WNDR MUSEUM IS AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE
WNDR is a multi-sensory interactive art and technology experience that is designed to ignite the curiosity within each of us.
Art can feel magical. It can uplift, educate and even inspire. But in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, artists have reimagined that traditional art museum experience and created an interactive art gallery that is a must-see if you’re in San Diego. Find Tickets Here.
What makes the WNDR Museum San Diego completely unique is that it is purely immersive. Visitors can engage in more than 20 multi-sensory installations through sight, sound, touch and movement. And each visitor can make it their own. The museum has curated world-class art by provocative artists and continues to lean into cutting-edge technologies to enhance the experience.
“At WNDR Museum, we strive to continue pushing typical museum boundaries beyond what guests expect,” said Andy Grantz, General Manager of WNDR Museum San Diego. “WNDR hinges on the interaction between the guest and the installations, and these new works are no exception. We can’t wait for new and returning visitors to experience Interoptics and Waterfaux, in addition to everything else WNDR San Diego has to offer.”
WNDR Museum was voted one of the top ten immersive art experiences in the country by USA Today’s 2022 and 2023 Reader Polls.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
WNDR After Dark
Join WNDR After Dark on January 18 from 6 – 10 p.m.Enjoy live painting starting at 7:00 PM and a curated mix by a local DJ as you make your way through our immersive interactive art experience during extended hours. Cocktails and small bites will be available for purchase to add a touch of culinary immersion to your after-hours experience.
Please note, tickets cannot be transferred to another date. Doors close at 9:00 PM. Find Tickets Here!
WNDR Museum’s Brand-New Exhibits
Guests will find themselves engulfed in an expansive, other-worldly environment that activates the senses, creating the illusion of a limitless space.
Interoptics by WNDR Studios features groups of fiber-optic light strands suspended from the ceiling, casting a luminous glow. This transcendent environment surrounds guests with light as they make their way through inspiring playfulness, igniting a sense of adventure.
A transitional space between WNDR Museum and the real world, Waterfaux by Owen Smith is an alternative deconstructed simulation of a waterfall. The body lacks a sensor that can directly detect wetness, so it must rely on various inputs to infer the presence of water, such as temperature, flow, viscosity and evaporation from the skin.
The concept of “wetness” is a compilation of smaller pieces of information that form a larger impression, which is usually accurate but can sometimes be mistaken, leading the body to sense water where there is none. Playing with this sensation, the exhibit features two doorways with a passage. A third threshold is introduced, made of a curtain of air and a wall of sound, which can be strange, disorienting and oddly familiar all at once.
One may choose to continue through it unaffected. However, by pausing in this magical doorway, one can allow themselves to imagine and recall the power of waterfalls via the potent force of imagination.
Visit WNDR Museum San Diego
422 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Monday 11 AM–8 PM
Tuesday 11 AM–8 PM
Wednesday 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday 11 AM–8 PM
Friday 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday 11 AM–10 PM
Sunday 11 AM–8 PM
WNDR Museum, Market Street, San Diego, CA