An interactive virtual reality experience that will allow visitors to explore the International Space Station is coming to Sawyer Yards in December.
Called The Infinite, the traveling experience is being brought to Houston by Infinity Experiences. It will be the first U.S. stop after a run in Canada.
“Houston was the natural destination as the first U.S. city to host The Infinite, not only because of the city’s deep ties to [the National Aeronautics and Space Administration], but also because of its richly diverse population that supports a wide range of cultural offerings from world-class art museums to unique traveling experiences such as ours,” Producer Julie Tremblay said in the release.
To bring the project to life, creators said they partnered with NASA and the ISS National Lab. The Infinite was based on over 200 hours of virtual reality footage, according to the release.
Guests pay $29 for the 60-minute experience, which opens Dec. 20, and tickets can be purchased online.
In addition to the life-sized recreation of the ISS, the experience also includes a cinematic virtual reality spacewalk and an exclusive art installation by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda.
“The Infinite experience is unlike any other exhibition examining space,” Chief Creative Officer Phoebe Greenberg said. “Using architectural design, free-roaming technology and commissioned artwork, we were inspired by humanity’s global fascination with space, integrating a poetic point of view of the astronauts.”