Cheer up, because “Happy Place,” the interactive art exhibit full of themed rooms that popped up in Boston on April 5, just announced that it will extend its stay in the city by four weeks. Originally slated to run through June 2, the fit-for-social-media experience will now remain open through June 30.
Happy Place nabbed its wildly popular Instagram reputation and sold out in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto before making its East Coast debut in Boston last month. Previously, it has snagged the attention of celebrities such as New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre and actress and Harvard alum Rashida Jones.
Among the experience’s highlights are a a “Super Bloom” room filled with 40,000 handmade gold flowers, what’s billed as the world’s largest indoor confetti dome, and a “Cookie Room,” which, according to a press release, is “like stepping inside of your favorite chocolate chip cookie complete with the aroma of fresh baked cookies.”
“We have been thrilled about the reception we’ve seen from the City of Boston and how so many here have welcomed Happy Place,” founder Jared Paul said in a statement. “We were blown away by the overwhelming number of requests to stay in Boston longer and decided to extend our run so that we can bring our message of happiness to even more residents and visitors.”
Happy Place; 500 Boylston St., Boston; open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Sundays from 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m., and on May 27 (Memorial Day) from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; $30 GA, plus ticketing fees (advanced booking suggested); happyplace.me/tickets