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You read that correctly. The Kimmel Center opens its 6-week, FREE art installation entitled Swing @ the Kimmel – a new virtual reality experience in the Commonwealth Plaza. Collaborating with Thrill Laboratory and “Thrill Engineer” Professor Brendan Walker, visitors are invited to enjoy a classic childhood swing set experience combined with VRtechnology and imaginative designs.
I would be lying if I didn’t say I was nervous. In fact, I had lots of questions not only about what I would be seeing but if it was safe for persons over a certain weight.
I don’t usually test out VR experiences because I am claustrophobic and something about feeling out of control frightens me. It was a fun experienced that reminded me of just how much I loved swinging as a kid.
Swing @ the Kimmel hours of operation:
The Swing is available until February 24, 2019 in the Commonwealth Plaza of the Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Participants must be 10 years or older, 50” or taller, and less than 280 lbs. Waivers will be provided on site.
3 unique virtual playgrounds to choose from for a variety of experiences
FREE with a $5 suggested donation. Participants will be encouraged to donate by texting K-I-M-M-E-L to 444999. Donations will directly impact children from all over the region by going directly to the Kimmel Center Education department and institutional initiatives
Swings will be available for general use without virtual reality headsets by guests any time during normal building operating hours not explicitly listed as Swing @ the Kimmel times
Add this to the list of reasons to visit Philadelphia.