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Discovery Education and Edge at Hudson Yards Present New Virtual Reality Experience

by Kimberly Inlander

Jan 9, 2024

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Destinations / North America

Family travelers with children in grades 4–12 will want to check out Edge at Hudson Yards’ new virtual reality experience, created with Discovery Education. The Reach for the Sky Virtual Reality experience explores Edge at Hudson Yards, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, and is available to students and teachers at no cost by Edge’s Reach for the Sky educational initiative to show students nationwide the power of STEM.

 

VR experience

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“At Edge at Hudson Yards, we’re all about connecting people to exciting new experiences,” said Haley Ward, vice president of sales, Hudson Yards Experiences. “With this new virtual reality experience, we’ve found an innovative new way for students to not only explore New York City’s skyline but see how STEM powers innovation through some of the most cutting-edge technology available.”

 

Available starting Jan. 10 on-demand, the VR experience can be accessed on a web browser or VR headset, with students controlling their journey and interacting with their environment. They explore a weather observation station, fly with a drone through the New York City skyline and more.

 

exterior

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“This new virtual reality experience with Edge at Hudson Yards takes learning to new heights,” said Amy Nakamoto, general manager of Social Impact, Discovery Education. “We know educators will love incorporating this innovative resource into lesson plans and that students will thrive in such an engaging learning opportunity.”

 

Teachers have access to materials and activities to accompany the virtual reality experience.

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