Learning

The Bryan Museum is proud to make its galleries and artifacts available to teachers and students through Virtual Reality (VR). We are confident that the Museum and its artifacts can bring the powerful story of Texas and its people to life for everyone. To make it as easy as possible to view the footage from our VR tour, it is offered in three ways:

  • Through our private YouTube listing
  • As files for your own VR headsets, or
  • Through our VR Loaner Program for those without their own VR headsets.

This special access is intended for educators for use in their classroom and as such is only available to active educators. To assist with its use in the classroom, the Museum has assembled a Resource Center with activities and resources to teach the content found on the VR Tour.

YouTube Access

Utilize YouTube’s 360 degree viewer or your Google Cardboard device to view the Guided Tour version of the VR film. See the Museum and key artifact as you take a tour alongside students.

Get Access to YouTube Content

Oculus Rift/Go, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear Access

For a more immersive experience and access to both the Guided and Self-Guided Tour versions of the film, get the files you need to load on your existing headset. Files and instructions are available for Oculus Rift/HTC Vive, Oculus Go, and Samsung Gear.

Get Files for My Headset

Don’t Have Headsets to Use in the Classroom?

Then borrow ours to make use of the more immersive experience with access to both versions of the Tour. You can check out our sets of THREE Oculus Gos for SEVEN days for classroom use. We’ll ship them to you and you are responsible for taking care of them and paying for shipping back to the Museum.

Loaner Program Details and Availability

Resources to Support the VR Experience

For activities that utilize the Museum’s VR experience and support instruction on the topics covered in the Tour, see our Resource Center. Materials are grouped by the sections of the film and include activities, handouts, scripts, additional background on artifacts, and more.

Access the Resource Center