Have you ever wanted to run into a field of fireflies and twirl around like you're in an enchanted forest? Well, there's this magical mirror room at the Phoenix Art Museum where you can do just that. This room will make you feel like you're in a dark forest illuminated by thousands of fireflies.
The You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies, is an art installation created by the artist Yayoi Kusama. The firefly room is basically a dark room lined with mirrors. It has LED strings lights cascading down from the ceiling making the room look like there are thousands of fireflies suspended in the air.
A general admission ticket will cost you $21 and it includes viewing special exhibitions such as Agnes Pelton: Desert Trancendadenalist installation. This special exhibition allows you to relax and meditate with crystal chimes, bowls, and special healing sound instruments. The museum is closed on Mondays and has varying hours throughout the week.
The firefly room is also included in your ticket, so you don't have to pay extra for this super magical experience. It's open until Oct. 6 and will be closed for a few weeks for updates.
Every first Friday of the month the museum is open to you for free from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.! Special exhibits are also available for a $5 entrance cost.
You and your friends can make a trip here after work and even enjoy happy hour at the museum's restaurant. They have a variety of foods from grilled salmon to chicken tacos.
You will find that parking here is free but limited. There's also the option of paying for parking for $10 but it's not always available, so plan accordingly.
You might spend hours here admiring all the artwork because there are over 19,000 works of art. It's best to leave your pet at home unless they are a service animal.
Phoenix Art Museum
Price: $21 per person
Location: 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Why you should go: This whimsical mirror room will make you feel like you're in a dark forest surrounded by thousands of butterflies. There are many other works of art for you to admire too.