Chicago has no shortage of impressive museums, from art institutions like The Museum of Contemporary Art to the Art Institute, to immersive pop-ups like Hebru Brantley’s Nevermore Park, there is always somewhere to go to get inspired in this city. And, that couldn’t be truer for wndr Museum located at 1130 W. Monroe St. in the West Loop―another immersive art experience that stimulates your senses. It’s the perfect afternoon for kids and adults alike. According to their website, “The wndr experience is one in which the thoughtful curation of world-class art, work by provocative emerging artists, as well as guest-made artwork creates a dreamy journey that reveals the wonders of the world around you.” What started as a pop-up experience became a permanent one after becoming so successful.
Here are a few installations not to miss:
One of the biggest reasons you might just want to venture to the wndr Museum is for the Infinity Mirror Room by iconic Japanese artist Yayoui Kusama. Guests get one minute in the room, so make sure your mirror selfies are on point!
The Light Room’s biggest highlight is, of course, the floor that turns technicolor as you dance your way through the room.
The Waterlight Graffiti room is the perfect way to express yourself. Simply dab your brush with water and draw your favorite things! Our kids could have spent hours in this room if we let them.
Don’t miss the sequin tunnel on your way out of the museum! Be sure to touch the walls to see how the sequins change.
Tickets are $32 per person, however, kids 2 and under are free. You’ll want to spend at least an hour in the space to experience everything. Since this is an Instagrammers dream, photos are absolutely encouraged! In fact, be sure to tag @wndrmuseum and use their hashtag #wndrmuseum for a chance to be featured on their social channels.
The wndr museum is always having events so check their website often for more information and to buy tickets.