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What to expect on a visit to the Chicago Color Factory

Jennifer Geer

The interactive museum opened in the basement of the Willis Tower this June.

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(CHICAGO) Art has turned immersive in Chicago at the Color Factory, located in the Willis Tower at 233 S. Wacker Dr.

What is the Color Factory?

It is a 25,000 square ft. interactive art museum that opened in Chicago in June 2022. The Chicago location is the third in the country, with other museums in New York and Houston.

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The highlight of the Chicago location is probably the giant green ball pit designed not just for kids but also for adults of any age. The green was inspired by Chicago's annual St. Patrick's Day tradition of dyeing the river.

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The cafe continues the colorful fun with a color-changing iced beverage from Te'Amo and honeydew ice cream from Kurimu.

According to a press release, "Color Factory wants its visitors to experience artful wonder and to bring the joy and inhibition that they experience at the museum back into their everyday lives."

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Tina Malhotra, CEO of Color Factory said in the release, "We love Chicago and are thrilled to be opening our biggest museum to date in the heart of the city. We’re excited to share and celebrate the diversity, culture, and traditions of Chicago through these dynamic installations created in partnership with amazing artists. We can’t wait for guests to see, taste, touch, hear, and smell color in a whole new way!”

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Flavorama by Emilie BaltzImage by Matt Haas

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Bright Noise by Yuri SuzukiImage by Matt Haas

For more information and to buy tickets online for the Chicago experience, go here.

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