Meow Wolf to open Omega Mart this week at Area 15

Omega Mart, the long-awaited and truly bizarre interactive art experience at Area 15, opens this Thurs., Feb. 18. Tickets are available exclusively via their website.

Created by the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company known as “Meow Wolf,” Omega Mart takes customers on a journey through an extraordinary supermarket. Along the way, shoppers discover portals leading to surreal worlds full of unexpected, art-filled landscapes.

More than 325 creatives have been involved with 250+ unique projects inside the exhibition, which has four vast themed areas and 60 additional unique environments. World-renowned musical and visual artists Amon Tobin, Shrine, and Android Jones are among the 50+ collaborators who worked to create the mind-bending experience.

Omega Mart will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 3 p.m. to midnight on Fridays. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. until midnight on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets must be purchased in advance via their website (there’s no onsite box office). Omega Mart is a family-friendly all-ages experience.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase for $45 for general admission ($40 children / seniors / military), and $35 for Nevada Residents ($30 children / seniors / military). Attendees will be required to pre-book a time slot for entry.

Due to COVID-19, capacity is limited to 25%, face masks and temperature checks are required, and guests will need to practice social distancing.

Omega Mart is Meow Wolf’s second permanent installation, following the debut of their “House of Eternal Return” experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2016. That exhibit came to life inside a vacant former bowling alley purchased by Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, one of Meow Wolf’s biggest investors.

Meow Wolf was formed as an art collective in 2008, and plans to open their third permanent installation in Denver later this year.

Omega Mart is the anchor tenant at Area 15, located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Self-described as a “21st century immersive bazaar,” the retail and entertainment complex opened in 2020 and features 13 unique immersive experiences ranging from a psychedelic art house to an indoor zip line, plus restaurants and bars.

Entry to Area 15 itself is free, but reservations must be secured via their website to ensure social distancing and capacity requirements. A purchased ticket to any of the paid attractions, like Omega Mart, automatically counts as your entry reservation.

Area 15 also has a variety of event spaces, with plans to host indoor and outdoor concerts, including a planned performance by the Disco Fries on Sat., March 13.

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