Mindworks is the premier destination for anyone interested in learning more about the human psyche. Free, open to the public, and located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Mindworks space is the first of its kind in the world.
With the help of engaging, interactive exhibits, we tell the story of behavioral science in a way that’ll captivate everyone, from middle schoolers to those in middle age. In doing so, we’re sharing scientific insights into human behavior in order to help people understand and improve their lives.
Our exhibits explain psychological ideas and concepts through hands-on interactions that explore a range of ways in which the human mind is very good at fooling itself. From risk tolerance and loss aversion to visual illusions and choice architecture, the exhibits demonstrate findings that were produced through research exactly like the studies scientists conduct at Mindworks.
Our hope is that visitors to Mindworks also choose to participate in studies to help fuel the next great scientific discovery about human behavior. Schedule a time to visit Mindworks for an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.