Texans, prepare to swing open the doors to the fantastic and surreal world of Meow Wolf.
The Santa Fe-based company, known for its interactive and immersive art exhibits, will unveil its first Texas “portal” on July 14.
The Dallas location, called The Real Unreal, has been in the works for four years and marks the company’s fourth location.
Meow Wolf started in Santa Fe, but now also operates colorful, walk-through shows in Denver and Las Vegas. Visitors find their own path through the exhibits, which are designed to transport them to fantastic realms of story and exploration.
The Dallas location features more than 30 rooms and follows the story of a missing boy and his chosen family, who have unknowingly unlocked portals to a different existence. Visitors will find multi-dimensional spaces with secret passages and surreal, mesmerizing art.
It took 150 artists and fabricators, including 38 from Texas, to create the art installations for The Real Unreal. A cafe, retail store, and venue for live events will open as part of the portal.
Hours are 10 a.m. daily at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Mall Parkway in Grapevine, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Tickets start at $50 for general admission ($45 for children.) Reservations are required.
For tickets go here.
The Dallas location won’t be Meow Wolf’s last foray into Texas. Next year, the company’s fifth exhibit will open in Houston.
So far, though, no mention of an Austin branch.