By Kathy Chouteau
An out-of-this-world experience has arrived at Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion, ready for your exploration. Space Explorers: The Infinite is an hour-long immersive experience, where participants can take an interactive journey to space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), per Infinity Experiences, a joint venture.
The otherworldly experience, which opened yesterday in Richmond, is open to the community Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) on select dates throughout October and November.
Organizers say that, as part of the NASA-inspired experience, participants can explore a walkable 3D model of the ISS; view the first-ever spacewalk to be captured in cinematic virtual reality; take in awe-inspiring views of Earth while feeling the immensity of space; join astronauts and see their daily amazing adventures; and check out art from renowned Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda.
“The Infinite is the world’s largest collective immersive experience about life in space,” said organizers, adding that it includes “scenes and footage from the Emmy Award-winning immersive series, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the largest production ever filmed in Space, produced in association with TIME Studios.” Check out a video of the experience here.
Tickets (per person) are $54/adults; $29/children 8-12; $44/students; and $49/group bundle of six or more people. The age requirement to participate is 8 and over. Click here to purchase tickets and to reserve a time slot on an available day on the calendar. The Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.