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Five Reasons to Visit Interactive Art Museums

June 21, 2019

Today, the Museum of Memories opens to the public in Deep Ellum in Dallas. I was invited to check out a special sneak peek last weekend and couldn’t stop smiling. Not only did it remind me of my favorite bands and movies from my childhood, but it was colorful and unlike anything I have ever done.

Steffi Lynn Tsai, the artist, spent a couple of months creating a fun, interactive, nostalgic environment for everyone to enjoy. If you live in Dallas or plan on visiting soon, check it out. Here is a list of the five reasons I think everyone should visit an interactive art museum.

Supports the arts

As a theater nerd, I am a big fan of the a variety of arts and supporting artists. These art museums are no exception. It’s fun to see an artist’s vision come to life. They spend months creating these installations and they deserve to be seen, shared, and praised by the world.

Uplifts mood

Not all interactive art museums share the same purpose, but many of them are created just to make people happy. Whether they use props, lights, candy, or colors, they generally make people smile and leave feeling even happier than before they walked in.

It’s fun!

Let’s face it, interactive art is fun! If you grew up near a McDonald’s, you may remember playing in the ball pit as a child. At the Museum of Memories, you can relive that experience in a a giant cereal bowl and bathtub. I once read a quote that said

“Six year old laugh an average of 300 times per day. Adults only laugh 15-100 times a day. Be six again.” – Anonymous

Do something different. Go play like a six-year-old. It may surprise you how much fun you’ll have.

Bonding experience

Whether you choose to take your significant other, best friend, sibling, child, or someone else, interactive art museums are great bonding experiences. It gives you a chance to laugh, be kids again, and experience something fun and unique.

Great photos

Does this one even need to be said? Typically, you are allowed to bring a professional camera, or just your phone in to snap some great pictures. This is why these are sometimes referred to as Instagram popups because they give you a ton of content.

If you haven’t already, head over to your nearest interactive art museum and have the time of your life. If you are in Dallas, grab your Museum of Memories tickets here.

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What’s your favorite interactive art museum? I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below.