Virtual Realty at Audubon Zoo

Currently featuring the Gorilla Trek Experience & Swimming with Humpbacks

Have you ever dreamed of coming face to face with a gorilla or taking a dive with a humpback whale and her baby. Now’s the time to make that dream a reality...virtually.

Put on your headset, sit back in the motion seats, and be immersed in a world of critically-endangered mountain gorillas or Humpback whales. Deep in the forest, frolicking baby gorillas play under their mother’s watchful eyes. The alpha silverback protects and controls the family as subordinate males vie for leadership. With only 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the world, you’ll be glad you made this strenuous but remarkable trek. Get a rare glimpse and insight into one of the most mysterious creatures on the planet, the giant Humpback whale.

These VR experiences are educational fun for explorers of all ages.


Gorilla Trek
World-renowned primatologist, Dr. Tara Stoinski, leads us 10,000 feet up into the volcano rainforests of Rwanda to uncover the mysteries of the critically-endangered mountain gorillas.

Swimming with Humpbacks
Swim with a pod of humpback whales in live action VR in the Kingdom of Tonga on migration from Antarctica during the mating season. 


$8 per person per experience
Tickets are available for purchase on-site only at the Zoo.

The VR pods are located at the Swamp Gift Shop located in the Louisiana Swamp exhibit.

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