an imaginary and colorful world
El Más Allá is an immersive experience that will take you to a world beyond anything you’ve seen before! Expanding throughout the Museum’s lower level, this colorful and imaginary world includes a giant 40-foot slide, vibrant, wall-length murals featuring unique characters, and climbable geometric sculptures. By interacting with this unknown world “of the beyond,” children will learn to challenge themselves, as well as connect and collaborate with each other in new ways.
El Más Allá is slated to open to the public on August 13, 2021.
El Más Allá will feature:
Unique Imaginary Characters
Five primary characters live in the world of El Más Allá and represent different human emotions and personalities. One of the characters, Maslow, is a pyramid-shaped creature based on psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Colorful 20-Foot Murals
These murals illustrate the world of El Más Allá to make participants feel they have been teleported to another place.
Climbable geometric sculptures and a monumental slide will provide unique experiences to connect with each other in new ways.
Who Made This?
- 1986, Chula Vista, California
- lives in
- Tijuana, Mexico
Panca, aka Paola Villaseñor, is an international artist known for her playful street art, which has appeared everywhere from walls in Mexico City to the galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. As a child, Panca visited The New Children’s Museum and recalls painting the outdoor truck, which was one of her first experiences with painting something on a large scale. This left a big impression on her and has inspired her artwork today. Her mural SMILE, currently adorns the Museum’s entry bridge, welcoming visitors with bright colors and playful smiles.