Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali is a fun and interactive art gallery featuring a vast collection of three-dimensional, life-size murals for visitors to pose and play with. The gallery features a rich array of masterfully painted artworks that each serves as interactive backdrops for illusory three-dimensional photography. There are an impressive total of 120 unique artworks in 14 different categories spread over three levels, which provide a full-day of discovery and creativity. The museum is located on Jalan Nakula, right off the junction of Jalan Dewi Sri and Kuta’s Sunset Road, and just down the street from the TS Suites in Seminyak.
A team of local and Korean artists collaborated to produce the rich compilation of artworks. The illusionary effects in various sizes – using only paint and well positioned lighting – are absolutely stunning. Stepping inside the galleries of Dream Museum Zone, you will be transported to various dreamy realms, from Venice to Egypt, and Indonesia to the Amazon; you will easily find yourselves posing in the wackiest poses imaginable, alone or together, to capture that perfect shot.
Among the diverse themes at Dream Museum Zone to put your creativity to the test are the Renaissance and Luminescence pavilions. The Renaissance pavilion comprises parodies of famous paintings, such as Mona Lisa carrying a fruit basket, or Van Gogh with shaving foam. Pose aside and ‘hold’ a seemingly displaced fruit, or the lather brush to Van Gogh’s beard. Some animal-themed paintings are quite amusing, as you hose down a zebra to wash away its stripes, milk a cow, or ‘narrowly escape’ a menacing shark attack.
If you don’t know how to ride a board, you can come close to it and strike a pose on a snowboard gliding off a cliff, or tandem ride on a surfboard with arms apart before crashing waves. The Luminescence pavilion features a wonderful play of UV lighting against the murals, with areas painted in certain colours that bring out a subtle glow. Most of these feature underwater scenes. There are several sets in the expansive collection that depict full-size landmarks and ruins, such as the Prambanan Temple or ‘Candi Prambanan’ complete with the floors depicting a lotus pond, or Bali's own famous Tanah Lot sea temple. The museum also promotes its galleries as a great option for unique pre-wedding photos.
Tripods are great if you want to have everyone in some of the frames, and there are marks on the floor that indicate the best spot to place your tripod, or from where to take the picture for the best angle. The team of staff are also helpful in suggesting the best pose to experiment with, and may even lend a hand to take the shot. A refreshment corner serves bubble teas and snacks, and a gift shop is onsite where you can also have your zany shots printed on T-shirts, as well as a range of merchandise. Don’t forget to try their pineapple cake, also sold as great titbits to bring back home. Tickets are at USD 25 for adults, USD 20 for children, while kids under three years enter for free.
Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jl. Nakula No. 33X, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 849 6220