To Infinity & Beyond!

Virtual Reality Experience to Lift Off Into Sawyer Yards

Allowing visitors to experience life in space through modern tech.

By Craig Hayes Edited by Shelby Stewart October 4, 2021

A new virtual reality experience is coming to Houston this December. 

Image: The INFINITE 

At the heart of Houston's Historic First Ward lies the site for The INFINITE, a new virtual reality experience coming to Sawyer Yards on December 20. The immersive exhibit will allow participants to undergo life in space, submerging them in a multi-sensory physical and virtual journey. 

Created by Felix & Paul Studios, a production company founded in Montreal by directors Felix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël and Stéphane Rituit; is an Emmy Award-winning creator of immersive entertainment experiences. The group has gained notoriety from collaborations with names such as Barack and Michelle Obama, Wes Anderson, and NASA, along with their premium franchise partnerships from Jurassic World to Cirque du Soleil

Sawyer Yard's forthcoming experience includes a litany of things to explore like the life-sized 3-D recreation of the International Space Station, where only 250 astronauts have lived on the station itself. The experience will also include an accompanying virtual reality adventure and a cinematic virtual reality spacewalk with a breathtaking view of Earth. Additionally, globally renowned Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda’s exclusive installation will be on view, along with never-before-seen footage captured by astronauts from the 2021 Emmy Award-winning film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the largest production ever captured in space.

The INFINITE was several years in the making, opening first in Montreal, and now Houston.  “After working in close collaboration with many astronauts and with our partners at NASA and in the space industry for 3 years to bring this project to life, it’s incredibly exciting to finally be able to share that immersive experience with audiences,” LaJeunesse exclusively tells Houstonia. "It’s an incredible honor to present The INFINITE in Houston - a city that played such an important role in making this project a reality."

Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street. Open to all ages over eight years and accessible to visitors with limited mobility. Covid guidelines will be set in order to guarantees viewer safety. Tickets are now on sale.

For more information, visit the website.

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