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Families can virtually fly with astronauts

Are you ready to join the world’s astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS)? With The Infinite, you don’t have to vie for a multimillion-dollar ticket aboard a private space shuttle or endure rigorous years of astronaut training. The multisensory and interactive experience — a project of INFINITY Experiences, a joint venture by PHI Studio and Felix & Paul Studios — allows visitors to virtually travel into space for a visit aboard the ISS modules.

Image: PHI

The Infinite features exclusive content from Space Explorers: The ISS Experiences — the largest media project ever produced in space. Filmed aboard the ISS, the footage was selected from more than 200 hours of film captured in 3D and 360-degree virtual reality by astronauts showing their unique day-to-day lives and the work performed during a spacewalk.

“Audiences no longer only have to watch stories about human spaceflight,” said Felix Lajeunesse, Co-Founder of Felix & Paul Studios and Chief Creative Officer of The Infinite. “We can really make them feel like participants so they can experience an astronaut’s journey from within.”

Throughout a mesmerizing hour-long journey, you can explore seven separate zones that traverse a total of 12,500 square feet. With virtual reality, augmented reality, and projections, you’ll discover life in orbit as if you were there, and have access to the personal moments of eight engaging astronauts — including Quebec’s David St-Jacques. During 35 minutes of virtual reality, you can roam freely within a life-size reproduction of the ISS and experience life in space as though you are really there.

Floor plan image: PHI

Presented at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal for its world premiere, The Infinite runs until November 7, 2021 before heading to Houston, Texas, the home of NASA’s Astronaut Program.

While families are encouraged to bring their children, the experience is only available to those 8 and up. Those under 12 have the option of exploring in augmented reality via a tablet or taking part in VR with a signed parental waiver. Please read through all of the FAQs before purchasing tickets. The experience is presented in English with French subtitles.

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Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal
2020 William St., Montréal, H3J 1R8
Public transportation: Georges-Vanier Metro is a 10-minute walk and paid parking is available at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal (limited number of spaces).

To view dates and times, see the price list, FAQs, and order tickets visit theinfiniteexperience.com.

As an added attraction, several packages including accommodation and discounts in restaurants and cultural institutions throughout the city are being offered in conjunction with the experience. To find out about the offers and discounts subscribe to this link.

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