The Franklin Institute’s newest attraction brings science to life like never before. Virtual reality—the use of technology to create an immersive experience that can be explored or interacted with—allows visitors to experience environments and take actions not possible by most.
 

Experience virtual reality in person and enhance your visit to The Franklin Institute with these new experiences:
Virtual Reality Demonstration Space: At this new room-scale immersive VR zone in Space Command, encounter a blue whale, go inside the human body, tour the solar system, peek into a brain, and much more using Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
VR Stations: Experience virtual reality at stations in the Giant Heart, Your Brain, and Space Command exhibitions.

You don’t need to be at The Franklin Institute to immerse yourself in other worlds. All you need is our new app and a VR headset—and you can stand on a space shuttle flight deck, hear the cries of Hawaiian monk seals, walk the beaches of Midway Atoll, and step aboard the bridge of a research vessel, just for starters.