Calling all slime fans: you do not want to miss Sloomoo Institute Chicago. As we walked out of the doors from this experience, my kids told me it was the best day of their lives! This multi-sensory slime immersive experience had something in store in every corner we turned: a section with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) sounds, a waterfall slime area where you get to drenched in slime, a slime lake, a DIY slime area with various textured and scented slimes all over the exhibition, photo opportunities, and more.
Features of the Sloomoo Institute Chicago
When we walked in, we were greeted by staff who explained in detail what to expect throughout our visit including receiving name tags that gave us a slime names and a ticket which would give us a DIY slime to bring home. You enter a door and you’re immediately lost in a world of colors which included outfits of the staff that were Sloomoo branded and no two were the same.
We were invited to leave a little of our experience by adding some slime to the “slime and repeat wall.” After that, the real fun began. We sniffed every single slime and cross-checked it against the boards provided to confirm if we’d guessed the right types. It was unbelievable how many scents and textures were available. The boys also had a chance to sling shot some slime into a wall.
Visitors are allowed to enjoy the experience of walking on slime through Lake Sloomoo, which also includes an obstacle course, as well as a Sloomoo pool. What I personally loved was that in between each attraction, you walk through little slime pods with different colors, textures and scents to enjoy in between. It was a nonstop sensory experience.
There was a sloomoo cove, which acted like a salt cave except it was kinetic sand slime with mirrors and a digital screen that transformed you into a digital slime figure. My kids had a blast dancing and watching the slime figure move along.
We also braved the visit and tried out Sloomoo Falls. This was an once in a lifetime experience! The staff pumped you up, everyone was cheering, and before you know it, you feel the wet slime hit. Huge kudos to the staff for making sure we were properly covered to avoid getting really slimed.
Finally the real highlight for our kids (and us, mom and dad) was creating our own slime. We ran through the starter station where we got to pick the base slime we wanted, we then moved on to picking a scent. The scents were so creative: gummy bears, various fruits, desserts, and more. It was so hard picking one because of how many choices there were. The wall of scents and how it was filled into your started slime was an experience in itself. Lastly you get to pick a color — and wow, the technology that drips powdered color into your slime is impressive. Finally, you pick up to three charms for your slime of choice, then sit and create your slime.
Your last stop is the gift shop, which had wonderful slime purchase options.
Our family’s verdict
The Sloomoo Institute experience was a dream come true for my kids. My husband and I found it to be an extremely enjoyable experience and had as much fun as my kids. The staff were wonderful in keeping the vibe fun and energetic, which made for a wonderful family day out.
We will be talking about this experience for a long time to come. It truly was a wonderful experience for all ages.
Tips for Visiting Sloomoo Institute Chicago
Are you excited about this never-ending slime experience? Here are some must-knows for your visit.
- Every area had an information section which explained how to enjoy and experience the slime station, so look out for those.
- Wipes are provided for wiping hands before and after each slime experience to help keep slimes (and hands) clean.
- Check out the FAQ for more information, including slime safety and allergen info.
Plenty of paid parking is available at the venue, but we parked a few blocks down via a parking app at a lower price.
You get to pick from two different ticket types: General ($39) and Enhanced ($69). Each ticket includes an 8oz. slime from the DIY bar where you get to pick the texture, scent, color, and toppings. Enhanced tickets include the Sloomoo Falls.
Tickets are available starting at 10am, with the last tickets available for a 5pm start.
We spent about 90 minutes there. Their website mentions that on average, a visit could be around 60-90 minutes.
This is an all-ages experience great for kids 2 and up, as well as adults. The staff asks that parents of kids between 2 and 5 ensure kids don’t eat the slime, lick their hands, throw slime, or run.
820 N. Orleans St.
Chicago, IL 60610
The Grand Opening is Saturday, November 19, 2022 and tickets are available for purchase until March 31, 2023.