Philadelphia is a charming city with character and soul. Despite the many reasons why we love our city, a change in scenery is sometimes needed. Luckily, you don’t have to travel at all to experience new worlds thanks to immersive experiences.
Immersive experiences allow you to step into mind-blowing realms that bend your mind and transport you to ethereal realities. We rounded up five of our favorite astonishing immersive experiences in Philadelphia to try right now.
Otherworld will transport you to an ethereal dimension of wonder and awe. This visually mesmerizing exhibit is an immersive experience like no other.
Upon entry, guests are thrusted into a cinematic experience. The exhibit features over 55 unique rooms and installations each with depth and a captivating narrative. Each room is completely different from one another and features iridescent creatures and primordial monsters.
Next, hypnotize your mind some more with crawlable tubes, infinite expanses of light and alluring art. The exhibit will encourage guests to roam and interact all at their own pace.
You can read more about Otherworld here.
Where: 2500 Grant Ave #1
2. Dining In the Dark
This immersive ‘Dining In The Dark’ experience is taking Philadelphia by storm.
Step inside a restaurant cloaked in mystery and unlock the full potential of your senses with the Dining in the Dark experience in Philadelphia. Taking place at a lively spot in Philly, this one-of-a-kind event includes far more than questionable eyewear.
At The Twisted Tail, you will spend the evening distinguishing between flavors, focusing on sounds and smells, and debunking the age-old adage of “we eat with our eyes”. Dining in the Dark is an exclusive, 90-minute culinary experience and places are limited. Don’t miss out on the chance to taste the eclectic gastronomic offerings at The Twisted Tail in an entirely new way!
Indeed, you’ll have an unforgettable night. Learn more and reserve your seat here
Where: 509 S 2nd St
Experience extraordinary art in this ever-changing immersive experience. Wonderspaces presents an evolving lineup of 16 extraordinary art installations. Not only are there inflatable landscapes and light shows but also a rainbow room and so much more to explore.
Secondly, there’s a full bar on site for you and our group to enjoy and signature cocktails. This experience is perfect with friends and family and is located in the heart of Philadelphia.
Wonderspaces is open year-round with regular artwork changes. You can learn more by visiting their website.
Where: 27 N. 11th St
4. Museum Of Illusions
Be prepared for a trippy mind-bending experience at this immersive installation. Discover perspective-changing rooms, hands-on installations, and captivating images.
Indeed, the illusion rooms will play tricks on your mind. First, check out the reversed room. Second, try the titled room. Lastly, visit the vortex tunnel for a head-spinning adventure
Furthermore, be sure to explore the captivating installations such as the cloning table and head on a platter. You’ll be sure to capture great Instagrammable photos!
Overall, this immersive experience will teach you that nothing is quite as it seems, especially at Museum of Illusions.
Get ready to be mesmerized!
Where: 401 Market St
5. The Museum of American Revolution
Enjoy early access and a guided tour that allows you to explore the Museum of the American Revolution before the crowds arrive, providing a unique and immersive experience.
Experience a sunrise-filled adventure through the Museum of the American Revolution before anyone else arrives. Be amazed by more than 500 genuine artifacts from the American Revolution, such as weapons, clothing, and beautiful artwork. Venture into captivating galleries and engaging exhibits, gaining a profound understanding of the museum with the guidance of your expert.
You can purchase your early access & guided tour tickets here
Where: 101 S. 3rd St