrations visit their website for more details. They do group tickets and field trips as well.


Museum of Illusions Jamie Stow


From reading about this museum, it appears it's great for children, adults, and families. They have all kinds of experiences including holograms, stereograms, optical illusions, puzzles, and immersive rooms. They refer to the experiences as “edutainment”. So check out the photo gallery below and visit their website for more details. This might be a great day trip for you.


The Museum of Illusions

Take a Peek at the Museum of Illusions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gallery Credit: Shawn Michaels


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