WNDR Museum, an unparalleled immersive art and technology experience, will open in San Diego Wednesday, January 11. The new WNDR Museum San Diego will be WNDR’s second, part of a nationwide expansion from its flagship Chicago location. Located at 422 Market Street, the 15,000-square-foot museum will disrupt and redefine the traditional museum experience by inviting guests to fully engage with artworks and multi-sensory installations created by cutting edge artists, collectives, technologists, designers and makers.
WNDR San Diego will feature more than 20 exhibits created to ignite guests’ senses through breathtaking experiences. WNDR San Diego will be home to localized versions of popular exhibits found at WNDR’s flagship Chicago location alongside pieces by internationally acclaimed artists such as Keith Haring.
“San Diego is home to a dynamic, inclusive art scene and we’re thrilled to provide a new unique environment to showcase both internationally-acclaimed artists and incredible local talent,” Ryan Kunkel, President of WNDR Global, said. “We’re honored to join the ranks of San Diego’s world-class cultural institutions and we look forward to becoming a lasting contributor to the community.”
As guests travel through WNDR San Diego, they will be taken on a multi-dimensional journey where they will serve as an extension of each creator by interacting with various installations. Dance across Brightlogic x WNDR Studios’ Lightfloor and watch it react to your every move. Proclaim “what you know for sure” with WNDR Studios’ The Wisdom Project. Step into a garden house and weather the storm in the U.S. debut of Leigh Satchwitz +flora&faunavisions’ Inside Out.
WNDR San Diego will also feature a VR installation created by digital artist OseanWorld (Osean) and inspired by the WNDR collection of Yayoi Kusama. Each door is a portal to a virtual interpretation of these Kusama works as translated by Osean. Coding and mechanics built by 3D artist Iron Biscuit.
No two visits to WNDR Museum are the same. WNDR San Diego will consistently curate its experience by leaning in to cutting edge technologies to enhance existing installations as well as add new immersive experiences year-round.
In July 2022, WNDR Museum was voted one of the top five immersive art experiences in the country by USA Today’s Reader Poll. For more information, visit WNDRmuseum.com.
Tickets & Hours
General admission tickets to WNDR San Diego start at $32 and must be purchased in advance at www.WNDRSanDiego.com. Children’s tickets are available for children ages 12 and start at $22. Children under ages two and under receive free admission. Those looking to elevate their WNDR Museum experience can take advantage of WNDR’s new VIP Experience for $50 per ticket. The VIP Experience includes expedited entry into WNDR Museum, a limited-edition, collector pin (which rotates designs seasonally), WNDR photo memory, 10 percent off at The WNDR Store and a WNDR re-run, allowing them to enjoy a second lap through WNDR Museum to revisit their favorite installations before exiting.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.