Not digging this reality? Immerse yourself in a new one. Thankfully Houston is home to many different immersive experiences. Whether you want to enter extraterrestrial territory, submerse yourself in a shark tunnel, or transport yourself to the time of dinosaurs, there’s definitely a world that will work perfectly for you. So here are the immersive experiences in Houston that we recommend you check out. Be quick, as some aren’t going to be around for much longer!
1. Dinos Alive Exhibit
Learn and explore about prehistoric times at Dinos Alive: An Immersive Experience now open in Houston! Tickets are selling out fast and the experience will take place at the Marq’e Entertainment Center (7620 Katy Fwy).
Guests will experience a combination of moving models of dinosaurs and virtual ones. There is also a unique virtual aquarium where you get to experience what it’s like to be in the presence of some of the most magnificent sea giants!
2. Pippilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish
From March 12 to September 4, Museum of Fine Arts is hosting Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish from contemporary Swiss artist, Pipilotti Rist, inside the central gallery of Cullinan Hall. The surreal artist has been renowned since the 1980s for her abstract video art installations, which often employ new technologies to suffuse spaces with vibrant visual imagery.
Seismique is a celestial new exhibit that experiments with an otherworldly interplay of immersive experiences, artificial intelligence, and alien-like terrain. Across 40 galleries, 111 projectors, 40,000 square feet, and 9 million LED lights, the exhibit immerses visitors in alien universes full of creativity, imagination, and wonder.
4. Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity by Yayoi Kusama
Using a network of mirrors, Kusama is able to create an illusion of infinity, or otherwise boundless twinkling galaxies unfolding before the eyes. Space City is the new permanent home of one of Kusama’s famous works of art; Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity is a piece Kusama made in celebration of her 80th birthday upon returning to Japan.
5. Downtown Aquarium
The Downtown Aquarium in Houston is full of wondrous interactive exhibits, rides, and attractions. It teems with life all of all kinds. Fish, flora, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. However you choose to spend an afternoon, evening, or night at the aquarium, you’re sure to enjoy yourself; whether you decide to dine with the fishes, take a spin on the aquatic carousel, or acquaint yourself with the many other resident mammalia
6. Department of Wonder
Now open in Sugar Land Town Square at the space formerly occupied by Z Gallerie, the Department of Wonder is an immersive, experimental mixed-reality experience that blends fantasy elements of cinema, theater, and cutting-edge technology. Here, at the 10,000-square-foot venue, visitors are charged with solving puzzles and unraveling stories in a physical as well as digital space.
7. Houston Zoo
Recently named one of the best zoos in the country – in terms of conservation, animal welfare, and education – the Houston Zoo is a nationally-recognized institution that houses over 6,000 animals. The second-most-visited zoo in the country announced the opening of its grand new Galapagos Island exhibit, and debut of its new resident Humboldt penguins, this April.