Trending Selfie Museums in Chicagoland

Up your family's selfie game at these trendy local spots!

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

“Selfie museums” have been hitting Chicagoland hard over the past few years, and families near and far travel to these picture-perfect attractions to snap the perfect photo. 

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!

Color Factory

Photo credit: Color Factory

Experience the rainbow as you make your way through the most colorful selfie museum in the city. Pose in front of carefully curated scenes and marvel at the bright details of interactive art installations. The engaging displays are influenced by Chicago’s culture, from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to installations inspired by the city’s architecture.

Museum of Ice Cream

Photo credit: Museum of Ice Cream Chicago

A museum this tasty has no business looking this good! Sample frozen treats while you play in an immersive world filled with interactive ice cream-themed installations. Photos of the scenes at the Museum of Ice Cream are sure to sweeten your Instagram feed, but be sure to be fast when taking pics — you don’t want your ice cream to melt!

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. Take photos that will leave your Instagram followers wondering how you managed to pull off such a mind-boggling shot. 

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 (and their Instagram feed!). 

This “most instagrammable place in the Midwest” is filled with booths, fun wallpapers and killer lighting for your DIY shoot. Pack your selfie stick and head to this experience with your family and friends, or even for a solo adventure.  

Selfish Experience

It’s OK to be selfish, and you get comfortable being selfie-ish at this museum in Calumet City. 

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. 

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.

WNDR Museum

Photo credit: 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. 


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Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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