Climb Mt. Rushmore in VR with CyArk

The non-profit launches first of many public VR experiences

by Makenna Murray
August 22, 2016

Oakland, CA—CyArk will be presenting its first ever public Virtual Reality Experience on the National Mall on Saturday, August 27 from 10am- 6pm at Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC.

Featuring live music, storytelling and other activities, the day-long Family Festival features over 20 different activities for a day of learning and exploration on the National Mall. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to scale Mount Rushmore in Virtual Reality and get a one-of-a-kind view of the site only afforded to a select group of National Park Rangers! Additional Activities will include 3D printing and virtual trips to National Parks using Google Cardboard.

All who participate in the VR experience will receive a free Google Cardboard viewer along with fun activities to continue their adventures from home.

Attendance is FREE for ALL!

Mount Rushmore is one of many experiences being created by CyArk. Three experiences, spanning CyArk’s global archive of over 200 sites, will be unveiled to the public at the end of 2016 and will be made available for free.

WHEN: Saturday, August 27 from 10am- 6pm

WHERE: Constitution Gardens, National Mall, Washington, DC


About CyArk:

CyArk is an international nonprofit organization that uses 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, and traditional survey techniques to create an online, 3D library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression, or ravaged by the passage of time. Spurred by the Taliban’s destruction of the 1600 year-old Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure that the world’s collective heritage is available to future generations, while also making it uniquely accessible today.



Makenna Murray

Development Officer

(510) 761-7216