Have you ever wanted to play music on color-changing mammoth bones, crawl through a secret passageway in the back of a refrigerator or find yourself surrounded by infinite dots?
You probably didn't realize you wanted to do these things until now, but trust us: you definitely do.
And luckily, these fantastical activities are possible when you visit one of the permanent immersive art spaces in the U.S.
An immersive art space is about creating a holistic experience for the audience. While traditional museums focus on visual arts, immersive art spaces often seek to activate other senses such as touch, hearing, smell and sometimes taste. These spaces can include anything from art installations to an entire building or street made by one or several artists. While the location may be permanent, the art may change periodically or regularly.
Want to experience one of these immersive art spaces for yourself? (Again: the answer is YES.) Here are five of our favorites: