Millennial’s and Gen Z’s of Houston and the surrounding areas get ready because the most remarkable art experience of a lifetime – Seismique is coming to our town this December.
Let me paint the picture, deep in outer space, in the faraway places of our universe is a spaceship coming towards earth. Shooting past all the stars and planets in the permeated place of space yet traveling through the desolate parts safely and soundly.
Seismique Art Museum, Houston: A Mind-Bending Interactive Experience
The artist behind the futuristic masterpiece is Steve Kopelman. He has over 40 years of experience in this art and design industry and has experimented with the architecture of haunted house and escape rooms. No wonder why he served as the principal and COO of the national chain of Escape the Room. He’s now used his artistic abilities to produce an experimental art museum in west Houston with the title Seismique.
Opening to the public on Saturday, December 26, Seismique will feature more than 40 rooms — or “galaxies,” to go with the extra-terrestrial theme — incorporating artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, gamification, and displays of light, color and sound.
“Seismique will offer guests 40-plus unique exhibits overflowing with dazzling displays of light generated by 9 million LEDS, color, sound, and natural elements,” a news release from the museum states.
“I am really looking forward to seeing the expressions on peoples’ faces when they experience Seismique for the first time; I liken it to the equivalent of walking through a portal and into an alternative universe that is a feast for the senses,” said Seismique creator Steve Kopelman.
The new museum is said to cater to adults and kids alike, offering something fun, engaging, and unforgettable for all to enjoy.
“Designed for all ages, the 40,000-square-foot arts and entertainment concept features works by over two dozen established and emerging artists along with advanced technological elements like projection mapping from 111 projectors, holograms, augments reality, light mapping, motion tracking, gamification, and more,” the release said.
“This year has been exceedingly difficult for the whole world, and we want Seismique to serve as something of a pandemic panacea – a place where visitors can transport themselves to another realm and find creative inspiration through the artistic manifestation of 40 different exhibits…we just want people to forget their worries and have fun, albeit in a responsible and safe environment.”
People are encouraged to maximize their experience by visiting Seismique multiple times. Since the rooms will be changing every six months, there will be plenty to see over the span of its lifetime.
Covid -19 Social Distancing Measures
To keep guests safe, Seismique will be rolling out numerous measures that ensure social distancing and a contact-free experience. Initially, the museum will open at limited capacity and masks will be required.
“The interactive elements will be frequently and thoroughly sanitized with a state-of-the-art misting system. For a completely touchless experience, guests can also utilize an integrated Seismique mobile app created for the space to avoid touching dials and knobs. In addition, Seismique has installed 40 motion-tracking cameras – including Microsoft Kinect Azures and Real Sense cameras – that will provide additional non-contact interaction by tracking patron movement in several areas of the facility. These cameras collectively function to activate parts of the experience without a guest needing to touch anything. The cameras and their software bring specific elements of Seismique to life as guests are simply moving about the rooms in which the cameras are equipped,” the museum says.
Seismique Dates & Times
Seismique will be opening its doors to the public starting Saturday, December 26. The museum will be open the following days and times:
- Monday – Noon – 9 pm
- Tuesday – Closed
- Wednesday – Noon – 9 pm
- Thursday – Noon – 9 pm
- Friday – Noon – 11 pm
- Saturday – 10 am – 11 pm
- Sunday – 10 am – 9 pm
Seismique Houston – Ticket Prices
Tickets can be purchased right now for $35 for adults and $28 for kids 12 and under. A VIP experience is also available at a cost as $45 for adults and $38 for kids, which gives guests “walk-in entry at any time on the selected date of their ticket without having to wait in line, allows them to visit the Acid Rain Room without waiting in line, and includes discounted pricing on food at the in-house Cosmique Café and merchandise at Seismique’s Gift Shop.”
Seismique Art Museum, Houston – Location
Seismique will be held in a former Bed Bath & Beyond off of Highway 6 at 2306 South Highway 6, Houston, TX 77077. The space is 40,000 square feet with 20-foot ceiling and two floors with elevators.
“We live in an experience economy. Millennials and the younger generations are about the experience. What can I experience and post on my Instagram?” said Steve Kopelman. “Houston has a huge population base. It’s international; it’s got high culture, lots of different arts and entertainment.”
Kopelman also stated that “Gen Z and Millennials strive to experience something, whether it’s a sunrise at Machu Picchu, or a great, artistic fun thing to do.”
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