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Seismique: The Expert's Guide to Houston's Coolest Immersive Experience

Read our guide and plan the perfect visit.

By Amarie Gipson

Holograms, wormholes, crawl spaces, projections, and more LED lights than you could ever imagine live in one of Houston’s most immersive attractions: Seismique. Located off Highway 6, the experiential art museum took over a former Bed Bath & Beyond building in West Houston and has a 40,000 square feet footprint. Since its opening in December 2020, Seismique has remained popular for its overload of Instagrammable features courtesy of the many installations by local and international artists.

Eventually, the weather will cool down (we hope) and indoor fun will be back in vogue, so to make planning your visit much easier, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

How long does Seismique take to go through? 

There are 40 rooms total, so plan for a two-hour visit. A special app also features a map to guide you through the experience.

When is Seismique open?

Seismique’s hours vary by day of the week. Here’s a rundown of their usual schedule:

  • Mondays: Noon–9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Closed
  • Wednesdays: Noon–9 p.m.
  • Thursdays: Noon–9 p.m.
  • Fridays: Noon–11 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.–11 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

What can/should I bring? Is photography allowed?

Leave the large bags, backpacks, and strollers in the car. Seismique is unlike other museums: no coat check or storage is available for visitors. Feel free to take pictures, but please leave excessive photo equipment at home. Oh, and don’t even think about weapons.  

Can kids visit Seismique? 

The museum is open to visitors of all ages. It’s also a cool place to host birthday parties and events if you’re looking for an out-of-this-world way to celebrate a special occasion. Strollers aren't permitted, so be sure your little ones are up for a walk. Be aware: if you or your children are epileptic or have other photo sensitivities, there are multiple places in the museum that contain flashing lights. 

How much are tickets for Seismique?

General admission tickets are $35 for adults and $28 for children ages 3-12 and require timed entry. VIP tickets, which are $45 for adults and $38 for kids, include admission to the museum and expedited access to certain rooms on any date you wish to attend. If you choose GA, show up 15 minutes before your selected time. All tickets are available for purchase online. 

What are some good restaurants around Seismique?

There’s actually a restaurant inside the museum, so stick around and maximize your visit. Outside food and drink are not allowed. If you do want to hit up a cafe/restaurant/bar, we recommend a seafood platter at LA Fisherman, Colombian food at Paisa’s Twin or Filipino food at Flip n’ Patties

Where do I park?

Parking is free and available next to the building. 

Is Seismique a good date spot? 

If you’re looking for a way to ignite your inner child and have some fun, Seismique is the perfect date spot. 

Is Seismique ever free?

No, but discounts are available to groups of 10 or more visitors.

 

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