Virtual Learning Center

First Time in VR

Recommended First Time Experiences

VR is deeply immersive by design. We recommend first time VLC visitors begin at a seated station. The following experiences are less sensory and more stationary in nature, and will help users gradually acclimate to the VR environment.

The Lab Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more.

Google Earth VR: Now with Street view
Google Earth VR  lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower. This virtual reality app lets you see the world’s cities, landmarks, and natural wonders. You can fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space. Earth VR comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that send you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more.
The Marvellous Machine The Marvellous Machine is not a roller coaster ride, it's a fifteen minute narrated journey in VR that lets you explore the inner workings of your mind and experience new perspectives.

Get yourself into a playful mood, and just go and have fun exploring! Lay aside any preconceived ideas of what you can experience and what you're capable of. In the realm of the mind you are only limited by what you think is possible. But please be true to yourself - if you are not truly willing to let go of yourself for a while and follow the narrator's directions closely, this experience will not be for you.


Standing Stations Only Software

The following three titles are only available on the standing stations.

Beat Saber
Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where you slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you, surrounded by a futuristic world.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes-Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!
Tetris Effect: Connected
Tetris® Effect: Connected adds an all-new robust multiplayer expansion to the huge variety of addictive and innovative single-player modes that Tetris Effect is known for, with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes!


Art & Art History

Arkio- Collaboratively sketch urban plans, buildings and interiors like never before using VR, PCs, phones and tablets. Start fresh or import a 3D model, sketch on top of it then export your design to other 3D design tools, including to Revit as native Revit geometry.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Beyond the Walls
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Beyond the Walls Go Beyond the Walls, a virtual reality experience that puts users directly in the museum’s galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum! Beyond the Walls blends photoreal imagery of artworks from SAAM’s collection with augmented elements to let users interact with and learn about the museum’s collection using a headset and handheld controller.
Blocks by Google
Blocks lets you easily create 3D objects in virtual reality, no matter your modelling experience. Using six simple tools, you can bring your applications to life, create a volumetric masterpiece, or simply let your imagination run wild.
Church Art of Sweden
Church Art of Sweden- A museum presentation of church artefacts and full size scanned medieval Churches.
Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft
Dagon is a 3D narrative experience based on the short story of the same title by H. P. Lovecraft. It’s an interactive portal into the world of Lovecraft and his highly acclaimed Cthulhu Mythos, open to both newcomers and long-time devotees.
Gravity Sketch
Gravity Sketch-Think in 3D. Create in 3D. Preserve your design intent through the creative process! Create and communicate your ideas in 3D at each stage of your creative workflow, capture work as an image or model to use in other phases of your workflow.
Great Paintings VR
Great Paintings from the Great Museums of the World in Virtual Reality. More than 1000 famous paintings to admire and enjoy.

IL DIVINO: Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling in VR-Step onto Michelangelo’s scaffold to learn about how he painted the ceiling, or enter a Vatican conservator’s mobile aerial platform to see the ceiling up close and learn about the controversial cleaning. Over 100 clickable elements about Michelangelo’s work.

Microsoft Maquette
Microsoft Maquette makes it easy to sketch and iterate ideas quickly in 3D space. Maquette is a virtual reality tool which aims to make immersive spatial prototyping easy and fast, all from within a VR headset.
Open Brush
Open Brush is the community created successor to Tilt Brush, letting you paint in 3D space with VR! Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes.
Dreams of Dali Immerse yourself in the world of the Surrealist master like never before in this encounter, venturing into the towers, peering from them to distant lands and discovering surprises around every corner.  This award-winning VR experience has garnered visitor acclaim, online praise and international recognition through a multitude of industry awards, including the prestigious Cannes Cyber Lion GOLD; a Webby People's Voice award; and a Facebook Silver award for Innovation, among others.
©Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL. Created for The Dali by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, CA.
Mona Lisa Beyond the Glass Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass reveals the latest scientific research on da Vinci’s artistic innovation and his painting techniques and processes through exceptional visualization in virtual reality, bringing them to life.
Versailles VR The Palace is Yours "Versailles: The Palace is yours" offers you a unique visit to the palace built by Louis XIV. Paintings, sculptures, furniture, the Hall of Mirrors – everything is within your reach as you have unlimited access to the treasures of Versailles. Happy exploring! Realized in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.
The VR Museum of Fine Art
The VR Museum of Fine Art -JUST UPDATED: Explore the Second Floor of the Museum! Explore a virtual museum in room-scale VR: see famous sculptures in full, 1:1 scale and see famous paintings without the limitations of glass and security guards.






1943 Berlin Blitz
1943 Berlin Blitz -In September 1943, a BBC reporter boarded a plane on an allied bombing raid over Berlin. The incredible recording he returned with forms the basis of this breathtaking experience by BBC Northern Ireland and Immersive VR Education, putting you inside a Lancaster bomber as it navigates a most dangerous journey.
Colosseum VR
Colosseum VR -Come and visit the Roman Colosseum! This guided tour will take you through its rise and downfall, bring you face to face with gladiators, and allow you to experience the glory of Roman architecture like never before.
Approximate Runtime: 30 minutes
The Dawn of Art: A Journey through the Chauvet Cave
The Dawn of Art -Explore the Chauvet Cave 36,000 years ago, with Daisy Ridley’s voice as your guide. It’s in the Ardèche gorges, in the south of France, that our ancestors drew humanity’s first masterpieces, giving life to their beliefs. Maybe you will also meet the cave bear…
Approximate Runtime: 20 minutes
Nefertaru: Journey to Eternity, A Tombscale VR Experience
Nefertari: Journey to Eternity -For the first time ever, step inside Nefertari's tomb and immerse yourself in the story of its art, history, construction, and mythology through interactive elements.
Approximate Runtime: 20 minutes



Social Sciences

After Solitary
After solitary -The story of a man's life after solitary confinement.
Google Spotlight: Age of Sail
Age of Sail VR is the story of William Avery (Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours. Directed by ACADEMY AWARD-winning filmmaker John Kahrs.
Approximate Runtime: 10 minutes
Allumette tells a story about love, sacrifice and a deep bond between a young girl and her mother.
Approximate Runtime: 20 minutes
Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience
Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience -In this immersive virtual reality experience from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, spend days in the life of someone who can no longer afford a home. Interact with your environment to attempt to save your home and to protect yourself and your belongings as you walk in another’s shoes...
Approximate Runtime: 10 minutes
The Book of Distance
The Book of Distance -In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Japan and began a new life in Canada. Then war and state-sanctioned racism changed everything—he became the enemy. His grandson leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.
Approximate Runtime: 30 minutes
Cosmic flow: A Relaxing VR Experience
Cosmic Flow is a relaxing visual experience, an audio-visual massage for the mind, a kaleidoscopic meditation.
Approximate Runtime: 15-30 minutes
Gerrymander Madness: The Anti-Democracy VR Game
Gerrymander Madness places gamers into a fictional North Carolina legislator's office and allows them to manipulate the districts of a state map to gain political advantage for a chosen party.
Google Earth VR: Now with Street view
Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower.
The Marvellous Machine
The Marvellous Machine is a fifteen minute narrated journey in VR that lets you explore the inner workings of your mind and experience new perspectives.
Approximate Runtime: 15 minutes
Meditation VR
Meditation VR is a series of high-fidelity meditation experiences. You are guided by a meditative voice uniquely tailored to the environments to help ease you into this truly immersive experience.
Approximate Runtime: 15 minutes
The Rose and I: Penrose Studios
An immersive, animated VR film. Crafted by the artists, animators and storytellers of Penrose Studios, “The Rose And I” is about loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Come meet a lonely Rose living in the unlikeliest of places, and join her as she transports you to a brand new universe.
Approximate Runtime: 5 minutes
Speech Trainer
Speech Trainer is a virtual auditorium where you can learn to overcome your fear of public speaking by addressing a virtual audience.
U Turn
UTURN innovates by placing the viewers in the middle of two intertwined stories, told from a female or a male character perspective. Viewers can choose what perspective to watch at any time. Only the scene being looked at can be heard through a unique spatial sound design. Whatever they miss changes their perspective on the overall story.
Self-Knowledge VR by Aerolito'
Self-Knowledge VR -A virtual reality experiment that aims to promote awareness on the benefits of self-knowledge to our brain. We present a series of tasks based on real-world psychological theories that collect and interpret your data while playing, providing you with insights about yourself that you can further explore.




3D Organon VR Anatomy
3D Organon VR Anatomy is an interactive human anatomy application featuring all 15 body systems. You can now learn and teach anatomy with over 10,000 realistic anatomical models/structures sided with quality definitions per body structure and over 1,000 detailed micro anatomy structures.
LAB Training VR PPE Edition CDC Lab Training VR PPE Edition- This CDC basic-level course is designed to enhance laboratory scientists' ability to identify how personal protective equipment (PPE) can help reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous materials, prevent transmission of infectious agents, and demonstrate how to don and doff PPE in the correct order to minimize contamination and potential exposures. This course empowers learners to apply knowledge and practice selecting the appropriate PPE and properly donning and doffing it in a virtual museum. It concludes with a final exam in a virtual laboratory.
Lab Training VR Biosafety Cabinet Edition CDC Lab Training VR Biosafety Cabinet Edition- Step into a virtual laboratory and learn how to work safely in the first-ever Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) virtual reality (VR) laboratory training course. This course enables learners to apply knowledge and practice setting up a biosafety cabinet (also known as a biological safety cabinet, or BSC) in a virtual laboratory in order to identify the major parts, demonstrate how to maintain positive airflow, demonstrate how to prepare for work, apply safe-work practices, demonstrate how to decontaminate and shutdown, and conduct emergency shutdown procedures of a Class II Biosafety Cabinet. This course is developed for laboratory professionals and supplements the existing CDC eLearning course on the same topic found on the CDC Lab Training page.
Kellogg's Gut Bacteria Reef The Kellogg’s Gut Bacteria Reef is an interactive VR experience designed to teach people about gut health.
The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell
The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell is an educational virtual reality experience that takes the user inside the human body.
Approximate Runtime: 10 minutes
B Braun Future Operating Room
B. Braun Future Operating Room- Experience how a surgery can look like in the future. Enter an innovative nanobot simulation and remove as many damaged vessels from inside your patient's body as possible.
Experience Colorblindness
Experience: Colorblindness- Have you ever wondered how colorblind people see the world? Now you can experience it yourself. Let yourself be guided in narrative mode, explore 3 immersive environments, try fruit shopping or painting. Color vision tests also included.
Nanome -The Future of Molecular Design - From drug discovery to chemistry class, Nanome is a powerful tool for research and education. Visualize, build, and simulate chemical compounds, proteins, and nucleic acids like never before. Collaborate remotely in real-time.
Surgera VR: surgical simulation in virtual reality
Surgera VR -Welcome to the operating room, doctor. The patient needs an urgent respiration recovery!



Math & Sciences

Antarctic Heritage Trust
Antarctic Heritage Trust -New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust partnered with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to create a ground-breaking virtual reality experience of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut. A fully immersive experience, which includes a guided tour through the hut, it celebrates what Hillary’s 23-man team achieved in their mission to further science and exploration in the world’s most extreme environment.
CalcFlow: Powered by Matrix
CalcFlow -Manipulate vectors with your hands, explore vector addition and cross product. See and feel a double integral of a sinusoidal graph in 3D, a mobius strip and it's normal, and spherical coordinates! Create your own parametrized function and vector field!
Google Earth VR: Now with Street view
Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower.
Greenland Melting
Greenland Melting -Greenland’s glaciers are melting faster and faster. To understand why, and what this might mean for the rest of the world, FRONTLINE and NOVA — two of PBS’s flagship series based at WGBH — teamed up with Emblematic Group, X-Rez Studio and Realtra to bring this story to life as never before.
Approximate Runtime: 10 minutes
BBC Home
BBC Home: A VR Spacewalk puts you at the center of the story, taking you on an emotional and personal journey while delivering beautiful, heart-stopping, and memorable moments. Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this award-winning VR spacewalk inspired by NASA's training program and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts. Home puts you at the center of the story, taking you on an emotional and personal journey while delivering beautiful, heart-stopping, and memorable moments.
Approximate Runtime: 15 minutes
International Space Station Tour VR
International Space Station tour VR -Experience the International Space Station in VR with high-quality images and learn about the inner-workings of the Space Station from the European Space Agency's Samantha Cristoforetti, holder of the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight by a European astronaut.
Approximate Runtime: 45 minutes
My'rdalssandur, Iceland
Mýrdalssandur, Iceland -Experience a realistically inspired recreation of Iceland's southern coast. Take photos and explore the world at your own pace, become immersed with some of the latest visual tech provided by Unreal Engine 4. *Please note DLC is required for VR!
Approximate Runtime: 35 minutes
Robotics in VR
Gamified solution, curriculum and content for teaching robotics in VR.
Short Circuit VR
Short Circuit VR is an electronics lab simulator in Virtual Reality. You can build your own electronic circuits with the components provided, learn basic electronics by completing challenges and just have fun while experimenting and making awesome projects!


Communication and Collaboration

Engage ENGAGE is a metaverse platform designed for professionals, event organizers, and corporations to build their own virtual worlds to provide metaverse services directly to their own clients and to build out new business models. Used extensively for virtual events, corporate communications, education, and training ENGAGE is used by clients such as KPMG US, Stanford University, Lenovo, HTC, KIA, and many other Fortune 500 companies globally to help make their virtual metaverse strategies a reality.
AltspaceVR AltspaceVR is the platform for live, virtual events, empowering artists, brands, and businesses to easily design meaningful experiences that foster community and connection.  Events and experiences, AltspaceVR contains infinite opportunities for human connection and collaboration. With this app, you can create or attend a seemingly endless array of virtual Events. Live concerts, conferences, comedy shows, festivals, tech talks, team meetings, remote collaborations with expressive avatars, spatial sound, and immersive virtual environments, AltspaceVR allows people to feel like they’re together even when oceans apart.
VR Chat Join our growing community as you explore, play, and help craft the future of social VR. Create worlds and custom avatars. Welcome to VRChat. 
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes -You’re alone in a room with a bomb. Your friends, the “Experts”, have the manual needed to defuse it. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!
Put your puzzle-solving and communication skills to the test as you and your friends race to defuse bombs while attempting to communicate quickly before time runs out!
Rec Room Rec Room is the best place to build and play games together. Party up with friends from all around the world to chat, hang out, explore MILLIONS of player-created rooms, or build something new and amazing to share with us all.
Rec Room is free, and cross plays on everything from phones to VR headsets. It’s the social app you play like a video game!
- Customize and dress up your cute Rec Room avatar to express your style
- Discover challenging, fun or straight up weird games made by creators just like you
- Try your skill with the Maker Pen, the tool used by Rec Room creators to build everything from puppies to helicopters to entire worlds!
- Join the best community - Rec Room is a fun and welcoming place for people from all walks of life!
Tales of Escape "Tales of Escape" is a series of 6 person multiplayer escape room adventures for virtual reality or desktop pc! Gather your friends and choose a story to play! Fight against the clock to solve the puzzles and get out of the room as fast as possible or take your time to experience a unique story each time.

Narrative Storytelling

Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft Dagon is a 3D narrative experience in madness based on the cult short story of the same title by the master of cosmic horror and weird fiction, H. P. Lovecraft himself. It’s an interactive portal into the world of the controversial genius and his highly acclaimed Cthulhu Mythos, open to both newcomers and long-time devotees.
Age of Sail Age of Sail VR is the story of William Avery (Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours. Directed by ACADEMY AWARD-winning filmmaker John Kahrs.
After Solitary After Solitary- The first collaboration with PBS Frontline tells the story of Kenny Moore, a recently released inmate from the Maine State Prison. Using photogrammetry and volumetric video capture, ‘After Solitary’ allows the viewer to step inside a solitary confinement cell. It premiered at SXSW 2017 and won a Jury Award, and also received the Ars Technica Room-Scale award.
Allumette Allumette is very loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's short story "The Little Match Girl". This short story was a literary tale of social justice, with Andersen highlighting the unjust plight of orphans across Europe in the 19th century. Allumette is intimate on an emotional scale - focusing on the love between a mother and her child as well as the sacrifices that people are willing to make for the greater good.
Becoming Homeless: a Human Experience This Experience is meant to be "paired" with a reading from Jeremy Bailenson's new book, Experience On Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do, Chapter 3 - Walking in the Shoes of Another. The VR provides the experience, the chapter provides the social science context and
background.  In this immersive virtual reality experience from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, spend days in the life of someone who can no longer afford a home. Interact with your environment to attempt to save your home and to protect yourself and your belongings as you walk in another’s shoes and face the adversity of living with diminishing resources.
The Book of Distance blends techniques from mechanical sculpture, film, and stage to redefine personal storytelling in virtual reality. Family archives add a haunting layer of realism. 2D and 3D hand-crafted sets reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints, evocative character design, and seamless choreography combine with surprising moments of interaction to gently whisk us across the ocean and through the years.


Language Lab This is not your standard language learning app. It’s the CrossFit of language learning apps. If you need to see grammar instructions and want multiple choice exercises to tell you how good you are, there are other apps for that. If you prefer to see an alphabet written on a blackboard in order to learn pronunciation, there are other apps for that.

 El Ministerio del Tiempo VR: El tiempo en tus manos

El Ministerio del Tiempo VR: El tiempo en tus manos- “Time on your hands” is a Virtual Reality experience in which you live from within one of the best Spanish TV series, “the Ministry of Time”. In this experience, you will be able to get into the Ministry’s Headquarters and meet forehand some of the characters of the series. In the game, you are applying to enroll the Ministry and therefore you will have to sit an exam and pass an interactive test which will tell if you are prepared enough to become a member of a ministry’s patrol. Over 10 minutes, you will stroll along several rooms of the ministry gazing around. After crossing the main secret gate, you will encounter the Cloister where you will be met by one the chiefs of the Ministry. Ernesto Jimenez. He will lead you to the office where Angustias, the secretary is receiving the candidates.

El Ministerio del Tiempo VR: Salva el tiempo

El Ministerio del Tiempo VR: Salva el tiempo -Save the Time" is a virtual reality experience in which you'll be inside one of the best television series in Spain," The Ministry of Time ". In this experience, you​'ll​ live an adventure in first person​,​ try​ing​ to dismantle the plans of the "Angel Exterminator"​ sect​ ​as they tr​y to change the history of Spain and to destroy the Ministry. ​During these 15 minutes, you will face several challenges against time that you will have to solve with ability and cold blood.

Antarctic Adventure This is a project developed by an interdisciplinary team belonging to the National University of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, seeking to expand the offer of activities and technological experiences specifically related to divulge and disseminate information about the natural and cultural heritage of the city of Ushuaia and the Province of Tierra del Fuego. Please note that this experience is in Spanish.