Steps from Bryant Park, this hand-painted immersive exhibition is packed with vibrant colors, optical illusions and a whole lot of joy. Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the whimsical 26,000 square-foot exhibit, coined ‘Wonderland Dreams’ by installation artist Alexa Meade, is open for your exploration.
If you’ve yet to check out the exhibit yourself, here are 5 reasons why Wonderland Dreams is worth a visit!
Meade’s bold, three-dimensional painting technique will have your imagination spinning! With 20 rooms of floor-to-ceiling artwork, there is something to be discovered around every bend. You never know where Wonderland will take you!
Sit on the Queen of Hearts’ throne, flip through giant playing cards, gaze up at pastel painted skies and more. At Wonderland Dreams, you will be provided with painted props and costumes, inviting you to become part of the artwork!
The open concept layout allows guests to explore the exhibit freely, as opposed to having a set path. The entire exhibit is loaded with surprises, from mad tea parties to a giant field of magical flowers. Most guests choose to spend an hour to an hour and 15 minutes in Wonderland, giving them plenty of time to soak up all of the excitement.
While the exhibition is so much more than just Instagram opportunities, we can’t deny the fact that you have some pretty incredible backdrops to work with. During your journey through the looking glass, you’ll come across an array of patterns, colors and decorations, each room as mesmerizing as the last!
After making your way through the magic, you can enjoy curious cocktails and mad mocktails, with fun storyline-inspired names like Off With Her Head! and The Hatter’s Tea. Various other refreshments and light bites are also available, including wine, tea sandwiches and cheese plates!
The centrally located exhibition space is situated on 5th Avenue and 44th Street, and is open to visitors of all ages. Due to popular demand, the experience has been extended through the summer! Let out your inner child with friends, or bring the whole family to this playful, mind-bending exhibit. You won’t regret it! Ticket prices start at $33.