A Theatrical Mixed-Reality Experience Opening Pandora’s Box In Houston Next Year

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A Theatrical Mixed-Reality Experience Opening Pandora’s Box In Houston Next Year

Light your lamp at the Department of Wonder!

Something wonderful comes this way. A fantastic new interactive experience is coming in Sugar Land next year with the opening of a massive new entertainment venue, the Department of Wonder[Featured image: @publicconent]

Slated to open in 2022 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.

“Blurring the boundaries between reality and the imaginary, The Department of Wonder immerses you in a fantastic world unlike any other,” the company writes on its website.

“Wielding a light-gathering lantern, guests adventure through a series of expansive rooms meeting fantastic characters and engaging with unique interactions.”

The Department of Wonder is a project designed by a renowned team of producers, story-tellers, designers, and technologists, including Emmy Award-winning director, Limbert Fabian, as well as Academy Award-winning director, Brandon Oldenburg.

As described by Fabian: “Department of Wonder is the culmination of all the things we love to create when building imaginative worlds at large scale. And it’s a cinematic experience that casts the audience as the leading stars.”


Oldenburg described the experience as such: “It’s like stepping inside a film as the main character and being bestowed an epic quest. We think it’s the next evolution of location-based entertainment.”

The Department of Wonder has yet to announce an official opening date in Sugar Land Town Square, but plans for some time in 2022.

In the Sugar Land area? Don’t miss out on this Cheerful Christmas Carnival currently taking place at Constellation Field!

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