This page highlights developments and uses of VR tours as part of our Virtual Ice Explorer project

Currently, there are seven VR tours available as part of Virtual Ice Explorer. The entire collection can be seen at the Virtual Ice Explorer site, with four of the highlights linked below.


Join one of the Byrd Center’s expeditions to Mount HuascarĂ¡n in Peru to retrieve the highest elevation ice core collected from the Southern Hemisphere at

Screenshot of HuascarĂ¡n VR tour


Visit Kelleys Island in Lake Erie to explore the region’s bedrock, observe features that document past levels of this Great Lake, and step into a dramatic glacial feature created during the most recent ice age at

Screenshot of Kelleys Island VR tour


Explore the largest ice-free region of Antarctica, called the Dry Valleys, with Byrd Center scientists at

Screenshot of Dry Valleys VR tour


Join National Park Service staff as they conduct monitoring on the Kennicott Glacier in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve at

Screenshot from Kennicott VR tour