How to Watch Virtual Reality

Museum staff member helping guests experience virtual reality through a headset at the Franklin Instutute

In order to experience virtual reality, you’ll need a smartphone (iPhone or Android) and a VR headset or viewer. (There are many VR headsets on the market; one of the most common is Google Cardboard.)

Launch The Franklin Institute app and open a VR video you’d like to view. (You can download the video or stream it.) Then insert your phone in the VR viewer—and enjoy the immersive experience.