New exhibit at Fernbank is full of mind-bending optical illusions

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“Our Senses: An Immersive Experience” is now open at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum

Engage all your senses with a visit to Fernbank’s new exhibit.

“Our Senses: An Immersive Experience” will be open until May 3 at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

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"Immerse yourself in funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses — and show how or why what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains," a post on the museum's website reads.

The exhibit features a virtual garden, which allows visitors to explore through the eyes of a bee or snake. You can also “challenge your ears” by tracking sounds in an audio collage. There are also life-size illusions “that make flat surfaces appear rippled.”

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According to the museum, the exhibit “delves into how our brains work with sensory organs to shape and re-frame our perceptions of everyday encounters.”

Entrance to the exhibit is included in general admission to the museum, which is $20 for adults, $19 for seniors ages 65 and older, and $18 for children ages 3-12.

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DETAILS

On view until May 3
The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Fernbank Museum, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta