10 Things You May Have Missed At Convergence Station
By Elise Trivers
Published in Issue 118, October 2023
1. “Postscript” by Lumonics
Brightly lit and right at home on C Street, new art now glows above travelers! Installed earlier in 2023, this piece might be easy to miss unless you look up. If it looks familiar, that’s because it was created by Lumonics, the light art studio who was featured in our very first Galleri Gallery exhibition. We’re proud to share that we purchased “Postscript” as a permanent addition to the glowing cityscape of C Street!
2. Base of Aquakota
It took following the lead of an adorable 3-year-old around the exhibit for this BLOB writer to first notice that the base of the stands holding aquatic lemur creatures in Aquakota are incredibly detailed and worth crouching down to admire. Roots sprawl down from the lemurs, grounding them to the aquatic scenes below. They form an organic lattice over ultraviolet hydrophytes and small fish, frozen in time.
3. The Tale of the Cataclysm
After you’ve directed your gaze down in Aquakota, mosey over to Ossuary to gander up at the ceiling. Lyra’s statue looks out over the labyrinth caves of Ossuary, the tragic story of her people displayed on medallions above and below her. If you encounter an Ossuarian, ask them to recount the tale of the Y’ruk and the Cataclysm.
4. Upside down head in Pizza Pals PLAYZONE
For someone who has taken many, many trips throughout Convergence, there’s a unique thrill in bringing someone for their very first time and pointing out a small detail they might have missed. It’s like the warm fuzzies you get from petting a cute dog or biting into a homemade cookie. One of our favorites to point out is inside of the ball pit at Pizza Pals Playzone. What you see there may or may not be related to the great gooping of 2002 and experimental cheese product, Mozzarella C_1xB!™.
5. Live VJing for shows at The Perplexiplex
Many travelers have shared with us that their favorite space within Convergence Station is The Perplexiplex — and we understand why! This dreamy, interactive arboreal world is both playful and calming, offering a space to explore with wonder or to pause and reflect. For concerts, this space is energized and transformed with totally different vibes. The live VJing is mind-meltingly captivating, it’ll level-up any live music experience with a psychedelic eye-feast fit for quantum concert-goers.
6. New residents of Convergence
As Convergence has evolved over the last two years, so has the resident population. New characters that are bizarre, fantastical, curious and at times serious (hello, Sleevie!) can be spotted at special times during multiversal alignment. If you’re lucky enough to meet one of them on a future visit, you might want to ask for a photo, schedule a business meeting, have a dance-off, or exchange mems. Remember: touch the exhibit, not the residents! And ask for consent before taking photos.
7. Water Fountain Diorama
If you’ve been to House of Eternal Return, there’s a good chance you’ve gazed down into some plumbing there. And if you haven’t yet, well … look for their toilet. We don’t have a porcelain throne in our exhibit but we do have a very well-hidden water fountain diorama. Let this open portal cube quench your thirst for multiversal moisture.
8. Tasty morsels
Two of our most frequently changing spaces are our café, HELLOFOOD, and our retail shop! At HELLOFOOD, visitors can recharge from their cosmic exploration, and find sustenance in tasty treats and bold brews. Our vendors are locally-owned, small businesses, many of which change their offerings seasonally. Try Lavender Lemonade spiked with Huckleberry Vodka in the summer and Chaider (Chai + Cider) Latte in the winter, or Eloté (Mexican Street Corn) in spring and a Pork Tamale packed with locally-made chili in fall. Plus rotate your sweet treat between Double Chocolate Ice Cream and Freeze-Dried Taffy or Cookies and Cream Sticky Chips (similar to a marshmallow treat) and Horchata White Chocolate Cookies.
9. Voguish treasures
Take home a tangible mem that’ll make you the coolest Undermaller in the gang! The Convergence Station retail shop contains Meow Wolf classics, custom-made pieces by our local collaborating artists, and an ever-rotating selection of the freshest and sickest merch in the multiverse. Though you can always shop in our online store, there are certain items you can only get in-person at Convergence Station! New: you no longer need an exhibit ticket to do some shopping! Check-in with our security team upon arrival and they can escort you in and out of the shop for a 1-hour window.
10. Bring Your Quarters!
Quarters might seem a relic for the “tap to pay” generation but if you’re someone who still keeps a change pouch for apartment-living laundry, bring those disc- shaped riches to the laundromat on C Street for a lil sensory treat!
This feature was produced in partnership with Meow Wolf.
About Elise Trivers:
Soft leo. Chronically online. Book nerd. Plant daddy. Arts ally. Not a morning person.
Elise is a social media manager and digital marketer with 8+ years of experience. She completed degrees in international affairs and news-editorial journalism at CU Boulder and has since worked for brands including Meow Wolf, VISIT DENVER, Denver Zoo, and Colorado Public Radio, with agency time at Blake Communications. She is passionate about brand storytelling and working with organizations who make a positive impact on their communities.
Elise’s day-to-day work is currently spent as a liaison to the Converged Worlds and as an unofficial Earther Relations Officer for QDOT.