Museum of Illusions to open in Houston's Galleria mall this summer

The Museum of Illusions will have exhibits that trick your eyes and make you question what is real.

Museum of Illusions to open in Houston's Galleria mall this summer

This summer, The Galleria mall will host a new museum devoted to the art of optical illustration.

Museum of Illusions is located at 5060 W. Alabama St. near the West Alabama entry of the mall.

The Museum of Illusions, which opens in a couple of months, will have dozens of displays devoted to optical illusions. It also has 3D holograms that are meant to fool reality. The museum also has 60 other locations including those in Austin and Dallas.

Construction on the Houston location started last year. Transwestern Vice President Kim Bernick and Managing Director Crystal Allen represented IA Lodging Houston Galleria (which also owns Westin Galleria Hotel) in the lease negotiation. Subhi Gharbieh, of G + A Real Estate, represented the tenant.

Allen stated that entertainment and social media experiences were expanding across the country. We are excited to bring this experience to Houston.

Houston, like many other cities, has seen entertainment companies find opportunities in retail and industry locations.

Seismique, a "technology fueled interactive art museum", will open in December 2020 at a former Bed Bath & Beyond store off Highway 6 in West Houston. The 40,000 square-foot space has more than 40 rooms that incorporate artificial intelligence, immersive experience, gamification and displays of color, sound and light.

It opened in Sugar Land Town Square in October 2022. It filled an old Z Gallerie space.

Candytopia Movietopia and Van Gogh The Immersive experience.

Lighthouse Artspace Houston hosted the "Immersive van Gogh exhibit Houston" and other similar exhibitions, originally located in a 16,500 square-foot converted warehouse, west of Houston. Lighthouse Immersive and Impact Museums relocated the local Lighthouse Artspace to a 26,280 square-foot space at White Oaks Station, 600 W. 6th St. in Houston last year.