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. Chimera is a non-profit educational organization that operates in the David Loughridge Learning Center 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.
How long does it take to experience House of Eternal Return?
Two hours is a good minimum for your first visit.
What ages is it appropriate for?
It is appropriate for all ages. Children ages three and under enjoy free admission!
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 two years.
Where’s the bowling alley?
The bowling alley closed seven 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 handicapped accessible?
The first floor of the exhibit, which features the majority of the installation, meets ADA standards and is accessible.
Can I bring my stroller in?
Due to the sometimes intimate layout of the space and large number of visitors we do not allow strollers inside the exhibition. We ask that you either leave your stroller at home or in your car and chose and alternative method of carrying your baby that is comfortable for you and your party.
Is there a map or a guide?
There is no map or guide. This is intentional. We encourage visitors to explore and discover the exhibit in their own unique ways.
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?
Group rates are available for birthday parties of 10 or more. Please see our Bring a Group! page. You are welcome to bring in your own food and drink and enjoy it in the lobby cafe or on the picnic tables under the big spider in the parking lot.
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, military personnel, and New Mexico residents, as well as discounts for groups of 15 or more when booked in advance with a prepaid deposit. 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 Brewery, The Plaza Cafe, and Dr Field Goods Kitchen are all a few blocks away.
Are you hiring?
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 businesses.
- 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.