Try our brain, our eyes, our imagination laughing, screaming in amazement, moving in unimaginable spaces: now we can do all this in Museum of Illusions which has just opened in Milan, in via Settembrini 11, near the Central Station.
It is an interactive museum with more than 70 attractions on science, mathematics, biology and psychology with which to test and experiment by learning how, for example, perspective or optical perception works and ultimately our brain with the family, with school friends, or perhaps alone, to spend a different hour
The visit lasts so long, because an hour is the time limit that allows the human mind to try its hand at games of illusion with pleasure and without stress. During the tour, you pass through five rooms, experiencing a different and amazing experience each time: in the “Ames” room one experiences the visual illusion of growing or shrinking by simply walking back and forth between a dwarf and a giant, in the “rotated” room you rotate on yourself and, after the “head on the tray” room, you move on to that of the «Ready» in which one realizes that the perceived dimension of a person depends on that of the objects around him, and then ends up among the “optical illusions».
The Museum of Illusions arrives in Milan from Croatia: the original idea was launched in 2015 in Zagreb, and then it came to Cairo, Dubai, Chicago and New York, and many other cities. In all, with Milan, 33 cities on 5 continents. «Milan – says Roko Zivkovic, one of the founders – is the center of design, innovation and fashion. The city has important museums and cultural centers. Having a seat of the Museum of Illusions here has always been an important goal for us. Being able to open at this moment has a particular meaning: it allows us to give the city a place of recreation and training for all ages as a symbol of restart for the post-pandemic ».
The Museum of Illusions is open to the public from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00. Ticket prices range from 18 euros for adults to 12 euros for children between 5 and 15 years. Children under 5 do not pay and there are family tickets from 45 euros which include the entrance of two adults and two children over 5 years old.