Meow Wolf | Frequently Asked Questions | Everything You Need to Know

1352 Rufina Cir (505) 395-6369

Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return is closing on January 17th for upgrades and re-opening on Feb. 1st! DETAILS

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun 10AM-8PM
(closed every Tuesday)
Fri, Sat 10AM-10PM

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Meow Wolf?

An arts collective and production company that creates immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of storytelling. Our work is a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum and immersive art exhibit. Find out more about Meow Wolf here


What is this place?

The Meow Wolf Art Complex is home to Meow Wolf’s first permanent installation, House of Eternal Return, a 20,000 square foot immersive storytelling experience.  Make Santa Fe and Chimera are two independent non-profit organizations operating within the Art Complex.


What is the Learning Center?

The David Loughridge Learning Center is home to Chimera, an arts education non-profit where kids and adults can take art classes and workshops. Curriculum coming soon. The Learning Center is currently open for free play and art making every day except for Tuesdays from 10am-5pm.


What is the Maker’s Space?

Make Santa Fe is a local non-profit offering a membership based workshop space with access to lots of high tech equipment. Memberships are $65/month and information can be obtained from Make Thursday-Sunday 11am-8pm or via makesantafe.org.


How long does it take to experience House of Eternal Return?

2 hours is a good minimum for your first visit.


What ages is it appropriate for?

It is appropriate for all ages.


Can kids go alone?

Anyone under 15 will need to be accompanied by an adult.


 Can we take pictures?

Yes, take as many as you like!


What are Chromadepth Glasses?

They pull warm colors forward and push cool colors back giving things a 3-D appearance especially under blacklight. They will enhance many things in the exhibit but they are not required. They cost $1.


Where did the name Meow Wolf come from?

At the very first meeting of the collective in 2008, everyone put two words into a hat. Then they picked two random words out of the hat and got, “Meow Wolf”.


How long will this be here?

This is a permanent exhibition.


Is it gonna change?

Yes, the exhibit will be refreshed regularly.


How long did it take to build?

Just under 2 years.


Where’s the bowling alley?

The bowling alley closed 7 years ago and the building sat vacant until Meow Wolf came along.  There is no bowling anymore and all the bowling lanes were stripped out before we took possession of the building.


Is it scary?

No. There may be parts of the exhibit that kids might not like but nothing is intended to be scary.


Is it handicap accessible?

The entire first floor of the exhibit, which features the majority of the exhibit, meets ADA standards and is accessible.


Can I bring my stroller in?

We recommend you check your stroller in with us at the desk & bring a baby sling or bjorn.


Is there a map or a guide?

There is no map or guide. This is intentional and we encourage visitors to explore and discover the exhibit in their own unique way.


Where is additional parking?

There is street parking on Rufina Circle.  Please do not park in any lots other than the Meow Wolf parking lot as your car may be towed.


Does the Robot in the Parking Lot move?

The robot doesn’t move at the moment but we are hoping to have power to it soon.


Do you do birthday parties or events?

We don’t do birthday parties but you are welcome to bring a cake and enjoy it in our lobby.

If you are interested in a private rental please email us and we will get back to you: events at meowwolf dot com


Can I book a field trip for my school or organization?

Yes! Fill out this form here and we will get right back to you with confirmation or questions.


Discounts – student, disabilities, are you going to have free days?

Meow Wolf offers discounts for children, seniors and New Mexico residents. We occasionally offer discounted rates and we announce those on our website and through the Meow Wolf Facebook page.


Are you a 501c3?

Meow Wolf is not a 501c3. Chimera, the branch of Meow Wolf that runs the Learning Center, is a non-profit and can receive tax deductible donations.


Who funded the project?

The project was funded by the City of Santa Fe and several individual investors.


Where is there a good place to eat nearby?

We have food trucks in our parking lot daily. Tortilla Flats, Cafe Castro, Duel, Plaza Cafe, Dr Field Goods are all a few blocks away.


Are you hiring?

View open jobs at Meow Wolf.


What are you doing for the surrounding community?

  • Meow Wolf offers affordable and unique family entertainment experiences, which are lacking in Santa Fe.
  • We provide access to art and art making.
  • We offer a creative space for children and families through Chimera.
  • We offer a place for food truck operators to conduct and grow their business.
  • We supply jobs.
  • We want to be good neighbors and bring positive activity to the area.

Can I get to Meow Wolf on Mass Transit?

Yes. Take the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to Santa Fe Depot.  Then take the #2 Bus south on Cerrillos to Calle del Cielo.  Walk west on Calle del Cielo and look for the giant red robot in our parking lot!


Where can I learn more about Santa Fe?

Check out santafe.org for more information about things to do and places to go.