Nov 2, 2016

Meow Wolf's "The House of Eternal Return" in Santa Fe, New Mexico

In 2016, no trip to Santa Fe is complete without a stop at Meow Wolf. Meow Wolf is an art collective based in Santa Fe. In March of this year, its permanent art complex opened in a former bowling alley, with help from George R. R. Martin (yes, that George R. R. Martin), the city of Santa Fe and a Kickstarter campaign.

I have had the good fortune to be able to visit twice this year. The first time was over Memorial Day weekend and the venue was so incredibly crowded that the experience was not ideal. My second visit was just a few weeks ago and the crowds were much more manageable.

Meow Wolf's current exhibit is called "The House of Eternal Return," and it is so hard to describe. I like to think of it as a fun house for kids of all ages. There is an actual house inside the art complex and as you go through each room, you can access other parts of the house or you can be swept away into a whole different place. 

Here I am about to step through the refrigerator. Where it leads no one knows! Okay, I do know, but I don't want to give it away. 

On top of not knowing what is around the next corner, the exhibit is fun because many of the pieces are interactive.

This mastodon skeleton is musical, for example.

The other part is how colorful and whimsical the pieces are. Can you say sensory overload?

If you are making a trip to Santa Fe, make sure you take the time to visit Meow Wolf. There is nothing like it. 

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