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


General Meow Wolf FAQs


What is Meow Wolf?

Meow Wolf is an art 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 »

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.”

Is Meow Wolf a nonprofit?

Meow Wolf is not a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Meow Wolf is a Public Benefit Corporation with a dual bottom line for social impact and profit. Chimera, the branch of Meow Wolf that runs the Learning Center, is a non-profit and can receive tax-deductible donations.

How does Meow Wolf get funding?

Meow Wolf has received economic development funds from the City of Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico as well as funding from private investors. Meow Wolf is also funded by its ticket sales, merchandise sales and other revenue streams.

Is Meow Wolf hiring?

Please click here to view open jobs at Meow Wolf


Meow Wolf Santa Fe / House of Eternal Return FAQs


What is the House of Eternal Return?

The House of Eternal Return is Meow Wolf’s first permanent installation located in Santa Fe, NM. HOER is a 20,000 square foot immersive storytelling experience.

What is Chimera?

Chimera is a non-profit educational organization that operates in the David Loughridge Learning Center within the Meow Wolf Santa Fe.

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 the House of Eternal Return?

Two hours is a good minimum for your first visit.

What ages is Meow Wolf Santa Fe 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! Photos and media taken inside of Meow Wolf are permitted for personal use only. The display or sale of any such media is strictly prohibited.

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.

How long will this be here?

This is a permanent exhibition.

Is it gonna change?

Yes, Meow Wolf Santa Fe will be refreshed regularly.

How long did it take to build?

Fourteen months.

Where’s the bowling alley?

The bowling alley closed a decade 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 Meow Wolf Santa Fe 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?

No. 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 choose an alternative method of carrying your baby that is comfortable for you and your party.

Is there a map or a guide for the House of Eternal Return?

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 for Meow Wolf Santa Fe?

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.

Do you do birthday parties or events at Meow Wolf Santa Fe?

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 to Meow Wolf Santa Fe 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. 

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.

What is Meow Wolf doing for the local Santa Fe community?

Meow Wolf offers Santa Fe an affordable and unique family entertainment experience, additionally:

  • 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 Santa Fe 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 for more information about things to do and places to go.

Can I wear a costume to Meow Wolf Santa Fe?

Yes, however, for safety reasons masks and costumes that obscure your face are not permitted inside the exhibition.

Where can I find the Events FAQ??

Please click here