Brain-befuddling Museum of Illusions opens Friday at Union Station

Jim Cunningham
October 18, 2018 - 7:48 am

Science City at Union Station in Kansas City opens its newest permanent exhibit Friday, The Museum of Illusions. The exhibit is billed as a fascinating world which will trick visitors' confidence in their senses. 

KMBZ's Jim Cunningham walked through the Vortex Tunnel (pictured below).

"There's a feeling of leaning, falling, spinning," Jim said as he passed through. He was also fascinated by the Ames Room, which uses unique geometry to trick the mind into seeing people and objects shrink and grow as they move from one corner to the other.

Other features include the Infinity Room, which is full of tall mirrors, which give the viewer an optical illusion of infinite space. The Anti-gravity Room creates the perception that balls roll upwards and water flows uphill.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, $40 for a family of four and $12 for seniors and students.

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