Selfie Museums to Check Out in Chicagoland

Up your selfie game as a family with these cool local spots!

When you’re looking for a cool place in Chicagoland, especially if you’re trying to impress tweens and teens at home, you can take your selfie game up another notch.

“Selfie museums” have been hitting Chicagoland hard by attracting tweens and teens, and families near and far to bring out their authentic side in the pre-designed places for your perfect picture. 

Click, snap, and share the love as you bring out your best self(ie) by visiting these awesome spots. Looking for more family fun? Find the latest things to do around town with our weekend picks!

WNDR Museum

Picture room after room, lighting so bright and illusions fitting every inch of the wall. That’s the kind of experience you can travel through at the WNDR Museum. 

It’s colors, lights and movement galore, as you explore the unique “art” that makes up this interactive visit. It’s a modern exhibit with a twist — incorporating works of art from local and traditional studios and collectives globally. 

Selfie WRLD

Considered the most famous selfie museum in the “WRLD,” this one is definitely an experience for the books. The eye-catching themes are fit for the selfe kings and queens that want to elevate their photo game. 

This “most instagrammable place in the Midwest” is filled with booths and fun fresh wallpapers lining have killer lighting for your DIY shoot. Upgrade your selfie stick and send an experience like this with your family, friends, or even for a solo adventure.  

Museum of Illusions

Get ready for your mind to be tricked at this museum! You’ll see more than 80 visual exhibits ranging from optical illusions and immersive rooms. 

On every Wednesday (beginning April 27), families can enjoy Kids Happy Hour between 3:30-5:30 p.m. with extra activities featuring illusion art projects and magic trick demos from a real magician. The special event best for kids ages 5-12 is included in the general admission when visiting during that time.

Selfish Experience

It’s OK to be selfish, and you get comfortable being selfie-ish at this museum, right in Calumet City. Let your hair down and your arm up as you snap a pic in the perfect scene of confident-fusing backdrops. 

The 360-degree photo booth is a unique feature that captures your true essence at every angle. You can rent a photo booth, take a trip down their selfie lane, and even rock the 360 photoshoot with so many of these exciting options to choose from. This one time experience is a time worth being selfish for. 

At the selfish experience it can be all about you, as you get those photos with a background view. Don’t put yourself(ie) on hold … turn up your gram game today.


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