Meow Wolf is an art and entertainment group based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico that primarily focuses on large scale immersive installation art experiences based around exploring a surreal multiverse. Established as an art collective in 2008 and creating various shows throughout Santa Fe, they would open a permanent installation in 2014 in a former bowling alley with the help of George R. R. Martin and begin expanding from there.
Currently, there are four Meow Wolf locations and a ride at Elitch Gardens.
View their website here.
Meow Wolf Locations:
- House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe
- Omega Mart in Las Vegas
- Convergence Station in Denver
- Kaleidoscape at Elitch Gardens
- The Real Unreal in Grapevine (suburb of Dallas, Texas)
Includes examples of:
- Alternate Tooniverse: The Cartoon Kitchen in House of Eternal Return.
- Amazing Technicolor World: Common to all locations.
- Cosmic Egg: Used in Kaleidoscape to open a path to a new universe.
- Eldritch Location: The House of Eternal Return, which has fractured into multiple dimensions and was frozen in time before it could spread out infinitely.
- Government Conspiracy: The Charter
- Mascot: The collective has two: the Meow Wolf, a yin-yang creature that's half black cat with a missing eye and half white three-eyed wolf, and Shaggy, a fuzzy horned monster. The giant flower-smelling robot Becoming Human, originally a Burning Man statue repurposed for their Santa Fe location, appears on Meow Wolf's social media banners.
- Production Throwback: In Convergence Station, one of the rules for the Pizza Pals Playzone states that "No Doggie-Woggiez, No Poochie-Woochiez" are allowed, calling back to Playzone creators Everything Is Terrible!'s film DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!.
- Suck E. Cheese's:
- Invoked by the Wiggy's Plasma Plex Video Arcade at House of Eternal Return, which is run by a punk rat named Plotso and his street gang.
- Convergence Station has the Pizza Pals Playzone, a Denver pizza joint that closed after "The Great Gooping of 2002" as the fictitious original tenant of the land the station was built on.
- Xylophones for Walking Bones: The musical mastodon skeleton in House of Eternal Return.