Experience the thrill of traveling in space without ever leaving the Science Center.

The Pulseworks® VR Transporter™ is an eye-popping, virtual reality adventure simulator that can take you to the Moon, out for a spacewalk or zipping through the cosmos. The Virtual Reality (VR) Transporter takes virtual reality to a new level. While typical VR technology simulates the visuals of the real world, the motion technology and surround-sound audio of the Transporter will make it feel like you really are in another world.

The motion platform pitches and rolls with your movements, giving you the first-person perspective of an astronaut floating around the International Space Station or a diver exploring the ocean depths. The VR Transporter seemingly takes you there through visual, audio and motion technology. The VR Transporter accommodates up to four people per ride.

Available Experiences

Apollo 11 & Beyond

Climb aboard a massive Saturn V rocket and blast off for adventure to witness humankind’s first inspiring steps on the Moon. Learn how early spaceflight pioneers made the successes of the subsequent Space Shuttle program and International Space Station possible and helped forge a new path towards long-term planetary exploration. Glimpse how small steps will lead to giant leaps in the future as the exploration of Mars begins! Apollo 11 & Beyond puts you right inside the astronaut’s helmet!

Cosmos Coaster

Take a white-knuckle journey at fantastic speeds from the Earth to the Moon and to many worlds beyond. Your futuristic rail car careens through the cosmos to show you many VR vistas you could only dream of, including the Earth, Moon, Venus, Mars and Neptune! You will traverse through caverns, craters and valleys, see deadly electrical storms, flying boulders and behold hidden planetary treasures. The Universe is yours to explore! Cosmos Coaster VR is a commute that captures the imagination!

Dive in Prehistoric Seas

A mysterious ocean vortex carries you back in time where you glimpse amazing marine life of the distant past. As your submersible maneuvers through this strange new world in search of a time-displacing artifact, you will swim along with a massive Archelon sea turtle, marvel at a graceful long-necked Styxosaurus, and come face-to-face with a powerful Ginsu Shark! The prehistoric ocean is teeming with many strange and wonderful creatures! Dive in Prehistoric Seas places you right inside the diver’s mask!

Great White Sharks

Travel to the coast of Guadeloupe, Mexico for a first-hand encounter you won’t soon forget. Great White Sharks have never been able to survive in captivity and must normally be viewed from inside the safety of a diving cage. Their instinctive hunting behavior has caused them to largely be misunderstood as blood-thirsty and aggressive killing machines. Great White Sharks VR takes you outside the protective cage and deep into the heart of the sharks’ underwater habitat for an up-close rendezvous of wonder. Witness many surprising characteristics and mysterious habits of these highly intelligent creatures.

Santa’s Christmas Rush

It is Christmas Eve and winter winds have caused Santa to lose presents all over the city! Jump onto one of Santa’s futuristic jet powered recovery sleds and take a breathtaking VR journey through canyons of city skyscrapers and unimaginable nooks and crannies to find and retrieve the lost packages and make sure Christmas comes on time! Santa’s Christmas Rush is full of holiday tunes, fun and surprises.

Screaming Eagles

Do you have what it takes to be an F/18 pilot? If you have nerves of steel, join us for Training Exercise “Screaming Eagles VR" and be immersed in an adrenaline-pumping naval aviation adventure! Our state-of-the-art VR goggles and dynamic motion effects will make you feel you are right in the cockpit during an intense carrier launch and simulated enemy engagement, locking onto every target and scrambling to overcome obstacles and complete your air-to-air mission safely. You never know when the circumstances may change! Screaming Eagles VR catapults you right in the center of the action!

Spacewalk – Danger in Orbit

Leave the safety of the Space Shuttle cargo bay on an exciting extravehicular activity (EVA) as you tour around one of humanity’s great engineering triumphs, the International Space Station. Float high above the Earth as you take in the wonders of weightlessness. Your mission is to test out a new manned-maneuvering propulsion unit and investigate system anomalies. Experience the dangers of living and working in space. Spacewalk – Danger in Orbit VR! is pure adventure at Zero-G!

Virtual Rush: Metropolis

Careen through a futuristic city on a fast-paced aerial journey as you soar through magnificent man-made skyscraper canyons and many dynamic structures. More than a visual odyssey, Virtual Rush - Metropolis is high-tech interactive game that allows patrons to compete with other riders for the highest score! “Look Targeting” technology allows riders’ head movement to be tracked during the game, making it possible for them to collect artefacts and trigger scenic changes for points. Each rider’s score is posted for bragging rights on a leader board at the end of the ride. Virtual Rush - Metropolis brings the future to life in this new eye-popping and pulse-pounding VR adventure!


It is a beautiful day for an airshow and your flight aboard a vintage 1943 Boeing Super Stearman biplane. You will have the best seat in the house today…on the wing! Travel along at incredible speeds with a daring stuntwoman on a death-defying journey to impress the crowds. Hang on for dear life as your plane performs complicated maneuvers with no room for error to the amazement of the spectators below! Sail through the skies with skill, guts and determination! Wingwalker VR relives bygone feats of courage from the airshows of old and is a visual treat for those of us on the ground!

Virtual reality is a technology that enables you to have an immersive presence in a digital world. The experience uses high-tech, head-mounted displays to connect you directly with content inside a three-dimensional space. Rather than simply watching a movie, you can change your perspective in the scene and have your own unique experience.


$9.95 per person, per ride.
$8.95 per member, per ride.


Rides are available starting at 11 a.m. daily until 30 minutes prior to the Fleet's closing time for that day.

Young woman wearing a VR headset smiling and laughing at the Fleet Science Center
A young woman sits in a row of people all wearing VR headsets while smiling at the Fleet Science Center
Bottom up view of a NASA rocket ready to launch on a sunny day
Simulation of a person inside a command area of a rocket ship wearing NASA astronaut suit and helmet.
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