Museum of Illusions Scottsdale

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For an indoor, mind-bending, puzzle-solving, family-friendly adventure, visit the Museum of Illusions Scottsdale

You can expect a playground for the mind, where over 60 exhibits offer a delightful twist on reality. Each exhibit is a carefully crafted puzzle designed to question the very fabric of your perceptions.

The museum is an interactive adventure, from optical illusions that defy logic to installations that play tricks on your mind; every corner reflects the power of perception. It's an exploration of the fascinating ways in which our brains interpret the world around us.

Whether you're a local looking for a new adventure or seeking an unforgettable experience, this museum promises an immersive and thought-provoking escapade that transcends the boundaries of ordinary reality.

Embark on this extraordinary journey where nothing is as it seems, and reality is an illusion waiting to be explored and understood. The Museum of Illusions Scottsdale invites you to question, discover, and revel in the wonders of perception!

Fun Facts & Cool Features 

Prepare to be enthralled as the Museum of Illusions Scottsdale unveils its most extraordinary feature, the incredible Vortex illusion. This mind-boggling experience goes beyond the realms of typical optical illusions. It transforms into a powerful display that tricks your mind into a sensation of spinning. Visitors unanimously hail the Vortex as a highlight, providing an unparalleled and memorable journey into the depths of perceptual manipulation.

For an even deeper dive into the world of illusion, immerse yourself in captivating illusion rooms. These specially designed spaces transport you to dimensions where reality is in constant flux. As you navigate through these rooms, be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and reshaped, leaving you with an experience that is unique and unforgettable.

Step into a realm of perspective-changing rooms that defy the laws of physics and captivate your imagination. These rooms are not just displays; they are immersive experiences that challenge your senses and make you question the reliability of your own perception.

Enter the Smart Playroom and challenge family and friends with brain-teasing games and puzzles. Aside from being fun, this room will enrich your memory, cognition, and problem-solving skills.

The Museum of Illusions Scottsdale will forever alter your Phoenix getaway. Whether it is the optical illusions that play with depth and perspective or installations that challenge reality, you'll be challenged to push the boundaries of reality.

Getting There 

If you are coming from Scottsdale, follow these directions:

  • Head south on N Drinkwater Blvd toward E 2nd St.
  • Turn left onto E Vía de Ventura.
  • Continue for about 2 miles, and you'll find the Museum of Illusions Scottsdale on your right.
  • Address: 9500 E Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256


Below are ticket prices for the Museum of Illusions Scottsdale:

  • Adult Entry: $24.95
  • Child (ages 3-12): $18.95
  • Senior (ages 60+): $22.95
  • Military (ID required): $22.95

Prices are subject to change; check their website for updates.

Local Tips

  • The reference to 30 minutes on your ticket is your arrival window. Show up any time within the time frame. 
  • Plan on your MOI experience lasting 45-75 minutes.
  • Check out the gift shop for MOI merchandise!
  • Read exhibit directions for a more immersive experience.
  • Enjoy free parking at Arizona Boardwalk
  • Check for online discounts before purchasing tickets.


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