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.

  • Beyond the Walls: Smithsonian Art Museum
  • Google Earth VR
  • Nefertari: Journey to Eternity
  • The VR Museum of Fine Art

List of Pre-installed Experiences

The VLC has the following Virtual Reality software available:

Title Summary
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.
3D Organon VR Anatomy 3D Organon VR Anatomy is an interactive human anatomy application featuring all 15 body systems.
After Solitary The story of a man's life after solitary confinement.
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.
Allumette Allumette tells a story about love, sacrifice and a deep bond between a young girl and her mother.
Antarctic Heritage Trust Step inside Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut.
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.
Becoming Homeless The Fundamental Attribution Error describes how we blame others when bad things happen to them, but blame the external situations when bad things happen to us. There is a misconception that losing one's home is due to who you are and the choices you make. Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience seeks to counter this belief.
Beyond the Walls: Smithsonian American Art Museum 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.
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.
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.
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. This experience is only available on the standing stations. 
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!
Church Art of Sweden A museum presentation of church artefacts and full size scanned medieval Churches.
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…
Dreams of Dali Enjoy the remarkable marriage of art and technology in Dreams of Dali, a virtual reality experience from The Dali Museum (St. Petersburg, FL), as you explore Dali's painting “Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's ‘Angelus’.” 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. 
Experience: Colorblindness Have you ever wondered how colorblind people see the world? Now you can experience it yourself.
Eye of the Owl - Bosch VR Go back in time over 500 years to Hieronymus Bosch's studio and explore his masterpiece - The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Google Earth VR 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.
Great Paintings VR Great Paintings from the Great Museums of the World in Virtual Reality. 1000 famous paintings to admire and enjoy.
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.
Home: A VR Spacewalk 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nanome Explore chemistry and the nano-scale world from a whole new perspective. Build your own molecular structures out of thin air, explore the intricacies of a DNA strand or understand what medicine looks like at the molecular level.
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.
Robotics in VR Become an inventor and expert in robotics! Construct, program, play.
The Rose and I 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.
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.
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!
Speech Trainer Speech Trainer is a virtual auditorium where you can learn to overcome your fear of public speaking by addressing a virtual audience.
Surgera VR Welcome to the operating room, doctor. The patient needs an urgent respiration recovery!
VersaillesVR: 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 initial release of The VR Museum includes 15 high-fidelity sculptures, and more are coming. In addition, two famous paintings are included, scanned and rendered in crisp detail. In future releases, both collections of sculpture and paintings are sure to expand. The artwork is arranged thoughtfully into four exhibits, each with its own theme.
 

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