Admission: $5 Per person, per show Kids under 11 are free
The Kaatskill Kaleidoscope (“Kaatskill” is the original spelling of “Catskill”, as used by the 17th-century Dutch settlers in this area.) is the world’s largest kaleidoscope and is housed in a converted grain silo.
The result of the idea is a visual/sound experience for folks of all ages. When you step into the inside of the silo, you are stepping into the kaleidoscope. The top of the silo is where the magic happens.
Through the use of projected moving images and mirrors, the world’s largest kaleidoscope replicates the kind that you hold against your eye and manipulate by turning your hand. The world’s largest is more fun, though, since you can lie on the floor and look up. If you don’t want to lie on the floor, you can lean against the wall and look up as well.
It is Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest at 56 feet long.
The gift shop contains all things Kaleidoscope, with fine-art kaleidoscopes going for up to a thousand dollars. There are also other shops to check out in the mall.