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A guest experiencing virtual reality through a headset at The Franklin Institute
Edward Savaria Jr

Explore worlds you never thought possible through The Franklin Institute's groundbreaking new virtual reality experiences. The most comprehensive VR experience ever launched at a museum, The Franklin Institute is now home to spectacular immersive films and state-of-the-art technology that will transform your view of the world - literally!

Strap on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift and be transported to another world where anything is possible - even elements reacting to your movements and commands. Discover the hidden beauty of the deep sea, fly to the farthest reaches of outer space, take a ride through the complex inner-workings of the human body, and more. With the HTC Vive, walk around and completely immerse yourself in an interactive adventure like no other. For a more relaxed experience, take a seat and observe the beautiful worlds that the Oculus Rift transports you to.

The Virtual Reality Stations will introduce you to the VR features that our mobile app offers! You will be amazed by 360° photos and videos at the Your Brain and the Space Command exhibit. Want these same experiences at home? Download our app to access a FREE library of virtual reality content. Free with museum admission, you will not want to miss this opportunity to be on the forefront of the world's most exciting new technology - now available at The Franklin Institute.

For product safety information on virtual reality experiences, visit our VR Safety page to learn more.

 

Things to Do and See in Virtual Reality at the Museum

  • HTC Vive

    Dive with blue whales and soar through the solar system with room-scale virtual reality on the HTC Vive.

  • Oculus Rift

    Enjoy an exciting virtual reality seated experience with the Oculus Rift VR headset.

  • VR Stations

    Preview our mobile app's virtual reality videos with a VR headset at the Your Brain and Space Command exhibits.

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Map of the first floor, showing the locations of major, permanent exhibits, the Planetarium, and Foucault’s Pendulum.
Map of the first floor, showing the locations of major, permanent exhibits, the Planetarium, and Foucault’s Pendulum.