It’s been two years of welcoming travelers to Convergence Station! We’ve exchanged countless mems, tracked numerous #YawlpSightings, and opened the sky on very special occasions. Throughout our time on Earth, there’s one thing we’ve learned for sure – Convergence is ever-changing and continues to evolve with its various life forms. We’ve gathered a list of 10 things you might have missed, whether you’ve been one time or ten times!
“Postscript” by Lumonics
Brightly lit and right at home on C Street, new art now glows above travelers! Installed earlier in 2023, this piece might be easy to miss unless you look up. If it looks familiar, that’s because it was created by Lumonics, the light art studio who was featured in our very first Galleri Gallery exhibition. We’re proud to share that we purchased “Postscript” as a permanent addition to the glowing cityscape of C Street!
Base of Aquakota
It took following the lead of an adorable 3-year-old around the exhibit for this BLOB writer to first notice that the base of the stands holding aquatic lemur creatures in Aquakota are incredibly detailed and worth crouching down to admire. Roots sprawl down from the lemurs, grounding them down to the aquatic scenes below. They form an organic lattice over ultra-violet hydrophytes and small fish, frozen in time.
The Tale of the Cataclysm
After you’ve directed your gaze down in Aquakota, mosey over to Ossuary to gander up at the ceiling. Lyra’s statue looks out over the labyrinth caves of Ossuary, the tragic story of her people displayed on medallions above and below her. If you encounter an Ossuarian, ask them to recount the tale of the Y’ruk and the Cataclysm.
For someone who has taken many, many trips throughout Convergence, there’s a unique thrill in bringing someone for their very first time and pointing out a small detail they might have missed. It’s like the warm fuzzies you get from petting a cute dog or biting into a homemade cookie. One of our favorites to point out is inside of the ball pit at Pizza Pals Playzone. What you see there may or may not be related to the great gooping of 2002 and experimental cheese product, Mozzarella C_1xB!™.
Live VJing for shows at The Perplexiplex
Many travelers have shared with us that their favorite space within Convergence Station is The Perplexiplex–and we understand why! This dreamy, interactive arboreal world is both playful and calming, offering a space to explore with wonder or to pause and reflect. For concerts, this space is energized and transformed with totally different vibes. The live VJing is mind-meltingly captivating, it’ll level-up any live music experience with a psychedelic eye-feast fit for quantum concert-goers.
New residents of Convergence
As Convergence has evolved over the last two years, so has the resident population. New characters that are bizarre, fantastical, curious, and at times serious (hello, Sleevie!) can be spotted at special times during multiversal alignment. If you’re lucky enough to meet one of them on a future visit, you might want to ask for a photo, schedule a business meeting, have a dance-off, or exchange mems. Remember: touch the exhibit, not the residents! And ask for consent before taking photos.
Water Fountain Diorama
If you’ve been to House of Eternal Return, there’s a good chance you’ve gazed down into some plumbing there. And if you haven’t yet, well… look for their toilet. We don’t have a porcelain throne in our exhibit but we do have a very well-hidden water fountain diorama. Let this open portal cube quench your thirst for multiversal moisture.
Two of our most frequently changing spaces are our café, HELLOFOOD, and our retail shop! At HELLOFOOD, visitors can recharge from their cosmic exploration, and find sustenance in tasty treats and bold brews. Our vendors are locally-owned, small businesses, many of which change their offerings seasonally. Try Lavender Lemonade spiked with Huckleberry Vodka in the summer and Chaider (Chai + Cider) Latte in the winter, or Eloté (Mexican Street Corn) in spring and a Pork Tamale packed with locally made chili in fall. Plus rotate your sweet treat between Double Chocolate Ice Cream and Freeze-Dried Taffy or Cookies and Cream Sticky Chips (similar to a marshmallow treat) and Horchata White Chocolate Cookies.
Take home a tangible mem that’ll make you the coolest Undermaller in the gang! The Convergence Station retail shop contains Meow Wolf classics, custom-made pieces by our local collaborating artists, and an ever-rotating selection of the freshest and sickest merch in the multiverse. Though you can always shop in our online store, there are certain items you can only get in-person at Convergence Station! New: you no longer need an exhibit ticket to do some shopping! Check-in with our security team upon arrival and they can escort you in and out of the shop for a 1-hour window.
Bring your quarters!
Quarters might seem a relic for the “tap to pay” generation but if you’re someone who still keeps a change pouch for apartment-living laundry, bring those disc-shaped riches to the laundromat on C Street for a lil sensory treat!
You only turn two once!
We’re turning two and we’re throwing ourselves a month-long birthday party that you’re invited to! It’s a party so special that we gave it a name no one can pronounce - say “Convergiversary” three times fast and see how quickly letters and sounds stop making sense. In true Meow Wolf fashion, “more is more!” So we’re giving you MORE reasons to visit Convergence Station this September, and beyond.
Sept. 23: Danceportation: Monstercat Takeover
Danceportation is an immersive dance party pulsing through the worlds of Convergence Station. Wander the full exhibition while stunning live performances on several stages with psychedelic projections and sentient universes welcome you.
This edition of Danceportation will be a takeover from independent electronic music label, Monstercat, featuring Infected Mushroom, Koven, Godlands, ShockOne, and Whales. Local support includes Broken Skyline, Kases, Mr. Frick, Muv, Soundkissed, User00215, and Zejibo. Plus, get ready for hidden stages and surprises inside the portals of Danceportation!
Sept. 28: DCI Tour: Inspired By _____
Join DCI Tour at Convergence Station for a night of musical creativity, where you'll be transported to a world of innovative sounds and imaginative beats. This event titled, "Inspired by___." is a part of the Dream Create Inspire Tour live mixtape series that celebrates the power of inspiration from many different sources.
The show format is all about spontaneity and surprise. You never know what kind of musical combinations and mashups might emerge from the collective inspirations. This "choose your own adventure" convening is a chance to explore your own creative impulses and connect with others. Whether you're inspired by a particular artist, a genre of music, or a personal experience, you'll have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas and perspectives to the mixtape.
Come with an open mind and be prepared to collaborate, create, and leave with unforgettable inspiration.
Sept. 30: Convergiversary finale
Spend the final day of Convergiversary month with us on a multiversal adventure sprinkled with Meow Wolf-ey surprises! Travel throughout Convergence with drinks in-hand, be on alert for #YawlpSightings, and keep an eye on our socials for ticket giveaways. Thanks for celebrating our 2-year birthday with us!