If you are looking for something fun and new to do on your next trip to Las Vegas then a visit to Omega Mart should be on the top of your list. Omega Mart is the second permanent exhibition by Meow Wolf. This mind-bending art experience at Area 15 will keep you entertained and engaged for hours. This art installation is family friendly and sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
- Location: 3215 S Rancho Dr #100, Las Vegas, NV 89102
- Hours: 10- Midnight daily
- Phone: (725) 241-6300
|General Admission (14+):||$45|
What is Omega Mart?
If Dr. Seuss and Tim Burton had a baby that opened a grocery store. That grocery store would be Omega Mart. On the surface it seems like just a supermarket full of hilarious products and weird foods but different parts of the store are portals to another realm. You can access the other dimension in several ways, crawl through a tent with a secret compartment, walk through the the beer cooler or by going through the back room of the deli.
On the other side of the portals is the factory/headquarters of Dramcorp, the corporation behind Omega Mart. Here you will find the corporate offices as well as the factory where the products are made. The headquarters portion has some “research” areas to explore that are large interactive art installations that make use of light, sound, and images.
The factory is a two story open area with various scaffolding, catwalks and equipment. There are three slides that you people of all ages can play on (kids are welcome before 10pm).
The third area is the desert. This area is a small town (Monolith) in the west with mountains, a service shop, and two homes.
There are a few ways to get from the grocery store into the other areas. I found three but there are at least ten access points in the grocery store, including through the freezer section and camping section, as well as a secret staircase in a t-shirt display and lockers in the break room.
Like Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, Omega Mart has a mystery to solve
As you enter you are given an employee card – congrats, you are now an Omega Mart employee. Any time you see an access point, you will want to scan your card and learn more about the mystery. Note that you will have to go back to some of the access points as you go deeper into the story to trigger other events and different outcomes will occur.
On your first visit you may just want to wander around and spend your time looking at all the cool products in the grocery store and having fun in the “other realm”.
If you decided to try to solve the mystery you will start to learn about what has happened behind the scenes with CEO Cecilia and her daughter Marin — who has gone missing. The background goes something like this: Marin disappeared from the desert town where she and some of her friends were protesting the greed of Dramcorp. It seems that Marin and her friends had learned some information that could potentially damage Dramcorp. Cecilia and the corporate drones may be involved with Marin’s disappearance.
You then get to decide if you want to help Dramcorp or go rogue and help the resistance by completing the sabotage that Marin and her friends had started.
Know before you go
I though Omega Mart was absolutely amazing. If you’ve been to Meow Wolf, then Omega is definitely worth a visit.
There are several slides (they call them wormholes) that you can go down. You will need to wear booties that they provide and you are not allowed to go down them if you are wearing slippery fabric clothing like yoga pants. I didn’t see anyone turned away because of their attire, I would make sure to wear jeans or something similar if you definitely want to go down the slides just to be on the safe side.
FAQ About Omega Mart
Yes! Most of the products are available to purchase. They make great souvenirs and gag gifts for friends back home.
No, there is no time limit but there is a strict no re-entry policy so make sure you see everything you want to before you leave.
About 2-3 hours
About a 10 minute Uber drive
Have you been to Omega Mart? Tell me about your experience in the comments!
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