General Meow Wolf FAQs

General FAQs
What is Meow Wolf?

Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We create 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. We established in 2008 as an art collective and our first permanent exhibit House of Eternal Return opened in Santa Fe in 2016. We will be opening our second permanent exhibit Omega Mart on February 18 2021. Find out more about Meow Wolf »

Where did the name Meow Wolf come from?

We chose it together! At the very first meeting of the collective in 2008, everyone present put two words into a hat. We then picked two random words out of the hat and got “Meow Wolf” and thus, this whole wild experiment was born!

How many Meow Wolfs are there?

The House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, NM is our original location, temporarily closed due to COVID. However! We have other Meow Wolf exhibition spaces opening soon: Las Vegas on February 18 2021, and Denver in 2021. In 2019 we opened a dark ride, The Kaleidoscape, in Denver.

What are your re-opening ticket prices?

Find the latest info on the opening of Omega Mart here, and the re-opening of House of Eternal Return here.

Is Meow Wolf a nonprofit?

No, Meow Wolf is not a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Meow Wolf is a Public Benefit Corporation (B corp) with a dual bottom line for social impact and profit.

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.

How do I work for Meow Wolf?

You can apply for all our current open positions here!

Community FAQs
How does Meow Wolf support the Community?

Meow Wolf is committed to being a visionary public benefit corporation by supporting systemic social change and well-being through the arts. We wouldn’t be here without tremendous support from our community. We value giving back through volunteerism, philanthropy and our annual DIY Fund. We are actively supporting the efforts of many organizations and non-profits primarily in the communities we serve that provide creative and inclusive opportunities for all. Read more about our philosophy here.

How does Meow Wolf work with artists?

Meow Wolf was built on artist collaboration and we are proud to emphasize local artist collaboration in all of our new projects. We’re especially interested in prioritizing artists and narratives from underrepresented and underserved communities, this includes emerging artists, DIY makers, women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, seniors, and people with disabilities. If you would like to work with us check out our Artist Engagement page and consider submitting a portfolio!

Does Meow Wolf accept the help of Volunteers?

As we are not a non-profit but a certified B Corporation we do not accept volunteers. We are proud to pay our artists and employees a living wage.

What about Internships?

We are currently working on a formal internship program. Stay tuned!

How can I collaborate with Meow Wolf?

Please apply to collaborate with us by filling out the form here.

Santa Fe Tickets & Check-in FAQs
What additional procedures are you implementing because of  coronavirus (COVID-19)?

We have a new health and sanitation program to ensure a safe reopening. Click here to access all the details about our safety plan.

I want to visit! What do I do?

Pick a day and buy tickets online.
Check health & safety guidelines for compliance
Arrive and park
Gather your group and tickets
Join your check-In line
Complete health check
Have fun*

*Note: “Fun” is relative

What’s the maximum number of tickets per order/customer?

For each order placed, you can purchase up to 8 tickets for Adults, Children and Senior/Military.

Does timed ticketing mean my time in House of Eternal Return is Limited?

There is no time limit. Once visitors are inside the exhibit, they are free to explore House of Eternal Return at their own pace. We do have a strict no re-entry policy, so once you leave the building you won't be allowed back in. Also, hours of operation are variable, please check our website for current information.

What if I am late for my check-in time slot?

You need to be in line within 15 minutes of your check-in time. If you miss your time slot, you’ll need to join the back of the next check-in line. The Check-In line operates on a first come first served basis, so we recommend you arrive 10 min before your chosen time slot.

When should I arrive for my check-in time?

To comply with current health and safety regulations, we maintain a strict 6 ft spacing in our line. As you arrive at your check-in time, our staff will direct you to the next available space in line. We recommend you arrive at least 5 minutes before your check-in time. Visitors who have purchased tickets for a given time slot will be allowed entry on a first come, first served basis. No skipping!

Can I go to the Float Cafe & Bar, the Learning Center, or the Gift Shop instead of waiting in line?

No. You can only visit Float Cafe and the Gift Shop once you have been through the health screening process, checked-in and been granted access to the exhibit.

What happens if I need to use the restroom while in line?

Guests are not permitted into the building before being screened and checked in.

Can you look up my reservation for me if I’ve lost my ticket or haven't been able to print it?

Yes! However, checking in will be quicker for everyone if you have your QR code ready to be scanned via smartphone.

How does Timed Ticketing Work?

Timed Ticketing allows our guests to purchase tickets online for entry to House of Eternal Return for a specific hour of the day. This greatly reduces your wait time. Time slots are made available every 20 minutes after the exhibit opens. When purchasing your ticket(s) online, you can select from any check-in time that is not sold out*.

*Note: To provide the best experience with minimal wait times, for every guest, we sell a set number of tickets for each time slot.

Can I “check in” online?

No. Although you may purchase your tickets online and select a check-in time, you may only “check in” in person in the Check-In line.

What if I can no longer make my check-in time?

Please email us at help@meowwolf.com to exchange your ticket for a different date or time.

What line do I use?

If you have purchased your tickets in advance online, follow the signs and join your check-in line. If you have an Annual, Family, or Lifetime Pass, or if you are on the Guest List, check with the door staff. If you have not already purchased any tickets or passes purchase them online. Once you have tickets, join your check-in line. If you have accessibility needs, please check in with our staff so they may better assist you.

What if I haven’t purchased a ticket online in advance?

You will be able to purchase tickets online up to 5 minutes before the current check-in time ends (if tickets are not sold out). Visit our website and look for the next time slot opening, purchase a ticket, and return for your check-in time!

Does my whole party need to be together to check in?

Yes. No exceptions. All wristbands will be applied at the time of check-in, and anyone missing from your party will not be able to pick up their wristband at a later time. If you are planning a visit and think members of your group might be arriving at different times, we suggest ordering your tickets separately.

Is there seating in line?

There is limited seating available for those waiting in line. Please check in with door staff for accommodations

Do I have to wait in line if it’s raining/snowing/etc.?

Our operations remain the same, rain or shine. Please plan accordingly for the possibility of inclement weather.

Do you sell out?

Yes. Due to COVID-19 we are currently operating at 50% of maximum capacity inside the exhibit and only open 4 days a week, Friday - Monday. However, the online ticketing system ensures that once you have purchased tickets for your chosen time slot you will be guaranteed entry. We recommend purchasing your tickets as far in advance as possible.

“I show up early.  I show up late. I got a ticket from 1998.” — Anonymous Poet

Meow Wolf Santa Fe FAQs
What additional procedures are you implementing because of  coronavirus (COVID-19)?

We have a new health and sanitation program to ensure a safe reopening. Click here to access all the details about our safety plan.

What is House of Eternal Return?

House of Eternal Return is Meow Wolf’s first permanent art installation located in Santa Fe, NM. HoER is a mind-bending, interactive, explorable art experience featuring over 70 rooms of interactive, hands-on art for people of all ages.

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

Guests spend an average of 90 minutes inside the exhibit but we recommend you plan for at least 2 hours. There's a lot to see!

When is Meow Wolf Santa Fe open?

You can find our most up-to-date hours here.

Can I vape at Meow Wolf Santa Fe?

No vaping is allowed inside the building or exhibit. Guests are subject to search upon entry.

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 and can be purchased on-site during your visit or as an add-on when you purchase your ticket online.

How long will this be here?

We're here to stay! House of Eternal Return is a permanent exhibition.

How long did it take to build?

Fourteen months.

Is House of Eternal Return scary?

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

Can I bring my stroller/luggage/backpack into the exhibit?

No. Please leave all strollers, luggage, backpacks, bulky coats and other large items in your vehicle. If you are unable to leave them in a vehicle there are token operated lockers available in the lobby, and a stroller parking area outside. Meow Wolf is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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

There is no map or guide however due to COVID-19 safety measures, some spaces will be "one way" only or closed. A lack of map or guide is is intentional and we encourage visitors to explore and discover the exhibit in their own unique ways.

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

Meow Wolf strives to be a visionary public benefit corporation by supporting systemic social change and well-being through the arts. We wouldn’t be here without tremendous support from our community, and value giving back through volunteerism, philanthropy and our annual DIY Fund. We are actively supporting the efforts of many organizations and non-profits primarily in the communities we serve that provide creative and inclusive opportunities for all. Read more about our philosophy here.

Can I wear a costume to Meow Wolf Santa Fe?

Yes, however, masks other than those required for health and safety are not permitted inside the exhibition.

What ages is House of Eternal Return appropriate for?

It is appropriate for all ages. Children ages four and under enjoy free admission!

Can kids go alone?

All minors must be accompanied and supervised by a guardian over 18 years old.

Can we take pictures and video?

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.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Yes we do! Please visit our Contact Page and let us know what you lost.

Will it change?

Yes, the exhibit is updated regularly.

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 it ADA accessible?

The first floor of the exhibit, which features the majority of the installation, meets ADA standards and is accessible. Please contact help@meowwolf.com if you have any other questions.

Where is additional parking for House of Eternal Return?

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

Do you have discounted prices for students, seniors, etc?

Meow Wolf offers discounts for children, seniors, military personnel, people with certain accessibility issues, students, and New Mexico residents. Other discounts or promotions may be implemented at various times.

Can I get to House of Eternal Return on public 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 Santa Fe's Visitor Guide for more information about things to do and places to go.

Can I rent the House? 

If you are interested in a private rental, fill out our form here.

Where is there a good place to eat nearby?

Tortilla Flats, Cafe Castro, Second Street Rufina Taproom, The Plaza Cafe, and Dr Field Goods Kitchen are all a few blocks away.

Are all of the spaces in the exhibit open?

Due to COVID-19 some exhibit spaces are closed or modified to encourage social distancing.

Where is additional parking for House of Eternal Return?

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.

Meow Wolf Las Vegas FAQs
How are you keeping visitors safe during COVID-19?

We have a health and sanitation program to ensure a safe opening. Click here to access all the details about our safety plan.

I want to visit! What do I do?

Pick a day and buy tickets online
Check our health & safety guidelines online
Arrive 10 minutes before your check in time slot
Put on your mask
Gather your group and make sure you have your tickets ready
Join the check in line
Complete a health check
Have fun*
*Note: “Fun” is relative

What’s the maximum number of tickets per order/customer?

For each order placed, you can purchase up to 9 tickets. If your group consists of 10 or more people, visit our Group Sales page for more information.

Am I only allowed to stay in Omega Mart for a limited amount of time?

There is no time limit. Once you're inside the exhibit, you are free to explore at your own pace. We have a strict no re-entry policy, so once you leave Omega Mart, you will not be allowed back in.

When should I arrive for my check-in time?

For best results we recommend you arrive 10 minutes before your chosen time slot.

What if I am late for my check-in time slot?

If you are more than 15 minutes late for your check in time, you’ll need to talk with an Omega Mart clerk to see if we can still accommodate you.

Can I go inside to use the Restroom or visit the Bar instead of waiting in line?

You must have a ticket in order to enter Omega Mart and may not enter prior to purchasing a ticket and completing the check in process.  There are restrooms available in AREA15, as well as dining and bar options.  The Gift Shop is accessible to the general public area within AREA15.

Can you look up my reservation for me if I’ve lost my ticket, haven't been able to print it or my phone is dead?

Yes! However, checking in will be quicker for everyone if you have your QR code ready to be scanned via smartphone or printed ticket.   Smartphone tickets may be screenshot in advance in case of connectivity issues at entry.  We do offer public WiFi.

How does Timed Ticketing Work?

Timed Ticketing allows you to purchase tickets online for entry to Omega Mart at a specific time. Time slots are made available every 20 minutes. When purchasing your ticket(s) online, you can select from any check-in time that is not sold out*. Hours of operation are variable, please check our website for current information.

*Note: To limit capacity and provide the best experience for every guest we sell a set number of tickets for each time slot.

What if I need to change my check-in day or time?

Tickets purchased through meowwolf.com can be changed up to 24 hours prior to arrival.  There’s no change fee to modify, but an additional cost applies for dates with higher ticket prices, or to change to a different ticket type. No refund or credit is given for changes from dates with higher prices to dates with lower prices.

Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

What if I purchased tickets through a third-party website?

Please contact that seller with any questions, refund requests, etc. We can only provide information about tickets purchased through meowwolf.com.

Can I buy tickets in person?

Not yet, but once we open, we will have a box office on site where you are welcome to purchase your tickets. We do not sell tickets over the phone. However, we always encourage you to purchase in advance to guarantee availability.  If you need assistance please contact us at vegashelp@meowwolf.com or call (725) 241-6300.

Does my whole party need to be together to check in?

Yes. No exceptions. If you are planning a visit and think members of your group might be arriving at different times, we suggest ordering your tickets separately.

Where is there a good place to eat nearby?

We have snacks and drinks (including alcohol) available for sale in our bar. If you’d like to eat before or after visiting we recommend stopping by the Beast (opening in spring of 2021), Sanctuary or Oddwood located inside AREA15.

Can I wear a costume to Omega Mart?

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

Is Omega Mart ADA accessible?

Yes, the first floor of our exhibition is ADA accessible and navigable by crutches, walkers, wheelchairs or scooters, but some areas may require additional navigational guidance from our staff (they are here to help!). There is almost always more than one way to access an area, so do not be deterred if one path is not accessible! We do have an elevator to get to the second floor.  Some areas on the second floor are much more difficult to navigate due to steps up/down and narrow passageways/tunnels.

Areas with flashing lights are located behind clearly labeled doors.

You do not need to coordinate any ADA accommodations with staff prior to your arrival - just know that we are here to help however we can.

We offer an accessibility discount in certain circumstances.  Inquire in person at the Box Office.

Please contact vegashelp@meowwolf.com if you have any other questions or click here to see more info about accessibility.

Where should I park?

AREA15 has several large parking areas, all easily accessible from W Sirius Avenue.

CODE OF CONDUCT Can I be a total Jerk when I come to Omega Mart?

No Way. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for all staff and guests at Omega Mart, regardless of gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, or other protected category.

You will be denied entry or ejected for the following reasons:

  • If you possess or use illegal drugs.
  • If you appear intoxicated.
  • If you try to sneak in restricted items.
  • If you use taunting, abusive, or disruptive language with staff or other guests.
  • If you use obscene or offensive gestures with staff or other guests.
  • If you are wearing clothing items or displaying tattoos with threatening or offensive words, imagery or symbolism.
  • If you make others uncomfortable with unwelcome sexual attention or engage inappropriate physical contact.
  • If you fight, throw objects or engage in horseplay.
  • If you destroy or steal Meow Wolf property.

Our staff have been trained to intervene where necessary to help ensure everyone visiting Omega Mart has a safe and positive experience. Guests are encouraged to report any inappropriate behavior to the nearest team member, security guard, or manager. We reserve the right  to refuse service to anyone.

What ages is Omega Mart appropriate for?

It is appropriate for all ages. Children ages four and under enjoy free admission!

Do you have seating available for people who can’t wait in line?

Please speak to an Omega Mart clerk if you need any ADA or medical accommodations.

Do you sell out?

Yes!  This is why we recommend purchasing your tickets as far in advance as possible. Once you have purchased tickets for your chosen time slot you will be guaranteed entry. Due to COVID-19 we are currently operating at 25% of maximum capacity and with limited hours.

“I show up early.  I show up late. I got a ticket from 1998.” — Anonymous Poet.

What additional procedures are you implementing because of  coronavirus (COVID-19)?

We have a health and sanitation program to ensure a safe opening. Click here to access all the details about our safety plan.

Are all spaces in the exhibit open?

Some exhibit spaces may be closed or modified to encourage social distancing, but the majority of the exhibition remains open.

What is Omega Mart?

Omega Mart is Meow Wolf’s second permanent installation located in Las Vegas, NV. Omega Mart is a 52,000 square foot immersive storytelling experience. You are encouraged to interact with the art as well as read and watch pieces within the exhibition to understand the hidden narrative of the space.

Are you House of Eternal Return?

No. House of Eternal Return is in Santa Fe, NM.

How long did it take to build Omega Mart?

It took 3 years to build the exhibit. We opened our doors in February, 2021.

How long does it take to experience Omega Mart?

Guests usually spend 1-½ to 2 hours in the exhibit on their first visit.

When is Omega Mart open?

You can find our most up-to-date hours here.

What items are prohibited?

For the safety of our staff, guests and to keep the exhibit clean, the following items are not allowed in the building.

  • Weapons of any kind including firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray, large chains, spiked jewelry, etc.
  • Outside food, beverages or alcohol
  • Gum
  • Flasks
  • Vape pens or electric cigarettes
  • Cigarettes, cigars, or pipes
  • Illegal drugs
  • Markers, stickers or spray paint
  • Strollers
  • Backpacks, purses, and bags larger than 8” x 8”
  • Skateboards
  • Heelys shoes
  • Cameras with removable lenses or professional recording equipment
  • Laptop computers or tablets
  • Umbrellas
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Any live animal that is not a certified service animal (Nevada State Statute: NRS 426.097)
  • Costumes with masks that obscure your entire face
  • Any item that challenges public safety per our Security Manager.

    Guests are subject to search upon entry.
    No vaping or smoking allowed inside the building or exhibit.
Is Omega Mart temporary? Do things change?

Omega Mart is a permanent exhibition, but things might change between visits. We regularly make additions, do upgrades and invite artists to create new rooms in the exhibit.  We recommend you visit every year to see what we've been up to.

For what ages is Omega Mart appropriate? Is Omega Mart scary?

It is appropriate for all ages. The exhibit is not intended to be scary, but there may be parts of the exhibit that some kids might not like.

Some guests might feel overstimulated or overwhelmed while inside the exhibit. Children or those with sensory issues might benefit from having earplugs or noise canceling headphones. If needed, you can always take a break in our bar area then reenter the exhibit.

Can I bring my stroller/luggage/backpack into Omega Mart?

No. Please leave all strollers, luggage, backpacks, bulky coats (weather permitting) and other large items in your vehicle.  Meow Wolf is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Is there a map or a guide for Omega Mart?

There is no map or guide however, due to COVID-19 safety measures, some spaces may be "one way" only or closed. We don’t have maps, as we want guests to explore and discover the exhibit in their own unique ways.

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

If you are interested in visiting with a group, please click here.

Can kids go alone?

Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Can we take pictures and video?

Yes, take as many as you like - with or without flash! Photos and media taken inside of Omega Mart are permitted for personal use only. The display or sale of any such media is strictly prohibited.

If you want to rent Omega Mart for a photo or film shoot, click here.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Yes we do! Please check with an Omega Mart clerk before you leave. After your visit, fill out the form on our Contact Page and let us know what you lost.

Can I host a private event or birthday party at Omega Mart?

Omega Mart is a unique place for a wedding, cocktail soirée or 100th birthday. If you are interested in a private rental, please inquire here.

Does Omega Mart offer discounted tickets?

Omega Mart offers discounts for children, seniors, military personnel and Nevada residents. Please be prepared to show valid ID for Nevada Residency and Senior/Military status. We occasionally run other promotions, which you can find out about by signing up for our mailing list or following us on social media.

We do not offer or honor discounts from websites like slickdeals.net, discounts.com, retailmenot.com, etc.

Can I get to Omega Mart on mass transit?

Yes. Please refer to the City of Las Vegas bus route for more information.

How do I get a Meow Wolf in my city?

Reach out to vegashelp@meowwolf.com, we’ll ensure the right people see your message!

COVID-19 FAQs
What if I refuse to wear a mask?

For the health and safety of our staff and other guests, everyone must wear a mask. If you won’t wear a mask, you can’t come in. If you take off your mask once inside, you will be asked to leave.

What if I fail my temperature check?

You and your party will need to leave AREA15 immediately. We will refund your tickets. Please ensure your party is healthy before coming to visit us. Come back and see us when you are all healthy.

What if I refuse to take a temperature check?

Yeah, you can’t come in.  AREA15 uses a non-invasive thermal camera to measure guests’ temperature upon entering the building.



What are you doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

We have a health and sanitation program to ensure a safe reopening.

What if I refuse to observe posted signage or listen to staff direction?

You definitely should not come to Omega Mart.