Reach for the Sky VR

How to use the controls

Reach for the Sky Virtual Reality

Find out what it feels like to walk out into the New York City skyline and float above the bustling streets from 1131 ft in the air with this immersive virtual reality experience. Now you can visit Edge at Hudson Yards anytime from anywhere and guide your own tour of the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. Students can explore learning hotspots around the observation deck, visit a weather station for real-time observation data, and take their visit sky high with a drone flight.

Students can access Reach for the Sky VR from an internet browser or VR headset (mobile devices and tablets are not compatible at this time).


No! You can access the full experience above in interactive 3D, right from your browser. If you would like to use a virtual reality headset, use a web browser inside your headset to access the experience in the same way.

classroom conversation starters

All Ages, Elementary, Middle & High School

Find out what insights are top of mind for students after they’ve completed the Immersive Experience:

  • What was the most impressive thing about Edge at Hudson Yards?
  • Can you think of any architectural innovations that could enhance the Edge experience even more?
  • What role does Edge at Hudson Yards play in the study of weather?
  • What are the different types of weather conditions in which to experience Edge?
Companion Educator Guide

Reach for the Sky VR

45 minutes
Spark student interest in the immersive experience with this companion Educator Guide, featuring information on implementing virtual reality in your classroom, as well as project-based learning ideas to kickstart collaboration and hands-on learning.