Is proof of vaccination required for entry?

Yes. All guests must show proof of vaccination to enter VR World!

Children: Starting December 14, children ages 9 to 11 will be required to show they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Full Vaccination: Starting December 27, 12 years old and older will be required to show proof that they have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 18+ years old must show photo identification along with proof of vaccination.

  • Proof of vaccination may include:
    • NYC Covid Safe App
    • New York State Excelsior App
    • CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
    • NYC Vaccination Record
    • An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
  • Photo Identification must be one of the following:
    • Driver’s License
    • Non-driver government ID card
    • IDNYC card
    • Passport
    • School or work ID card

Face masks must be worn while inside VR World

What do you do to keep VR World safe and clean?

Since our new flagship opening, VR World was the only VR entertainment space operating consistently with rigorous safety and public health protocols. Our venue features chemical lab like bacteria resistant epoxy flooring, corian-clad surfaces, UV light treatment to sanitize equipment, and 8 x 8 feet partitioned grids between each station.  As the industry leader in hygienic best practices since 2017.

Are there wait times for each experience?

If your goal is to do as much virtual reality as you can, come during the week to avoid wait times between experiences.  The weekends are the busiest – so expect longer wait times. Enjoy a fantastic drink at the bar or digital art in The Vault to pass the time.  We recommend purchasing an All-Day pass during the weekends for longer playtime.

How do I purchase tickets?

Although it’s always a better idea to get your tickets in advance of your visit online, we also accept walk ins. Please be sure to arrive on time at your scheduled time.  If late for your scheduled time – you may be denied entry due to capacity limitations and will need to reschedule your visit.

Are there age, height or weight requirements?

All guests must be 9+ years old to enter VR World.  Anyone under 9 years old will not be allowed to enter. At 5pm all guests must be 18+ to enter. Unfortunately, anyone under 18 years old after 5pm will not be permitted to enter or stay. Sorry kiddos!
Certain experiences (Flying Jet, Project Cars, a few others) are restricted to a maximum weight 220 lbs. and a minimum height of 5’2″

Can I use cryptocurrency at VR World?

Yes, you can! Cryptocurrencies are the future of the entertainment continuum we are building. VR World began accepting cryptocurrency in December’21. In partnership with BitPay VR World’s retail and corporate customers can now make payments with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), XRP (XRP), Dai (DAI), Binance USD (BUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Pax Dollar (USDP), Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Gemini Dollar (GUSD).
VR World BitPay

Should I bring a date to VR World?

We are really not in a position to tell you what to do, but TimeOut named VR World within 10 top NYC places for a date in 2019 and 2021. Here’s what Guest Of A Guest said about visiting VR Word “I once went on a date with a terrible guy, and still had a ton of fun!”  So, yes, bring your date. We can’t guarantee the outcome, but you’ll have a good time!

Is there a VR World?

Indeed, there is. VR World® is the trademark of VR World NYC, the largest virtual reality club in North America. The company offers a carefully curated mix of the best virtual reality games, escape quests, music and art experiences. VR World is working on a digital twin a.k.a. metaverse to share its amazing content and programming with global audiences.

Do children require a chaperone?

Yes. Any child 9-14 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone who is 18+ years of age. Chaperones are required to purchase a ticket to enter.

What is Virtual Reality?

Get ready for a life-changing adventure! VR is an immersive experience that teleports users into a 3D world. Activating your senses of sight, touch, and hearing to engage in a completely interactive journey. The user’s actions guide every single movement within the experience, which is tracked through the latest cutting edge sensor technology. Whether you’re playing a game, solving a puzzle, competing in a race, or interacting with a piece of art, you’ll feel completely immersed.

How is VR World unique?

VR World is North America’s largest immersive entertainment destination, featuring over 50 virtual reality experiences, ranging from gaming, art, and film. Tens of thousands of guests have already come through our doors and experienced how we transform VR into a memorable social outing that you’ll want to do again and again with friends and family.

How long is each VR experience?

Each experience is different, but they generally last between 5-10 minutes.

Are all VR experiences included in the General Admission Pass?

Most experiences are included in our General Admission Pass. From time to time, we offer special features that are unique experiences for an additional cost. Currently, we are showcasing The Flying Jet which is a robotic VR simulator.

Do I need to pay, even if I am not going to experience VR?

Yes! Like other entertainment attractions and museums, every individual must purchase an admission pass to enter the space, even if they decide not to participate in the VR experiences. More often than not, guests who enter just as chaperones, participate, and are very happy they did!

Should I be nervous?

Not at all! We have highly trained VR Instructors who are truly passionate about what they do, and able to help guests with each experience. They will explain the content, set you up with the equipment, and cheer you on while you in play. Just let go and have a blast!

Does the entire venue open at once?

Hours are as listed on the main page, but the club level opens 1 hour after the main floor opening and closes 1 hour before closing.

What are the most popular experiences?

Have you ever wanted to paint a canvas in 3D (TILT BRUSH), survive a zombie apocalypse (ARIZONA SUNSHINE), walk on a plank dangling 500 feet off the ground (RICHIE’S PLANK) or fly over the streets of Paris as an Eagle (EAGLE FLIGHT)? All of this and more awaits you at VR World!

How do I get to VR World?

VR World is located at 8 East 34 St. New York, NY 10016, steps from the Empire State Building. Take subway lines B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W to Herald Square or line 6 to 33 Street Station.

What are your social media accounts?

Check out what’s happening at VR World by visiting our social media channels at @VRWORLDNYC on Instagram/ Facebook/ Twitter/ TikTok


What is the difference between the 2 Hour Pass and All Day?

The 2 hour Pass allows you 2 hours of play time at VR World. Your personal QR code bracelet will become inactive exactly 2 hours after your first tap-in. The All-Day Pass allows you unlimited time in the space with the ability to enter and exit as many times as you like. Many guests choose the All-Day pass for flexibility, especially on the weekends.

What are your payment methods?

VR World is cashless! We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Can tickets be purchased at the door?

It is highly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. We do accept walk-ins based on availability.

When do my tickets expire?

Tickets expire after 90 days from the purchase date. There are no refunds for unused tickets.

What is the size of the venue?

Guests are always surprised by the size of our space! VR World has 3 levels and is approximately 12,000 square feet of pure fun.

Do you host private events?

We love to host events!  VR World has become a prime destination for corporate parties, launch events, team building excursions, and birthday parties for adults and kids. Contact our events department by filling out the Event Request Form!

Do you have food or drinks?

VR World offers a full-service bar. Grab a drink from our curated cocktail menu in between rounds of play. We currently do not serve food, although there are plenty of great culinary options in the neighborhood before or after you come from exploring with us!

Do you provide storage for my belongings?

Unfortunately, we do not have storage lockers or coat check due to COVID-19. We recommend that you travel lightly when coming to VR World.

What do you recommend I wear?

Dress for comfort! These experiences are interactive and will get your body moving.

Can I wear my glasses while in the headset?

Yes! The headsets are adjustable and designed to fit comfortably over glasses.

Can I order takeout and bring drinks with me?

Sorry, but no outside food or drinks are permitted at VR World.