Sailing in a hot air balloon — Teylers Museum

Sailing in a hot air balloon

Sail above the French Alps in a hot air ballon with virtual reality

Apr 30, 2016 to Aug 28, 2016

In 1783 - one year before Teylers Museum opened its doors - a long held dream came true; people could fly! The invention of the balloon by the Montgolfier brothers inspired scientists, adventureres and artists. You could say there was a real balloon-craze going on back in those days. 

Sailing in a hot air balloon

Would you like to have that special balloon-fyling-feeling without leaving ground? Come and visit this family exhibition and go on a virtual reality balloon flight over the Alps! (not suitable for people with verigo). The departuretimes can be found below. Please note that there is a limited number of flights available per day.


April 30th - July 15th  Tue - Fri 12h00 - 16h00
Sat & Sun 11h00 - 16h00
July 16th - August 28th Tue - Sun 11h00 - 16h00

The maximum flight time is 5 minutes. When it's busy you can pull a number and just go and see the exhibition until it's your turn.

Sneak preview

© image via The VR content is developed by EXO U Lab, Canada.