Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return is a unique interactive art experience. The House is a 20,000 square foot art exhibit designed by the Meow Wolf collective. There are dozens of rooms, secret passages and interactive light and musical objects with which guests can play for hours. The whole family will love Meow Wolf where all ages from babies and little kids to senior citizens are welcomed and encouraged to play.
Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return: Santa Fe
Location: 1352 Rufina Circle Santa Fe NM 87507
Phone: (505) 395-6369
Hours of Operation:
- Sunday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Tuesday – CLOSED
- Friday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Adult $29
- Child $21
- Senior/Military $25
New Mexico resident admission:
- NM Adult $24
- NM Child $17
- NM Senior/Military$22
How to get there: Car, ride share or public transit. There is ample public parking.
Is Meow Wolf Worth It?
While on a family vacation to Santa Fe New Mexico our family had the opportunity to visit one of the most popular attractions in town: Meow Wolf.
We had read a lot about Meow Wolf before our trip and were very excited to finally get a chance to visit. We were not disappointed. The whole family loved Meow Wolf and it was definitely the highlight of the trip for my 6 year old daughter.
The Meow Wolf Story
You can take two approaches to your visit to Meow Wolf; you can simply walk around, explore and make your way through the interactive exhibits or you can try to solve the mystery of the House of Eternal Return.
As you enter the exhibit you walk into what looks like a normal Victorian-style family home. This is the home of the ficticious family, the Seligs. The Seligs mysteriously disappeared one night after conducting a forbidden experiment in their home. There are clues throughout the house like letters, newspaper clippings and photos.
You can feel free to peek in the refrigerator, rummage through the bedrooms and go through their mail as you explore the house and try to solve the mystery.
Parts of the home are secret portals to another dimension. You can open the fridge door, slide through the dryer and crawl through the fireplace and be transported to an alternate universe with giant colorful tree houses, a glow in the dark underwater forest, psychedelic murals and interactive art and music displays.
Concerns with Meow Wolf
My only concern with Meow Wolf was that people with mobility issues might not be able to get through all the parts of the house.
I’m 5’ 4” and I had a little trouble squeezing myself through some of the spaces. My husband is 6’3” and he was still able to get through it all but there were some tight spots.
If someone is plus-sized they may not be physically able to crawl through some of the spots. Luckily there is an alternative entry way for all the areas. It might just take you a bit of time to find it.
The first floor of the exhibit, which features the majority of the installation, meets ADA standards and is accessible. The top floor however, is not.
Meow Wolf FAQ:
Two hours is a good minimum for your first visit. Your admission is good for the entire day of your experience. I recommend you just explore on your first trip and if you have a chance to go back then try to solve the mystery. We were with a 6 year old who just wanted to run around and play and that was a lot of fun too.
You can buy tickets 30 days before your planned visit date. During peak times I recommend you purchase tickets in advance online. We went on a Monday afternoon in November and it wasn’t too busy.
Meow Wolf offers beer and wine in the lobby area of the interactive art exhibit. There is a small café with non-alcoholic beverages and food. There are no food or beverages allowed in the exhibit and they have a coat/bag check in the lobby.
The main art installations inside Meow Wolf stay the same but the they are consistently updating the space and adding new little touches. Two new exhibits were added in the spring of 2019.
Unless your pet is a certified service dog who is trained to remain clam and in control at all times, do NOT bring your dog. Don’t leave your dog in the car either. It’s illegal and you will get a $500 fine- plus it could kill your dog.
Yes, take as many as you like! Photos and media taken inside of Meow Wolf are permitted for personal use only.
Yes, there is a large parking lot right at the museum, free! … Yes, parking is free in a lot in front of Meow Wolf. Also street parking around the building (free). This is a converted bowling alley in a shopping plaza, so it was built with parking.
Have you been to Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments!