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Virtual-Reality Experience

  • Movie – Virtual reality
  • For 13 years of age or older.

Join us for a unique virtual-reality experience—and Canadian premiere of—First Life!

Travel back to the Cambrian oceans of 540 million years ago as narrator David Attenborough reveals the dawn of life on Earth.

Meet our planet's earliest inhabitants and explore ancient oceans.

Interact with extraordinary extinct sea creatures that are brought vividly to life: the five-eyed Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia.

This award-winning experience was produced by Alchemy VR and is powered by Samsung Gear VR.

Note: For 13 years of age or older.

Duration: 15 minutes.

VR-Experience prices below are in addition to museum admission:

  • $6
  • Members: $5
  • Taxes are not included.

Press Quotes

"Breaks new ground in storytelling" – The Guardian, UK

"Breath-taking Experience" – Daily Mail, UK

"Wonderful VR" – Wired

"Museum Experiences of the Future" – The Wall Street Journal, USA



Saturdays and Sundays

5:30 pm
6:30 pm
7:15 pm

Schedule subject to change without notice.

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