STEMarts VR Stations

In conjunction with the Space Messengers immersive traveling installation, we create a 3D model of each building/festival venue and livestream the Space Messengers projection onto the virtual wall in our new STEMarts Metaverse. We are coordinating pop-up STEMarts VR Stations at schools/community spaces in New Mexico and in our partner countries to offer this unique sci-art VR experience to rural and underserved communities that would normally not have access. Students can visit these VR stations to access the Oculus Quest headsets and join a safe and private virtual reality platform that hosts our space-themed interactive virtual reality experiences. Students from around New Mexico and the world interact with the Space Messengers installation and socialize with each other, in conjunction with the live festival event.

The pop up STEMarts VR Stations will be installed in conjunction with the following events this fall:

The PASEO Festival on September 16,17, 2022. Friday and Saturday. 8pm-11pmMT (audience all ages). Location: Taos Municipal School building outside parking lot, Taos, New Mexico.

Festival Internacional de Ciencia (FIC.A) October 14-17. Thursday-Sunday. 4pm-11pm GMT. Location: Oeiras, Portugal

Global VR Youth Day in conjunction with The PASEO Festival. September 16, 2022. Friday. 9am-4pmMT | 4pm-11pm GMT (middle/high school students only). Locations: Taos High School. Penasco Theatre. Taos Pueblo Education and Training Division. Harwood Art Museum. Escola Secundaria de Sebastiao e Silva, Oeiras, Portugal, Santa Fe Indian School, Moving Arts, Espanola (more TBD).

Global VR Youth Day in conjunction with Festival Internacional de Ciencia (FIC.A).  Oeiras, Portugal. October 14, 2022. Friday. 11am-6pm, 8pm-11pmGMT| 9am-11pmMT and 1pm- 4pmMT

Global VR Youth Day in conjunction with the Guadalajara Book Fair. November 26-December 4, 2022. Exact venue and dates to be determined.

How to Participate

To become a volunteer Experience Guide at one of our STEMarts VR Stations in conjunction with live festival events you must be an adult (any age!) or registered as a STEMarts YOUTH Ambassador (13-19 years old).

REGISTER HERE to become a VR Experience Guide for a Space Messengers event.

To register your school to become a STEMarts VR Station host, email us at

Teachers can access the standards-aligned Space Messengers curriculum tool designed for middle and high school students. Students learn the science and art behind the Space Messengers installation in advance of the event to deepen the learning experience.

The Space Messenger's Global VR Youth Day will be open only to registered schools in order to create a safe space for middle and high school age students. The STEMarts Metaverse virtual reality experiences that are open to the general public take place during the festival dates listed above.

Contact us for more information.