Embark on a journey of wonder and intrigue at the Museum of Illusions, where nothing is ever as it seems! This immersive experience is designed to captivate your senses, challenge your perception, and ignite your imagination. Join Madisen Bateman and London as they explore the museum for the first time, sharing their excitement and discoveries along the way. From mind-bending exhibits to interactive illusions, every corner of the museum is designed to delight and amaze visitors of all ages and abilities. The museum uses tactile exhibits and informative panels explaining the science behind the illusions. Accessibility is a top priority, with ramps and double-opening doors ensuring everyone can navigate the space comfortably.

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MADISEN BATEMAN: We’re here at Museum of Illusions where nothing is ever as it seems. We are at 25 East Washington Street, right in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Museum of Illusions is designed to captivate your senses, challenge your perception, as well as ignite your imagination.

LONDON: I always wanted to come here, so I’m excited.

MADISEN BATEMAN: I’m excited too.

LONDON: My name is London. I’ve never been here before. This is my first time. 

MADISEN BATEMAN: When we say that we like to challenge your senses, it’s all of your senses. There’s a lot of things that you can go around and push and touch and try and make fit in the right places. The blue panels that we have next to every single exhibit that we have here, each of these panels tells you exactly what to do, and then it also explains why you’re seeing what you’re seeing. We want to make sure that everyone who walks through those doors has the best time possible and that everyone feels comfortable coming here. We opened our museum with the intentions of being accessible, so we have some ramps to get up to the tunnel. And our doors, we have doubling opening doors if we need to get bigger wheelchair through.

LONDON: So myself, I’m deaf, and I have an interpreter with me that helps me hear what’s being said. And the same thing of people who have a wheelchair. Everyone can experience the same thing and don’t feel left out. It’s a wonderful place for people with disabilities. Not everything is what it seems. There’s so much to experience, so much to learn about yourself, but also how your mind works.

MADISEN BATEMAN: We have a very highly trained staff who knows how to accommodate people appropriately and sense who needs help and how they need help. We do take pride in how well our staff is trained and they’re a very big factor in helping those people who might need a little bit more help with going around our museum.

LONDON: The staff was amazing. They were really accommodating for me. Just besides, it’s an awesome experience. I didn’t think that I would have so much fun and laugh a lot, but it was amazing.

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