Science Planet VR / AR

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New technologies like virtual reality are often expensive, complex, and time-consuming to maintain. So a few years ago, a group of former museum leaders and supporters began an effort to solve these issues. The result is Science Planet VR, a new collection of virtual reality content built for science museums and easy to integrate and maintain.


Finally, the first truly wireless VR platforms are here. No PC. No wires. It just works. Starting at just $199, these systems have low up-front costs and are easier to maintain in the long run.

Did You Know Sunsets on Mars are Blue?

And that it snows near the poles? Designed with help from NASA scientists at the Space Science Institute, the Mars Colonial Scout VR experience takes users to an unfamiliar side of Mars.


We think of Mars as red and desert-like. In reality, Mars is very cold, and, yes, it even snows near the poles! The Mars Colonial Scout VR experience introduces audiences to exciting destinations on a planet humans are likely to explore—and maybe colonize—in the coming decades.


Use your spectrometer to look for water ice at the south polar region. What other rocks and minerals will you find?


Explore the surface and take in the strange Angustus Labyrinthus region of Mars, generated from NASA data.


Uniquely Original Content

Discovering a blue Mars is just the beginning. We’re rolling out fresh new science content every quarter to the Science Planet platform. Innovative and exciting, each module will immerse the user in unique experiences.


Before the dinosaurs, weird and wonderful creatures ruled the Earth. Get up close with the boomerang-headed Diploceraspis, and meet other Coal-Age Monsters!

Engaging and Immersive

VR headsets are small, but the experiences are huge. In short, the magic of VR is the ability to recreate any location on Earth or across the universe as if you are truly there. This is an extremely powerful platform for teaching science.

Flexible Pricing and Terms

Subscribe to all content at a discount or license just the ones you want. We get the constraints of educational budgets, and we’re trying to remove  barriers to quality technology-based exhibits. Need proof? Here’s our pricing:

QuantitySingle AppAll Apps
1-4 Seats$79/month per seat$149/month per seat
5-10 Seats$59/month per seat $129/month per seat
10+ Seats$49/month per seat $119/month per seat

Other VR solutions cost tens of thousands of dollars, putting them out of reach of many education budgets. Science Planet interactives are reasonably and simply priced.


License a single app or get regular access to new interactives.


You can add a visitor surcharge or not.
Either way, you don’t pay anything extra.


We can customize VR modules to add content relevant to your audience.


Custom Experiences, Too

The next wave of VR has arrived, and that means it’s easy and affordable for educators of all sizes to build custom VR experiences. The Science Planet VR collection was built by Stage 2 Studios, experts in building educational content for clients across the country, including the US Department of Education. Now they’re making these services available to science museums large and small. Learn more at

Hurricane Maria VR experience coming in 2019

Integration Options

Science Planet VR is flexible and extremely versatile. License content for a couple headsets, or invest in a marque exhibit space—we offer solutions that fit any budget.

Standalone exhibit display option

Portable VR headsets running Science Planet VR are perfect for use in classrooms

Enhance your Current Exhibits

Because Science Planet VR apps work with wireless headsets, they can be used to complement existing exhibits like Science on a Sphere. Now you can show visitors the Martian south pole… and then take them there!

Blue Mars VR experience at Pacific Science Center


Download the Science Planet VR brochure (PDF)