Of all the places I have ventured within Colorado, Meow Wolf is the most unique, mind-blowing, experience. I have to say, I was not as prepared as I should have been before I went. Like most adventures, I go without any bit of preparation so that I have a completely open mind to the experience. In the case of Meow Wolf, I highly recommend understanding what it is before you go so you can make the most of your visit and truly appreciate it for what it is.
What is Meow Wolf?
Meow Wolf is an artistic adventure into a future world that only the most creative minds can understand. As soon as you enter Convergence Station, you are immediately given directions and told how to make the most of your visit by a Station Guide. I highly recommend you purchase a “Barsk & Solden Alternitravel Guide to Convergence” in the gift shop and read it as you leave Port and travel to each of the alternate worlds. In addition, purchase a “Boop” card for $3 to be able to scan the info boxes throughout the multiverse.
The Four Multiverses
To begin your adventure QDOT (Quantum Department of Transportation) will transport you to 4 different multiverses. All unique to their origin of creation. If you explore long and far enough, you can experience some of the most mind stimulating creativity and fun one afternoon can offer.
When you walk through the C Portal, you are immediately dropped into C Street: The City of Commerce. It is divided into districts that are devoted to every trade you could imagine. It is also the hub of multiverse commerce. When you first walk in, you are completely overtaken by the oddity of it. Without understanding exactly where you are, it is difficult to comprehend everything going on in the heart of Convergence. So, understanding that this is the beating heart of the convergence community.
From here, you can choose to explore through different doors that will take you to one of three other multiverses. Once you step through one of these doors, it is a maze of rooms of wonder, hallways, and stairwells that lead to nowhere, somewhere and anywhere, and some of the most amazing interactive artistic creations you can imagine.
Eemia was once a thriving tropical planet and due to some unknown event, one of its three suns quit shining. In an effort to save the planet, Eemians used technology to move it close to another sun. In doing so, the planet began to drift away from all 3 suns and created a permanent descent into ice. The result is this Kaleidograph of beauty. When first approaching this planet, your only thought is this is one of the most beautiful creations I have ever seen, until you go inside. Look up and experience what, I can only imagine, it is like to be inside a kaleidoscope. Before leaving Eemia, step up to one of 2 Navigators assigned to protect the castle and sit in the pilot’s seat to communicate with them.
Ossuary was once a multiverse of inhabitants known for mining that were forced to live underground due to a massive volcano destroying the planet. The survivors of the cataclysmic event, created columns of crystals and medallions on the floors and ceiling to commemorate the lives that were lost. Here you will find beautiful catacombs, rooms, and stairwells filled with crystals used to store the memories of a long-lost civilization. Originally designed to store the history of the past with its crystals, in time it became the hub of information for the multiverse with its storage of books in the library of Ossuary.
When traveling across the many levels of bridges of Numina, you feel like you have been dropped off smack dab in the middle of a Dr. Seuss book. I can only imagine what this multiverse experience is like for a child. The creatures, trees, and flowers transport you to an imaginary world similar to that of “Horton Hears a Who” or any of the incredibly creative books of Dr. Seuss. Inside this multiverse, there are isolation caves scattered throughout. If you are lucky enough to stumble upon the starfield cave, have every person touch a crystal in the wall to make the room come to life right before your eyes.
Make the Most of Your Visit to Convergence Station
In order to make the most of your visit to Meow Wolf Convergence, I highly recommend you do the following:
Pick up a “Barsk & Solden Aternitravel Guide to Convergence” for $9.50 in the gift shop and read it as you make your way through the multiverse.
Stop off at the old newspaper box located on your left as you exit the elevator when you first arrive. Be sure to read all the articles for more insight into the history and knowledge about the 5th multiverse.
Talk to any and all of the actors scattered throughout the exhibit. They will give you clues to each multiverse.
Purchase a “Boop” Card for $3 at the information desk and use it to get more information about each multiverse.
Give yourself plenty of time.
Wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking.
Meow Wolf Denver Convergence Station is like no other interactive art exhibit you will ever experience. If you follow protocols and my recommendations for making the most of your visit, it will be one of the most stimulating 2-4 hours of your day. I am still in awe of the amount of creativity and time that it took to create this great new Denver Attraction.