7 of Houston’s Coolest Immersive Installations

From modern art to a virtual reality journey to outer space, check out these art installations in Houston.

By Amarie Gipson

Frida: Immersive Dream is coming to Houston in Feburary 2022, tickets are on sale now. 

Houston has no shortage of art and fun. This winter is the perfect time to make your rounds and experience what the city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a total body immersion or an accent to a lowkey picnic or sunset stroll, here’s some of our favorite (and soon to be favorite) immersive experiences: 

Twilight Epiphany, James Turrell Skyspace 


Considered one of Houston’s most popular public art installations, James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany is permanently located at the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion at Rice University’s campus. Want more Turrell, make sure to stop by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to travel through their underground tunnels that connect each building on the Museum’s grounds. 

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Filled with life-size installations, Seismique is a museum experience unlike any other. Housed inside a former Bed, Bath & Beyond retail store, it was brought to the city by Josh Corley and Steve Kopelman, the masterminds behind one of the largest escape room companies in the nation. The 40,000 square foot space is brimming with psychedelic and colorfully designed rooms by 50 international artists. 

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Dan Flavin 


Like his modern art counterparts Turrell and Mark Rothko, American minimalist and fluorescent sculptor Dan Flavin has a permanent place in the Bayou City. Designed two days before his untimely passing in 1996 and actualized by his studio, untitled, 1996 is one of Flavin’s signature light tube sculptures with ultraviolet colors that wash the interior gallery. Located at Richmond Hall on the Menil Collection’s grounds.

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The Infinite 


Ever wondered what it’s like to travel to space? Well Houston, prepare for liftoff. The Infinite, a new virtual reality experience, is coming to Houston from Montreal on December 20. Over the course of 60 minutes, visitors can embark on a cinematic space excursion through a series of otherworldly installations.

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Color Factory Houston 


What’s more fun than 20,000 square feet of hands-on installations inspired by your favorite hues? Located in Upper Kirby, the Color Factory invites art lovers of all ages to experience the joy of color and includes works from nearly 20 artists and collaborators. 

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition and Frida: Immersive Dream 


Revel the life and vision of the iconic modern artist, Frida Kahlo in February 2022. Courtesy of the masterminds behind transforming venues to create a number of blockbuster art experiences, Lighthouse Immersive. If you don’t want to wait until February, (which you totally shouldn’t) go check out Lighthouse’s ultra-popular Immersive Van Gogh exhibit. Sunflowers have never looked so vibrant.

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