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Undersea Explorer Virtual Reality

A new virtual reality experience at Audubon Aquarium

Have you ever dreamed of swimming with a humpback whale in Tonga or diving next to a 15-foot tiger shark in the Bahamas? Now’s the time to make that dream a reality...virtually.

VR Pod experiencePut on your headset, sit back in your seat, and immerse yourself in a world of undersea adventure. 360-degree 3-D virtual reality technology will transport you to the South Pacific where you'll meet up with a marine biologist studying mother humback whales and their calves. Travel to their nurturing grounds and swim alongside humpbacks! If you're looking for even more of an adrenaline rush, you can choose the turquoise waters of the Bahamas instead and dive alongside tiger sharks and great hammerheads..

The Undersea Explorer VR experience is fun and informative for ocean explorers of all ages.


Swimming with Humpbacks
Follow a marine biologist studying mother humpback whales and their calves.

Shark Dive
Travel in search of Tiger Beach, a mythic underwater strip where some of the world’s largest sharks are said to amass.


$8 per person per experience 
Tickets are available for purchase on-site and online.


The VR pods are located on the second floor between the Penguin exhibit and Shark Discovery. 


Sessions start every 10 minutes (per pair of chairs).