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Virtual Reality McWane Science Center

Virtual Reality

Thrilling technology lets you explore new worlds!

Explore the galaxies, take a deep dive into prehistoric oceans, or enjoy the rush of a high-speed space trip on a Cosmic Coaster with McWane’s new Virtual Technology experience.

State-of-the-art VR technology uses a precision-controlled dynamic motion platform to take you on incredible journeys with breathtaking 360-degree views and a powerful sense of motion. The new headsets combine with vivid imagery to deliver high-definition sights and sounds that can only be described as out of this world. Gamers, older teens and adults are loving this VR experience that’s outfitted with enhanced safety features; guests are provided with disposable face covers to wear under the headsets and there’s a detailed disinfecting protocol in place.

If you’re ready to ride along with the crew of Apollo 11 as you explore the history of space flight or take a pulse-pounding trip through the solar system on a Cosmic Coaster, get your tickets today!  It’s science, learning, and fun for kids of all ages.


Ticket price:
$9 each for members
$10 each for not-yet-members

Wednesday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Apollo 11 & Beyond

Ride along with the crew of the Apollo 11 and explore the history of space flight!

Cosmos Coaster

Take a pulse pounding trip through the solar system on a high speed coaster! 

Dive in Prehistoric Seas

Experience the pristine and treacherous world of the prehistoric undersea! 

Spacewalk: Danger In Orbit

See the beauty and peril of space in amazing 360 VR!

Virtual Rush: Chicago

Chicago comes alive in this new eye-popping VR adventure!


Relive bygone feats of courage in a vintage bi-plane!