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Houston's Insta-worthy FOMO Factory makes surprise limited-run return

Houston's Insta-worthy FOMO Factory makes surprise limited-run return

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The FOMO Factory is making a surprise return after a tragic closure. Photo courtesy of FOMO Factory
Fomo Factory
The Insta-worthy space will open for three months. Photo courtesy of FOMO Factory
Fomo Factory
The FOMO Factory is supposed to represent childhood with larger-than-life installations.  Photo courtesy of FOMO Factory
Fomo Factory
It is being billed as a pop-up space for all ages. Photo courtesy of FOMO Factory
Fomo Factory
Fomo Factory
Fomo Factory
Fomo Factory

The FOMO Factory has been through so much in such a short amount of time.

The wildly popular immersive, Instagrammable pop-up exhibit opened last June at the Galleria for six-month run. But then, a month later, Rachel Youens, FOMO’s native Texan owner and founder, passed away at the age of 35. An announcement was made on Instagram that the Factory would close its doors permanently.

However, the Youens Family, in conjunction with Up Pop, LLC, has decided to bring the Factory back to H-Town. It will reopen its Houston location on Friday, October 18, for a limited three-month run inside The Galleria. “We are thrilled to invite Houstonians to return to The FOMO Factory as a continuation of my daughter’s legacy and whimsical imagination,” said Robert Youens in a press release. “With new additions and reconfigurations, the team has once again created the opportunity for guests to embrace their inner child.”

FOMO, which previously launched a five-month run in Austin last year, will continue to entice visitors and have them shed their identity and cares at the door before entering a magical world featuring 16 rooms. New to the Factory is a redesigned, intergalactic Space Room, complete with spinning galaxy chairs. Basically a salute to its home in Space City, the Space Room will compliment the exhibit’s now-iconic Birthday Room, with its giant cake, and the Playground Room, outfitted with an adult-sized seesaw.

“The FOMO Factory offers an innovative experience and we are extremely excited that it is returning,” said Chris Lane, director of marketing and business development at The Galleria, in a press release. “We strive to redefine the conventional shopping center environment and The FOMO Factory adds a dynamic concept for new visitors and loyal fans to enjoy.”

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Hours of operations are 10 am-9 pm (Mondays) and 11 am-7 pm (Wednesday-Sunday). A limited number of early-bird discount tickets are now available. Guests can use the discount code EARLYFOMO. The Factory also offers adults-only nights, group and private events, and VIP packages. Tickets and other information are available here