Have you heard about the Van Gogh Immersive Experience in cities all around the country? This real-life exhibit of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings takes you into the world of more than 300 of his most well-loved works of art. Recently we took a quick trip to Cincinnati to experience this art exhibit and now I’ve got some tips for your visit.
Van Gogh Immersive Experience
The Van Gogh Immersive Experience is happening in cities all around the country. If it’s not in your area yet, it’s coming! So check out the current exhibits and where it’s coming next.
The Van Gogh Experience occupies over 30,000 square feet and is the largest immersive experience in the country. The experience is divided into several parts and there are things to experience in each section.
Learn about his early life, family, and sunflower series in the first exhibit area.
See 3D adaptations of some of his most famous paintings in the next exhibit area.
The next area is the full immersive experience. Step into the full world of Van Gogh with music, color, and paintings that come to life. The show is projected on every surface around you and makes you feel as though you have stepped directly into a Van Gogh painting. Throughout the experience, you enjoy music that relaxes you and brings the paintings to life.
Finish your experience with your own contributions to the world of art.
There is an opportunity to purchase additional Virtual Experiences before you exit through the gift shop area.
Things to Know
- Buy your timed tickets online before you arrive.
***If you are going with a family or group, look for discount ticket bundles. We were able to save almost half by purchasing the family ticket bundle!
- Restrooms are available before you begin your tour.
- The tour is self-guided.
- There are some seats available for the virtual reality show. The show is on a constant loop so if you arrive in the middle, just stick around and enjoy the next part when it comes on next. It is intended to be enjoyed on a rotating basis.
- Allow approximately 1 hour for your experience. This can be extended longer depending on how long you stay at each exhibit area.
Have you done the Van Gogh Immersive Experience? What did you think? What was your favorite part? I’d love to hear!
Looking for a different way to experience Van Gogh in real life?
We have visited many art museums, sculpture gardens and roadside attractions, but never have we seen a piece as large as what we found in Goodland, Kansas – a 24-foot-by-32-foot reproduction of “Three Sunflowers in a Vase” on an 80-foot tall easel – just waiting to be enjoyed when you are on a road trip across Kansas.