Photography by Kate Russell, courtesy Meow Wolf
Created by more than 100 local artists, Meow Wolf Santa Fe's House of Eternal Return is a wildly imaginative, 20,000-square-foot space designed to inspire participants of all ages. Chaotic portals take participants to worlds they've only seen in their wildest dreams through this explorable, immersive art installation. A unique combination of interactive children's museum, art gallery, jungle gym, and fantasy novel, House of Eternal Return uses multimedia technology and otherworldly environments to create a groundbreaking form of nonlinear storytelling.
There are dozens of rooms, secret passages, interactive lights, and musical objects with which participants are known to play for hours. Closets become secret hallways to hidden rooms. An appliance becomes a door to another universe. A neon mammoth's ribs become a xylophone. It's the kind of thing that makes children thirst for knowledge, yet turns adults into big kids.
While House of Eternal Return retains permanent status as the main attraction at Meow Wolf Santa Fe, the facility also boasts one of the most popular concert venues in the Southwest, an innovative cafe and bar, and an active Learning Center for art classes. Even the gift shop is a destination unto itself, featuring merchandise from Meow Wolf 's creative "Multiverse" and artist brands like Future Fantasy Delight, Obsidiopolis, Legit Concerns, and New Mexico's favorite recording artist/comedian Carlos Medina.
1352 Rufina Cir., Santa Fe, NM 87507