Interact with Art and Technology at WNDR Museum Chicago

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Everyone is an artist. We believe this now even more after our visit to WNDR Museum.

We were invited to visit WNDR Museum and were quickly immersed in the creative spaces.  Once you arrive you are able to interact with different exhibits with multiple opportunities for the perfect Instagram-able photo.  There are over twenty installations ranging from flip sequins to robotic painters all leading up to the Infinity Mirror Room by iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.  

As a life-long fan of Keith Haring, it was wonderful to see some installations by Haring (and Alex Israel).  Both artists have thought-provoking installations that enrich the entire experience.  

Plan on spending an hour (or slightly longer) walking through the exhibits. 

Tips for Bringing Kids to WNDR Museum 

We recommend the WNDR Museum for tweens, teens, and adults. Younger children are welcome and you know your child best. If you plan on bringing children, here’s a couple things to know before you go:

  • WNDR is a high sensory experience that may contain flashing lights, sounds and other high sensory elements.
  • The restrooms are located at the beginning and end of the experience.  Due to COVID the staff asks that you continue moving forward and not turn around during your visit.
  • There aren’t any benches or stopping points, so once you start you will be on your feet for the entirety of your visit.
  • Definitely stop by the bathroom because there’s a fun interactive element there too!

Safety Measures

Wearing a mask that properly covers your nose and mouth at all times is mandatory throughout the experience. Your temperature will be taken upon entry to the museum prior to checking in. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will be asked to reschedule.

Location and Parking 

WNDR is located in Chicago’s West Loop at 1130 W. Monroe St.  Parking is very limited, so they strongly suggest public transportation or ride shares.  We were staying in the city, so we took an Uber to the museum and walked back to our hotel afterwards, but Spot Hero is also helpful.

Ticket Prices

Tickets must be purchased online before your visit and you will be given a reservation time. Your scheduled time ensures that you have a pleasant experience.  Tickets are non-refundable, however, you can reschedule your visit if the need arises. General Admission is $30 for adults and $25 for children 3-12 years old. You can also purchase the Premium Pack which includes Expedited Entry, Limited Edition Collector Pin, WNDR Photo Memory, 10% off at The WNDR Store & a 2nd lap through WNDR before you exit for $50.  

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