Illusion Tunnel Slide


What’s real? What’s not?

How is what you see different from what really is?

Can the train rumble down the line into the tunnel?

Using forced perspective, you’re drawn into this place to test your perceptions. Plus, there’s a great platform at the top to spy on all the fun going on at the museum!

Top 10 List of Things To Do In Illusion Tunnel

  1. Stand in front of Illusion Tunnel. What does it look like?
  2. Climb the stairs, but don’t forget to look for illusions along the way! How many illusions did you find?
  3. Slide down the slide! Take a photo!
  4. Look up at the mirrors as you slide! What do you look like?
  5. Peek out the eye and blink.
  6. Peek out the other eye. What do you see?
  7. Spin the illusions around and around.
  8. Look through the kaleidoscope. Can you see anyone sliding down the slide?
  9. Step into one of the illusion cubes. What do you see?
  10. Step into the other illusion cube. How is this cube different?

Junction 9161


Junction 9161 is all about the train – an important part of Manitoba history. This powerful locomotive forms the spine of the Children’s Museum experience. Standing inside and out, you can feel the enormity of this great machine.

Top 10 List of Things To Do In Junction 9161

  1. Follow the tracks to the front of the train. How many tracks are there? What colours are the tracks?
  2. Take a seat at the digger and get to work!
  3. Meet the 9161. Touch the buttons to learn about the train parts.
  4. Watch out for traffic! The traffic light changes colour. What colour is glowing? What does that colour tell us to do?
  5. Peek out the front of the train. What do you see? Take a photo!
  6. Be a conductor and yell “All Aboard!”
  7. Take a seat in the conductor’s chair. Tell us where to go.
  8. Push the buttons. What happens?
  9. Pull the lever. What happens?
  10. Take a seat next to the conductor and watch where the train is going!