Now boarding flights to the age of the dinosaurs, and to explore the late Jurassic period. Guests are invited to soar to new heights, and visit some of the famous dinosaurs of the time period like the Stegosaurus and Brontosaurus. Get virtually transformed into a late Jurassic pterosaur, a Kepodactylus, and earn your wings in this age of dinosaurs!
Birdly is TELUS Spark Science Centre's FIRST VR experience! It is a unique experience, as it is designed to take guests on a trip to the sky. Birdly has not only visual sensations, but also aural and haptic sensations that give the each flyer an all-encompassing experience of flight.
Birdly tickets can be reserved for $5, online or onsite (at the front desk).
Your flight experience, from start to finish, is about 5 minutes: a 2-minute briefing followed by a 3-minute fly around the prehistoric skies!
Yup. Guests can reserve a time on Birdly for $5, either online or at the front desk.
It’s all about the wingspan! If your wingspan is 52 inches / 132 centimetres wide, you can ride Birdly (that's fingertip to fingertip) . Baby birds and anyone wanting to remain firmly on the ground can watch the flight cam, which shows exactly what the rider is seeing.
Rarely do Birdly fliers get dizzy or motion sick, which occurs your inner ear is confused because what you see doesn’t match what you feel. On Birdly, your physical motions match what you see on the VR headset, so there’s no cause for inner ear complaints.
On the other hand, Birdly flights are so realistic that you may feel vertigo, shock and even fear! However once your brain realizes that you are perfectly safe (and on the ground), it quickly turns to exhilaration and awe.
You can always signal to the operator that you’d like to stop the ride and exit at any time.
The magic of flight! Spark’s inaugural Birdly experience is set in the Jurassic, so you’ll fly through the age of dinosaurs. As you move your arms/ wings to control the flight, the VR headset displays a breathtaking panorama of life from the skies.
Birdly is a permanent addition to the Spark Science Centre, and will be giving thrilling flights for years to come.
Birdly is not suitable for the visually impaired. Those with mobility issues may require assistance from a caregiver to get on and off Birdly.