Part of my birthday celebration was a date to The Office Experience in Chicago. Located on Michigan Avenue, the event is an immersive experience that lets you visit Scranton, sit in your favorite characters’ desks and feel like you are on the show.
Tickets for the experience, which ends March 27 in Chicago, are timed, so you must reserve a time when you book. You are allowed into the experience in smaller groups, and you can spend as much time as you want at Dunder Mifflin. Sprinkled throughout are actual props from the show — remember the stapler in Jello from Season 1? You can also see the actual outfits worn by the actors, all of which are courtesy of NBC.
While masks were required when we visited, along with proof of vaccination, there were photo opportunities where you were allowed to take off your mask. Associates would ask if we wanted them to take photos for us, which was always appreciated. There are so many Easter eggs hidden throughout, too. Check the drawers!
Each group has a chance to enter Michael’s office on their own.
It’s a one-way experience, so no backtracking! Take your time.
You might find glimpses of Ryan’s closet desk, the Finer Things Club, firewalking, Schrute Farms, and lots more. You can even make a dancing entrance as part of Pam and Jim’s wedding! Be sure to take a photo on the rocking chairs in front of Schrute Farms!
Remember the episode “Beach Games”? There are nods to that gem as well.
I was happy to see the “IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY” banner in the conference room on my birthday weekend.
You might even see where Kevin spilled his chili!
It took us about 2 hours to go through the entire experience. I had the time of my life! I hadn’t laughed or smiled so much in a while. It was a much-needed, light-hearted way to spend a day. Head over the Office before it closes!
Watch my video below to see some of the fun.