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Everything You Need to Know About Houston’s Immersive Art Exhibits

If you’re like me, you are OVERWHELMED with number photo installations Houston has popping up everywhere! They are so fun, but it’s hard to keep track of when they are here until, where, how much it costs to get in, and what to expect.

Scroll through the list — from open now to coming soon! And don’t worry. We’ll be here to update this post should we get another one in town!

Note: Some of these have closed since this story originally ran, but we update the post as that happens! Scroll to the bottom to see the ones that have closed.

The Color Factory

This one might be my favorite in Houston! While not based here originally, The Color Factory really tapped into Houston! They created a color scheme for the city, and it’s the first thing you see when you walk in. Those colors are featured throughout the exhibit! The experience is like if you merged an art gallery with a children’s museum!

Where: Upper Kirby
Here through: Indefinitely
Cost: $30ish — get 15% off with code “Houstontickets15”
Number of rooms/photo ops: 10
Perks: Candy in EVERY ROOM! That’s pretty sweet.
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Fomo Factory

The FOMO Factory closed in July after the death of its owner, Rachel Youens. With the help of investors who wanted Rachel’s dream to live on and with her sweet family’s consent and consulting, the nostalgic Instagram playground has REOPENED!

Rest in peace, Rachel, you created something extremely special to me. <3 Read more.

Montrose Studios

This one is way more of a professional photo studio than art exhibit, but the photos are so fun! Best part: it’s here to stay!

Where: Montrose
Here through:
Always here! Rotating themed rooms.
Cost: $120 for 30 mins, up to 7 people, and includes 30-40 professionally edited photos.
Number of rooms/photo opps: 3 rooms — main room, seasonal room, and the confetti room.
Perks: None — simple photo op spot.

Bonus: Those that we miss!!

These lovely spots are gone but not forgotten!

#InFocus at HMNS

Turn a museum day into a photo sesh with these fun rooms from the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences for all ages.

Where: Inside HMNS
Here through: Dec. 15
Cost: $5 on top of entry ticket ($30ish)
Number of rooms/photo ops: 4
Perks: None, really. It’s a quick trip.
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Balloon Room at the Revaire by Big Ass Balloons

Big Ass Balloons has put on their Balloon Room twice now — and hi, we wanna third. Great job, gals! See you next year? Website.

Playhaus HTX

Playhaus HTX is a love song to Houston street art! It’s like if mural art could be in a gallery. And, I ADORE all the Houston references throughout — like the full wall of Beyonce and the 713s on the floors.

Where: East Downtown
Here through: 
June 22 through Sept. 1
Cost: $38
Number of rooms/photo ops: 11
Perks: Events! Like ice cream socal Wednesday


This one’s pretty sweet! Wanna feel like you’re in a real-live game of CandyLand or in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? Here’s your chance.

Where: Marq*e Houston
Here through: Sept. 29
Cost: $28 for adults and $20 for kids
Number of rooms/photo ops: 14
Perks: 9 different candy stops plus a free app that enables augmented reality
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Flower Vault

This one moved to San Antonio in April. It was so fun and full of beautiful flower-themed rooms. Word on the street is they are announcing new locations for this summer.


Social media entrepreneur Erin Creeks, #GirlsNightOut host and owner of MsIndependent, pulled together a 1-weekend only popup photo fest! Ladies left their man at home, because this photosesh was bumping.

Where: Post Oak Central (1990 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 100)Here through: June 21 to 23, 2019 PSA: Sunday = family friendly. Friday and Saturday = 21+. Cost: $35 ($45 for VIP)Number of rooms/photo opps: A dozen or so
Free makeup and hair touch ups!!! Drinks included (coffee/tea/margs) and food! Plus a swag bag and all sorts of partner perks. 

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