Getting on/off coach; traveling for up to an hour over the course of the day; standing up to 2 hours at Meow Wolf and SAR. The "House of Eternal Return" is an experience that takes place in dark spaces with stairs, low overhangs, tight spaces, flashing lights, theatrical fog effects and exposed materials.
Buffet at the hotel.
We'll board our coach and travel a few miles down Cerrillos Road to the Meow Wolf Arts Complex for an exciting only-in-Santa-Fe experience as we visit "The House of Eternal Return." Created by the Meow Wolf art collective, "The House of Eternal Return" is a multimedia, interactive art experience that has been described as “immersive storytelling.” Developed with the generous support of Santa Fe resident and "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin, it was an immediate sensation after its opening in March 2016 and already has become a destination attraction for visitors from around the world, attracting over 400,000 people in its first year. It's been recommended by CNN Travel as one of "the best things to do in Santa Fe," and declared by CBS News to be New Mexico's "most Instagrammed destination." It's a far cry from traditional Santa Fe style, but is a lot of fun for the open-minded young-at-heart. We’ll find ourselves transported into other dimensions as we walk through this labyrinthine combination of jungle gym, haunted house and art installation, a truly unique fusion of art and entertainment. If you've ever wanted to go through the looking-glass or walk through the wardrobe (or, in this case, a refrigerator!), this is your chance, truly an attraction for "children of all ages."
Plated meal from a limited menu at a popular local restaurant featuring New Mexican cuisine; selection of entrées, coffee, tea, soft drinks, water; additional beverages available for purchase.
After lunch we'll board our coach and travel to the School for Advanced Research, where we'll be allowed into the vaults of the Indian Arts Research Center. We'll see wonderful collections of pottery, weaving, baskets, jewelry, paintings only seen by the public via special invitation. The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR draws upon its century-deep roots in the American Southwest, anthropology, and indigenous arts to present programs, publications and initiatives that impart the learning of social scientists, humanists, and artists to inform the thoughts and actions of scholars, artists, educators, and the interested public. We'll return to the hotel by 4:30 p.m.
On your own.