Virtual reality projects

Immersive experiences to preserve history and culture

Explore immersive digital preservation projects from the University Libraries of the University of Nevada, Reno. Download and enjoy our curated selection of original virtual reality applications.

Screenshot of the Hidden Cave Experience

Hidden Cave Experience

Hidden Cave is a cultural and scientific treasure located in Fallon, Nevada. You can now visit Hidden Cave in virtual reality. The Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience includes a tour of the cave, artifacts, and multimedia information about the site.

Map of Reno street art from the virtual reality application.

Reno Street Art VR Project

This project was created by the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno to digitally preserve Reno’s ephemeral street art.

Screenshot of the baskets virtual reality museum.

Virtual Museum of Native American Basketry

This VR experience hosts over 100 Native American Baskets woven by Native American Indians from over 25 different tribes spanning from the Great Basin into California, Oregon, Nevada, and other western states. It was a multi-faceted collaborative project in partnership with the Anthropology Research Museum of the University of Nevada, Reno.


Coming soon: Seven Magic Mountains

Experience the Seven Magic Mountains in virtual reality. The 35ft-tall, stacked boulders are a public art installation designed by internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. It is located near Jean Dry Lake approximately ten miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. The project is a collaboration between University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Nevada Museum Art.