For those who want to have a quick weekend activity, walk your way to the Museum of Illusions right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The world’s fastest-growing museum chain has officially opened Asia’s very first Museum of Illusions, that housed over 70 exhibits. Kuala Lumpur is slated to be the seventh Museum of Illusions since the maiden attraction originated in the land of famous international inventor Nikola Tesla, in Zagreb, Croatia in 2015. Another seven museums are scheduled to open before the end of 2018.
However, unlike most museums, where a certain mature decorum is expected when admiring exhibits, the Museum of Illusions welcomes a bit of noise and banter – particularly laughing and bewildered exclamations. According to the Museum Director Azizul Aznan, “We don’t want visitors to be shy about their emotions, we want them to fully engage and interact with the exhibits. We want them to let their imagination run wild and share their experiences with friends and family as they navigate the perplexing, maze-like museum.”
Added on Azizul said that the museum challenges the mind at every step and turn.
“The way our brain works is extremely complex, we don’t merely perceive reality as we see or feel it. What our brain does is gather information from each of our senses, combining and enhancing some details while ignoring others, all the while filling in any gaps using its pre-existing knowledge of the world.”
The Museum of Illusions showcases entertaining and mind-bending illusions, each of which teaches about vision, perception, the human brain, and science, allowing visitors to understand why their eyes may see things that the brain does not understand. You can engulf yourself in a dark and disorienting vortex or sit at a table with multiple versions of yourself while playing a game or two.
There is also a gift shop that offers mind-twisting puzzles, as well as souvenirs and games suitable for all ages.
Venue : The Museum of Illusions
1st & 2nd Floor, Ansa Hotel, 101 Jln Bukit Bintang, KL
Time : Open daily from 9am to 11pm
Ticket Price : Adults RM35 & Kids RM25 (for children below 15 yrs old)
Special rates apply for families, large groups and school excursions.
For more information please visit www.museumofillusions.my/ or call 03-21102654.