With all the rainy days we’ve had, now is the perfect time to take the kids to check out a new indoor space. These two new museums are not your every day paining-on-the-wall spot. You’ll get to fully immerse yourself in the exhibits themselves. Perfect for the younger set, LMNL and the Museum of 3D Illusions will open your eyes to look at the world like you never have before. Here’s the full scoop!

LMNL by Onedome

Explore this labyrinth of digital art where everything you do creates a new experience. The 10,000-square foot Market Street space invites audiences into a new experience at the intersection of art and technology.

Kids will love seeing how their own movements create changes in the art. 14 rooms provide underwater, mirrored and light experiences. Grab a spot in a chair in the chair installation room and see how your heartbeat creates art on the wall.

Timed tickets offer an experience with limited guests but going earlier in the day tends to offer a less crowded space. Spend as much time as you’d like experiencing each room and go back to your favorites. You aren’t required to visit the rooms in a certain order which is great for kids.  Perhaps one of the favorite rooms was the “Fluid Structures” exhibit where you can have a digital water battle with your friends.

The Details
LMNL by Onedome is an all-ages exhibit. Purchase your timed tickets online in advance and enjoy the non-alcohol cafe Elixart before your visit LMNL. Here you can fuel up with lattes, kombucha and gourmet raw snacks. Free lockers are available for storing your gear right before you enter LMNL and there’s a spot to park your stroller as well.

Tickets: $33/adults, $22/youth ages 11-17, $11/kids 4-10, under 4 are free.

1025 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
Online: onedome.global

Museum of 3D Illusions

Fisherman’s Wharf is home to this new museum where you are guaranteed to get plenty of Instagram snaps to share with your friends. Kids will love being able to step into the artwork and make themselves a part of it.

The museum is made up of rooms that are covered in 3D art. Take a look at the example photos framed on the wall next to each exhibit for ideas on how best to interact with each art piece, or just do your own thing!

Zombies busting through walls, giant bugs coming to life, stairways that lead to nowhere and more—there’s all sorts of amazing art pieces. There are even a handful of nods to San Francisco from the giant redwoods to the cable cars.

Those with cameras should look on the floor for the indicators that show the best spot to stand to get your photo. It makes a big difference in getting the right perspective to make the art come to life.

The Details
The Museum of 3D Illusions is located right near Hotel Zephyr on Jefferson Street. Use one of the free lockers as you enter to store your belongings (only phones/cameras can be taken in). It can get pretty crowded on weekends so try for a weekday to make the most of your time. You can progress through the rooms as fast or as slow as you like, there’s no time limit.

Tickets: $25/adults, $10/ages 6-12, 5 and under are free

55-61 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
Online: sfillusions.com

—Kate Loweth