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 play at the largest virtual reality entertainment center in the US! Voted the best place to play games (with other humans) in NYC by Thrillist. Zero experience needed. Fight a pro-boxer, jam with your favorite artists, or live out a zombie apocalypse.

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this 15,000 sq. ft multi-level facility takes you into dimensions you never thought possible with 3 action-packed floors. With more than 50 experiences featuring multi-player games, captivating simulations, 360-degree art movies, and music videos get ready for a wild adventure!

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.

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Pete C
New York City, New York
"Best Staff by a mile"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2019
Last week I took my children to VR World. The games were ok. They should definitely have more family activities and keep their games better maintained. But there are 2 more issues I had. The 2nd floor needs much better signage for the closed room activities or maybe have a monitor showing what's going on in the rooms and also the overall ambient music was just TERRIBLE. But I would still recommend this place and here's why. The activities they do have are a ton of fun...but number 1 are the folks that work there. WOW are these people ever friendly and nice and crazy polite. There was a young man running the car races in the back (I'm sorry I forgot your name dude...you're such a kind young gentleman) who was just so sweet and helpful. Most of the people working here were at least that nice. Totally worth it for the fun stuff they do have (though they need more) and the great people working there. Whoever does the hiring should really be complimented. I will return and hope that they continue developing this technology and continue expanding the activities. Bravo VR World.
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"Fun and relaxing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2019
Both me and my son had fun at VR World. The VR game sets were user friendly. I also enjoyed relaxing in the lounge area looking at movies both entertaining and educational. It was overall a fun experience.
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Jo L
Sydney, Australia
"Fun experience for adults and teens alike"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2019
We purchased two hour tickets (eftpos/credit card only). We got lucky and it wasn’t too busy, so the queues for each experience were pretty minimal, however, I understand this isn’t always the case, particularly on a weekend and school holidays. Over the two hour period we were able to partake in a good number of the experiences and even did a couple of them more than once (zombies and beam walk). However, if it was busier I think it would be worth getting an all day ticket, It was the first VR experience for us so I’m not sure how it compares, but the was more than enough to do over the two hours and the staff were all super helpful and friendly.
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El Paso, Texas
"Interesting, fun and a view of what is coming in video games"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 04, 2019
Got teenagers that need a break, this is the place! Staff is really nice and helpful. The games are also very entertaining. Place is a bit run down, but the main thing is the games and the staff
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Hawkesbury, Canada
"Okayish "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 03, 2019
This is the one place my son wanted to visit. We went in the early morning and everything was just okay. They do not accept cash which was annoying. The games were not as advanced as we expected, one even kept having a pop up of an error message. The overall feel is that the place is unfinished and will soon be amazing, however it is not amazing right now. If it’s out of your way it’s not worth it.
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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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