VR World NYC in New York, NY

4 East 34th StreetNew York, NY 10016
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Who knew you could transport yourself to alien worlds, mountaintops, or animated adventures from Midtown Manhattan? At VR World, you can do exactly that. Put on a headset and immerse yourself in a new world filled with excitement, movement, sounds, and ultimately, fun. From games to artistic experiences, VR World allows you to interact a whole new reality right from the heart of NYC.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Virtual reality experiences last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the experience chosen.
  • VR World offers more than 50 virtual reality experiences to choose from.
  • Located in Midtown Manhattan.
  • Beverages are available for purchase.
  • Guests must be over the age of 7 years old to participate.


from VR World NYC
Come to VR World NYC, the largest attraction dedicated to Virtual Reality of its kind! Experience over 50 Virtual Reality activities in our 20,000 sq/ft facility, from 360° art movies and music videos to multi-player games and captivating simulations.

Our unique curated content changes on a regular basis as we aim at satisfying both VR World first-time visitors and VR adepts alike. We’ve developed our space with social interactions in mind, perfect for a family or friends outing. You could compete to reach pole position, collaborate to destroy aliens, cheer and monitor your friend's attempts at virtual climbing (and falling!) and take breaks to enjoy refreshments at our café. You’ll be immersed in a new environment the second you try on one of our state-of-the-art VR headsets.

Located in the heart of Midtown, steps from the Empire State Building.
Open Daily.

Hours of Operation:
• Monday: 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
• Tuesday: 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
• Wednesday: 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
• Thursday: 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
• Friday: 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
• Saturday: 10:00 am–11:00 pm
• Sunday: 10:00 am–9:00 pm

Holiday Operation Hours:
December 19, 2018 – January 6, 2019
• Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
• Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am-11:00 pm
• Christmas Eve: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
• Christmas Day: 11:00 am-9:00 pm

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"Terrible ...waste of money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2019 NEW
Staff were extremely rude and seemed like they hate their job and if you dont like it they dont care. The zombie game was off the entire time we were there because the machines got too hot!lol racing game made you puke nobody actually finished it! The staff were very unconsiderate and they treat you like they are too good to be talking to you . Very pricey ! I was at a game and i was done playing and the staff that was supposed to be there walked off to do something, i kept calling for her and no response so i took my equipment off and another staff came and started yelling at me haha really dont go!! I feel like its too early for vr needs a couple more years and more professional people! Go buy a vr set instead;)
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"Kids loved it but they’re easily pleased "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 24, 2018 NEW
Visited today as the kids were dying to come here. On entry, they took payment twice and refused to return one of the payments. Also found it very disappointing that “young children must be accompanied by an adult” and that ALL guests including chaperones must pay the same rate. You need a wristband to have a go on anything so surely if you don’t pay (as you shouldn’t as a chaperone who’s not playing), you don’t get a wristband and therefore cannot play. Nobody will say no to paying so as not to upset their children! Furthermore, considering the time of year, the time you’d expect a little happiness, more than one member of staff walked round with a bear like a sore head and a bad attitude. My children didn’t want to approach these staff for help. Maybe they would be more suited working in a prison at this time of year. This place is close to being great, but a few things need to be sorted first and then it really will be a draw!
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"Great fun for all ages at VR World"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 19, 2018
This was a 5-star experience all around! The ability of the equipment and programming to transport you into the game was simply amazing. We bought the 2-hour package for $39 and could easily have spent more time using the all-day $59 ticket. We went off-peak and did not have to wait more than a few minutes for any experience, but still did not have time to do everything we wanted to do. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Special shout out to Nadeem, who took it upon himself to recommend specific experiences and walk us around to them, and to Kevin from Tech, who patiently addressed our questions about the technology. This would be a great experience for families/groups with people of all ages as long as there are no objections to shooter games, which are the majority (but not all) of the programs.
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"3 kids , Rainy Day- Had a blast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018
It was pouring outside, I promised my kids to see some sights . Most things like this are hard with 3 little ones on my own, but it was not over crowded, and easy to get around. Staff was pleasant and helpful, I even had fun -and I'm not a gamer. I felt comfortable leaving my two older ones on their own, and me and smallest played together. We spent 5 hrs there, kids didn't get bored. Great thing to do if weather is bad, or kids need a break from sightseeing. Would be good for someone who cannot walk, or has limited mobility, with elevators and can sit in wheelchair and put on goggles. Good clean bathrooms and a drinks bar.
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Alan B
"As a senior citizen, I found it fun and interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 31, 2018
I went at opening hour on a Saturday. I had a fun time. Some assistants were helpful, others not so much (I think they are used to dealing with adolescents). .By the time I left (2hrs) there was a line at the door. Recommend for a rainy morning near Times
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Frequently Asked Questions about VR World NYC

What is virtual reality?
With the help of computer technology, virtual reality (VR) is an immersive experience in which users are teleported into a 3D World. The senses of hearing, touch, and vision are stimulated in the interactive world which the computer is the gatekeeper of. The users’ eyes are the guide and every single movement is tracked and the graphics react accordingly.

How does it work?
Users will wear either an Oculus, HTC Vive, or Samsung Gear headset. Each has a set of different experiences and teleports the user into an artificial world where the limitations are endless. Some experiences are completely hands-free and some require the use of controls similar to electronic games.

How many VR experiences can I try?
By purchasing a 1-day pass, guests have unlimited access to the 50+ VR experiences available.

How long is each VR experience?
Depending on the experience chosen, it can last from 5-10 minutes at a time.

Is there an age limit?
Yes. Guests must be at least 7 years old to participate.

If I am not participating, do I still need a ticket?
Yes. Every individual who enters VR World must purchase a ticket.

What are the hours of operation?
VR World is open Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Are food and drinks available to purchase?
Yes. Guests may purchase from a wide selection of non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine, and liquor. No food at this time. Outside food and beverages are not permitted inside the attraction.

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