Mesmerica PGA Award
Mesmerica Center for Conscious Creativity Award
Mesmerica Jena Fulldome Award
Mesmerica DTLA Film Festival
Mesmerica 360 Awards

Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world, creating an immersive experience designed to transcend time, relax, soothe, and stimulate your mind and senses...

“I want 'Mesmerica' to inspire you into taking a journey with me inside the mind, to engage your senses and feelings with a miraculous alchemy of sound and light!”

- James Hood, Show Creator

Meet James Hood

the artist behind Mesmerica...

James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer - especially with his work on the PanART hang, a uniquely mesmeric melodic instrument, and for his collaborations with international animation artists.

His lengthy and varied musical resumé includes playing drums in The Pretenders, an ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act Moodswings, and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects.

Book Your Tickets...

If few dates seem available, check the next month.

What is Mesmerica?

This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above.

Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets for Mesmerica can be purchased here

A limited number of seats are available each performance, so to avoid disappointment please book your Mesmerica tickets early, especially if booking groups.

Are there any promo codes?

Yes! We offer 10% off discounts for families, groups and returning guests.

When selecting your tickets look for ‘Redeem coupon/voucher’ text below your Shopping Cart, underneath your carts Total. Discounts apply to the entire cart.

MESMERICAFAMILY - 10% off for adults booking with children

MESMERICAGROUP - 10% off when booking 6 or more tickets

MESMERICASOUL - 10% off if you have seen Mesmerica before

Planning a visit for a large group?
We have the following discounts available;

15% off for bookings of x30-x99 tickets
20% off for bookings of x100+ tickets

Simply add any combination of ticket types and the discount should apply automatically once you reach the correct number of tickets in your shopping cart.

How do I contact the Box Office?

Please direct all customer service enquiries to our Mesmerica Box Office Team

All tickets are 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to the date of your event.

Our Customer Service Team aim to reply within 5 hours between the hours of 10am to 10pm (PT).

Is the show suitable for guests who are prone to seizures or motion sickness?

There are no strobe lights used in the production but there are some fast image and light transitions, so we would advise caution for those who suffer from seizures. Equally, while the vast majority of our patrons have an amazing time with no issues, a small minority who are very susceptible to motion sickness find immersive entertainment slightly uncomfortable, so we would advise caution if you fall into this camp.

Is the show suitable for autistic people?

We have found that autistic people LOVE our shows! Please note the venue is dark and there is surround sound. We advise sitting at the end of a row if you think a quick exit might be required. Our on-site staff will assist if you alert them at check-in.

What are your Covid safety policies?

We are committed to following state and federal guidelines.
Should any precautions be required for a particular show, you will receive an email confirming the policies in place for the show you are attending.

If you are not comfortable with these our customer service team will gladly assist you moving your tickets to a later showing.

For further information, see our
Covid Safety Guidelines


Show Times & Seating Schedule

45 minutes before showtime - VIP & Wheelchair Check-In (Except 5pm & 6:15pm shows, VIP & Wheelchair Check-in 30 minutes before showtime)
30 minutes before showtime - General Admission Check-In (Except 5pm & 6:15 shows, GA Check-in 15 minutes before showtime)

Please arrive promptly, seats within ticket classes are first-come-first-served. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Additional Venue Information

Please plan to arrive on time as due to darkness in the theater and safety concerns, there will be no late seating after the show starts or re-entry.

Seating is open & operated on a “first come first serve” basis; arrive early to have the best pick of the seating!

Concessions are available for purchase and permitted inside the theater

Please be respectful towards other patrons and staff.
For the safety of our audiences, we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Details for parking can be found

Venue Information

Museum of Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry

Opened during 1933's Century of Progress in a building from 1893's Columbian Exposition, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences. As one of the largest science museums in the world, from groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits to hands-on opportunities —a visit to MSI is guaranteed to connect fun and learning. MSI is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits and 35,000 artifacts, all designed to inspire the inventive genius in everyone.

Giant Dome Theater

The state-of-the-art laser projection system in MSI’s Giant Dome Theater is the first of its kind in Chicago—and one of only two in the world. Combined with our five-story, wrap-around dome screen, what was already an amazing viewing experience has now become awe-inducing. Immerse yourself in the brightest, clearest and most colorful picture we’ve ever presented. Travel the globe on a scientific adventure without ever leaving your seat.


The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood, just steps away from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago.

Parking & Entry to the event are located on the EAST side of the Museum at;
Columbia Dr, Chicago, IL 60637, USA


Parking for Mesmerica 360 will be located on the Museum’s EAST side of the Museum on Columbia Drive, and is payable by meter with a fee of $20.

See the image to the left;
Rectangle is parking location
'E' is Entrance to the event

Visit the
Standard Parking website or call 312-742-7667 if you have questions about the east lot.

To learn more about the Museum of Science and Industry, Chciago, visit us at

We recommend arriving early for seating for those with special needs, including wheelchairs.
The Giant Dome Theater is equipped with four accessible spaces with companion seating.

Mobility: Elevator access and wheelchair accessible seating are available. Ask any Giant Dome Theater staff member if you need assistance.
Loud Noises: Volume from the movies in the theater can get loud enough to shake the seat (may vary by film). Noise-dampening headphones are available by request at the theater.
Assistive Features: Audio amplification devices are available from any Giant Dome Theater staff member.

For more information, or to make an accessibility request, please contact