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Museum of Illusions Montreal - 70+ Illusions to Explore
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Museum of Illusions Montreal - 70+ Illusions to Explore

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Museum of Illusions, where your eyes and brain don't get along. Over 70+ educational exhibits, rooms, holograms, stereograms to experience. Pause reality, challenge your vision. It's like yoga or pilates for your eyes. A fun place to enjoy brain teasers, Instagram friendly establishment. Forget what you think you are seeing, you will have to look again.
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C$29.50
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Ages 3-100
Duration: 45m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French, Spanish
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  • Experienced guide
  • Entry/Admission - Montreal
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Drinks


  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91688P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91688P4

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3.5 of 5 bubbles25 reviews
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Cynthia C
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very close to Place d’Armes metro station (3 minutes walk); makes it quick and simple to get to. We got there a bit early (10 minutes before our reservation), so I thought they would have us wait before getting in, but they invited us in the exhibit right away after checking our coats (no extra charge). It was nice not to wait, but looking back, it was very crowded and it feels like they should control the amount of people better.

It is a rather small museum and it often felt like we couldn’t have a calm and uninterrupted moment to appreciate and get to understand the illusions properly. For some of them, a certain distance was recommended to see what there was to see and the crowd walking around and in front of you made it difficult. Also, we relied on reading the instructions to understand what to do. It would have been nice to have one or two employees walking around to answer questions and and help with some of the proper positioning.

Another reason for some employees to walk around the exhibit would be to witness and fix some of the inconveniences. There was some water dropping from the ceiling in some areas (I was told it was the air conditioning system (can’t imagine how it would be in the summer time); there was a spill that was identified (so we wouldn’t step on it), but was not cleaned for the whole time we were there; near the « main attraction », the tunnel, there was a very strong urine smell (metro station like), which was very unwelcoming; finally, for some of the few logic games, they instructions where half erased and no one to fill in the blanks. This is a brand new museum and it looked and felt very used and in need of TLC in some areas.

There is potential with the concept, but a lot of improvements would be required in order for the entry fee to make sense. My 9 year old really enjoyed herself overall (she has no notion of how much it cost), but as an adult I was definitely hoping for a more pleasant experience.
Written March 7, 2024
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JOYCE O
Montreal, Canada17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Was a very trying experience. for both my friend and myself. Although very interesting and a different type of experience it is not meant for older people nor anyone of any age not 100% physically strong - at all! There is absolutely nowhere to sit, stop, or rest even for a moment once you are inside. Not even in the entrance/lobby! There is literally not even one chair/seat.
Inside is very, very crowded and narrow, mobbed with people and many, many young kids. The outside entrance has two very high, large steps with no railing, nothing to hold onto. Unless your balance is perfect, good luck! I don't know who thought it up, but my driver literally had to carry us down to get out!!!
How does that even happen these days??? I thought the population was aging and that new places here needed to be built according to accessibility standards.
Written July 13, 2023
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Eric A
Sykesville390 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Access is difficult, large steps and no ramp. There is no place to sit; once you go in you’ll be on your feet for the duration of your visit. There are no bathrooms here.

Many of the presentations are contemplative and require some time to view, understand and think about. Because all of the illusions are visually based, the experience is undermined when others walk between you and interrupt your observation. The overcrowding and small space contribute to this.

Separate hours for adults only should be established. The dozens of unruly children seriously detracted from our ability to fully engage and enjoy this experience.

If you are able to set these issues aside, this museum has a lot of fascinating material to offer and explore, some of which can be truly thought provoking with regard to how we experience and interact with the environment around us.

Sadly, due to the issues mentioned above, this museum has yet to realize its potential.
Written September 3, 2023
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voyager2089
Dijon, France17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It was so crowded we had to line up for few minutes in front of each illusion. Ppl touch each others and many were unthoughtful in their way to move. Some will not hesitate to bump into you with no excuses at all. The accoustic of the place is terrible and with all those kids and families, the place is extremely noisy. Moreover, from the main entree and also in the middle of the path, it smells bad odors coming from toilets.

I think organisers should stop to pack the event like this. I think it is not respectful for the client. And they should definitively give adults a special time range to avoid being mixed with undisciplined kids.
Written July 3, 2023
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ryanc3
northampton,england443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was OK to visit ,some of the illusions were good, others not so good, like others have said ,if it's busy ,then not so great, pricey for what you see but worth a peek ,
Written May 23, 2024
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Sam
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very small museum with lots of people inside. Nothing impressive, mostly pictures on the wall with subtle to no illusions. Not worth the time or price
Written March 30, 2024
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Jessica F
Ottawa, Canada19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was fun but WAY overpriced. $106 for two adults and two kids for 35 minutes - that’s all it took to go through. If you’re on a budget, don’t bother.
Written February 20, 2024
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Andrea P
Zagreb, Croatia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I loved this museum! I visited right when it opened and didn't really know what to expect but it blew my mind. There are so many interesting things to see and experience and I loved how your eyes can be tricked so easily.
Written June 15, 2023
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Happiness627277
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I was thrilled to experience the grand opening of Museum of Illusions! The exhibits were amazing and very fun to see! Will definitely be back with the family
Written June 10, 2023
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Merci beaucoup! Thank you for visiting.
Written June 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maryann K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
A refreshing new and exciting experience, something so out of the ordinary and fun for all ages! Prepare to be amused, this will bring out the curious kid in you!
Written June 10, 2023
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Merci beaucoup! Thank you for visiting.
Written June 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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