Tips For An Unforgettable Visit to AREA15 in Las Vegas, NV

If you want an unforgettable artistic immersive experience, AREA15 in Las Vegas, Nevada is a MUST-SEE!

There are so many unique bucket list adventures in Las Vegas and AREA15 is an attraction to your list.

I’m sharing tips for your visit to AREA15 in Las Vegas so that you can make the most of your time there and know what to expect before you go.

outside art installations at Area15 in Las Vegas

This article is written in partnership with Visit Las Vegas.

What is AREA15?

AREA15 describes itself as Las Vegas’ experiential entertainment district offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, bars and eateries, and much more.

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It’s honestly hard to put into words what you’ll experience.

I would describe it as “Las Vegas meets Burning Man.” The art at AREA15 is colorful and psychedelic, drawing you in for an unforgettable immersive experience beyond your imagination.

Meow Wolf at Area15 in Las Vegas

What is Meow Wolf?

Meow Wolf is the company that created the art for Omega Mart at AREA15.

Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They create immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of storytelling.

Their work is described as a combination of a jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit.

The name “Meow Wolf” came from a collective meeting where each person at the meeting put two names in a hat. Two random names were selected and “Meow Wolf” was born.

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Meow Wolf was established in 2008 as an art collective. You might be familiar with their first permanent exhibit House of Eternal Return which opened in Santa Fe in 2016.

meow wolf at area15

Where are the Meow Wolf Locations?

Meow Wolf exhibition spaces are at the following locations:

  • House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, NM is the original location
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Denver, CO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Houston, TX
  • Grapevine, TX
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View All of the Art Installations in the Parking Lot First

I would suggest getting to AREA15 early and looking at all of the art installations outside first.

art installation outside Area15

You’ll have more time to appreciate them before going inside AREA15 vs. after.

art installation outside Area15

When you leave AREA15, your eyes might need some time to adjust to the bright sunshine after being in the dark-lit building if you visit during the day.

Omega Mart at Area15

Purchase Your Tickets in Advance With Your Desired Time Slot

Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart is a REALLY popular permanent exhibit. You don’t want to miss out on seeing it during your visit.

Tickets can sell out. You’ll want to purchase tickets ahead of time for a time slot to guarantee your entry.

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Experience Passes at AREA15

  • Access Level 1 – One Day Pass – 8 attractions and experiences
  • Access Level 2 – One Day Pass – 14 attractions and experiences
  • Access Level 3 – Up to 2 Days – 18 attractions and experiences + Omega Mart
  • Access Level 4 – Up to 3 Days – Access all areas of AREA15 + Omega Mart

Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart Tickets can be purchased separately here.

*Kids 3 and under are free for Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart and don’t require a ticket.

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Are Kids Allowed at AREA15?

Kids are allowed at AREA15 but after 9PM on Friday and Saturday nights, AREA15 is 18 and up with a valid ID.

line for Omega Mart

Know the Exhibit Restrictions Before You Go In

You can’t bring outside food/ beverages or anything larger than a fanny pack inside many exhibits.

With that knowledge before my arrival, I opted to leave my backpack out of sight in our vehicle. I brought an external battery charger for my cell phone because I didn’t want to risk running out of battery while we were inside.

You also want to pay attention to your emails with information about when you should arrive before your timed entry.


General Admission to Area15 is Free

You can reserve a General Admission ticket online for free. Secure an Entry Pass before your visit online and you’ll unlock exclusive deals and offers.

Late-night entry is $15 on Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM for ages 18+.

Birdly flight simulator

Most of the Activities Inside AREA15 are Add-on Experiences

There are additional experiences at AREA15 that you can experience for an additional fee.

If you purchase a ticket for a paid experience, you don’t need a general admission ticket.

  • AR Dodgeball
  • Army of the Dead
  • Asylum Bar + Arcade
  • Birdly- Flight simulator
  • Brainstorm
  • Bot Breach
  • Dueling Axes – Ax throwing
  • Five Iron Golf – Golf simulator
  • Haley’s Comet – A hybrid of ziplining and a roller coaster
  • Illuminarium
  • Laser Maze
  • Liftoff
  • Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart This experience is VERY Popular- (get tickets in advance)
  • Museum Fiasco “Cluster” by Playmodes Studio- Immersive light and sound experience
  • Origin Quest
  • Oz Ride – Virtual Reality
  • Particle Quest
  • Grand Prix Racing Sim
  • Virtualis VR
  • Wink World: Portals into the Infinite- exhibit created by Chris Wink, one of the three Co-Founders and the Chief Creative Officer of Blue Man Group.
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What is Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart?

Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart is a 52,000-square-foot immersive storytelling experience that took 3 years to build.

You start in an extraordinary supermarket that takes you into other worlds and spaces.

happles in Omega Mart

During the experience, you’re encouraged to interact with the art and explore the hidden spaces.

Omega Mart Las Vegas

What Ages Are Appropriate for Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart?

This exhibit is appropriate for all ages and the best part is that kids ages 3 and under are FREE!

Omega Mart at Area15 in Las Vegas

How Much Time Should I Allow for Visiting Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart?

Most guests usually spend 1-½ to 2 hours in the exhibit on their first visit. We spent over an hour inside and didn’t do all of the “boop” card interactions.

hallway at Omega Mart Las Vegas

They recommend visiting Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart every year to see the additions, upgrades, and new rooms created by artists added to the permanent exhibition.

*Make sure that you’re in line before your ticketed time.

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Interact With the Exhibits Using the “Boop” Card

There are more layers to the story. You can unlock them using the “Boop” card throughout Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart exhibit for an additional $3 fee.

interactive exhibit at Omega Mart

If you decide not to use the card, you will still find plenty to do and explore inside Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart.

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What to Expect in Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

You start your adventure at Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart in a one-of-a-kind grocery store.

tattoo chickens at Omega Mart

From there let your curiosity lead you to other portals and places.

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You’ll be extra bright under the black lights if you wear white.

Omega Mart

Be Curious at Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

Read the labels, crawl in the holes, explore down the hallways, open doors, and take a moment and stand in wonder as you take it all in.

Omega Mart Las Vegas

I encourage you to see as much of the exhibit as possible.

 Omega Mart Las Vegas

You can also ask staff if there are any must-see sections that you may have overlooked.

tree at Omega Mart

Thanks to a staff member, I checked out a few more areas I would have missed.

camel soup at Omega Mart

Seriously, Read the Labels at Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

There is SO MUCH detail in the grocery store section at Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart.

funny cereal box at Omega Mart Las Vegas
canned beaches at Omega Mart
pet food at Omega Mart
mammoth chunks at Omega Mart
pill box in Omega Mart

To appreciate the dry humor you need to slow down and read the labels of the products on the shelves and in the aisles.

items for sale at Omega Mart
carrots at Omega Mart

You Can Actually Purchase Most of the Items in the Store

Yes, you can purchase most of the items you see in the Omega Mart store.

cleaning products at Omega Mart

Check out the 10 items at Omega Mart you don’t want to miss!

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Search for the Secret Portals in Omega Mart

The secret portals were definitely one of my favorite elements of Omega Mart. They were so fun to discover!

secret portal in Omega Mart AREA15 Las Vegas

I loved crawling around and being led into another unknown exhibit area.

secret portal in Omega Mart Las Vegas

I highly recommend exploring every passage that you stumble upon.

portal at Omega Mart

You’ll be traversing back and forth between the two worlds of the exhibit frequently.

bar at Omega Mart

There is a Secret Bar at Omega Mart

Guests ages 21 and up can experience the secret Datamosh bar inside Omega Mart.

room at Omega Mart Las Vegas

Make Sure That You Try to See Everything Before You Exit Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

Once you leave Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, you can’t return. Take your time. Make sure you don’t have regrets about missing sections of the exhibits.

Restrooms are inside Omega Mart so you don’t have to leave the exhibit when duty calls.

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Eat Before You Go to Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

You’ll want plenty of time to explore Omega Mart without feeling “hangry,” especially if you have younger kids with you.

The Beast by Todd English Restaurant in Las Vegas

Dine at The Beast Gastropub at AREA15

The Beast Gastropub is a great dining option conveniently located onsite.

The Beast by Todd English Restaurant in Las Vegas

The projections on the wall and moody table lighting set the tone for a wonderful dining experience.

drinks at The Beast by Todd English Restaurant in Las Vegas
“The Griffin” and “The Mermaid”
bbq at The Beast by Todd English Restaurant in Las Vegas

We tried a different version of the BBQ Sampler during our visit. It’s currently made with a ½ Pound Slice Brisket, ¼ Rack of St. Louis Ribs, and 2 pulled pork sliders, served with cornbread & pickles on the side.

Their cornbread is also perfection and something that we talked about days later!

appetizer at The Beast by Todd English Restaurant in Las Vegas
Tuna taco
wings at The Beast by Todd English Restaurant
Spicy Korean Wings

You can’t go wrong with any of the appetizers pictured above.

sandwich at The Beast by Todd English Restaurant in Las Vegas

The presentation for the Classic cheeseburger is also impressive!

family at The Beast by Todd English Restaurant in Las Vegas

The menu has something for everyone with unique flavors for pizza, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and more.

If you save room for dessert, you’ll find plenty of delicious options on the menu.

Wink World at Area15

Wink World Exhibit at AREA15

This was the first exhibit we checked out after exploring the general area of AREA15.

Wink World at Area15

Wink World is described as a “psychedelic art house meets carnival funhouse.”

Wink World at Area15

In this exhibit you journey through six infinity mirror rooms; each containing a distinct combination of light, color, sound, and motion.

Next, we had lunch at The Beast, followed by the Omega Mart experience. It was a nice way to break up our visit.

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Where is AREA15 located?

AREA15 is at 3215 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV.

Area15 in Las Vegas

Is There Parking Available at AREA15?

There’s limited free parking available at AREA15 on a first come first serve basis.

It’s recommended to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time if you plan on driving.

If you’re using a Rideshare, you’ll find that AREA15 is 6 miles or less from most downtown Las Vegas locations.

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