Voxel Virtual Reality Parlour is a lounge and arcade that you and your friends can come to to share in the experience of virtual reality. We have six VR bays where individuals can choose which VR experiences to try out and your party can view you and monitors see what you're doing and how you're interacting with your environment. We also provide snacks, refreshments, and other amenities so you can relax, socialize with your party, and enjoy your stay. You can also arrange private 3-bay events for 6 or more people or even arrange for large special events with 40+ guests.
This is an experience for EVERYONE! While we do restrict the use of our VR equipment to those 10 years of age or above, everyone is welcome to enjoy the lounge. Although, we do ask that anyone younger than 14 years of age have their guardian present. (Guardians should be sure to complete this online waiver form for their minors before attending). We have all types of experiences for all types of people. If you're a gamer, you'll love VR. If you're not a gamer, you'll ALSO love VR. Please note, though, that some experiences do contain some violence or inappropriate language. While we can make sure you have full control of your experiences, guests in nearby bays might choose those more mature experiences.
There are all types of experiences. There are classic games, such as shooting bows and arrows, arcade style games, or first person shooters. There are ultra realistic experiences such as floating through space, diving deep into the ocean, or scaling mountains with breathtaking views. There are educational experiences such as exploring the human body or watching the orbits of planets, stars, and galaxies. There are puzzle rooms and strategy games...the list goes on and on. If you can imagine it, there's a good chance there's an experience here for you.
For first time users, we recommend you plan on an introductory experience of at least ~20 minutes. Since each bay has one VR headset and accessories to share, we recommend that you reserve an hour for 2-3 people if reserving just one bay. You'll find that it's fun to both be in VR for yourself, but also to watch your friends try out new experiences for themselves. For example, a one-hour reservation could accommodate 3 people, but if you had 4 or 5 people, we'd recommend getting two bays. With 6 or more people we suggest reserving a private room with 3 bays at the special rate of $25/person for one hour or $35/person for two hours (The 2-hr private rate has been our most popular option).
Technically, no, you don’t need to make a reservation.
However, if you want to guarantee yourself a timeslot it’s a good idea.
Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours in advance. If reservations are not cancelled with appropriate notice, the card used to hold the reservation will be charged for the full amount of your reservation.
When in doubt, follow the little black "Voxel" signs or give us a call at 612-787-7855 and we'll be happy to meet you at the entrance to the building. As it turns out, just finding us is part of the fun. Here are some detailed, albeit strangely obscure directions:
PARK ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING (other doors lock before closing time) under the water tower and near the big pink "X". From there you'll enter the larger building, pass the large "LOL" sign, go up the stairs, and turn RIGHT down the hallway. The numbers do NOT go in order. We know, it's craziness. You'll find us at the end of the hallway to the left. Just follow the sound of music and the smell of popcorn. It'll be worth the hunt.
You can either click "reservations" and make an appointment through our online scheduling system, or you can email us and we'll set it up for you. Regular private events start at $150 for a 6-person party in a 3-bay private room and lounge. These private rooms comfortably accommodate anywhere from 6 to ~15 guests
For quotes and details on Special Events or Mobile VR Events, email us at email@example.com. Our in-house event space can comfortably accommodate up to ~40 guests. You can bring your group to us for a Special Event (e.g. large corporate outings, open houses, large group entertainment, etc.), or we can bring the awe to your off-site location with our Mobile VR. Big or small, we can make your custom events stand out. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our space or visit out for some photos of the parlour and some of our Mobile VR setups at various venues.
We'll come with everything we need to make your event unforgettable.
I know it might be strange, but you'd be surprised how often we get this question. We do all sorts of events! From bar mitzvahs to weddings to graduation parties to birthdays. Just email us and we'll figure out the details necessary to make your event unforgettable! We appreciate at least a few weeks notice so that we can make sure that everything is just right for your event.
We serve St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the Twin Cities Metro Area (Ramsay, Anoka, and East Hennepin counties. There may be a surcharge for outer ring events)
Absolutely. You can walk in anytime there’s an open reservation, or you can book your reservation just like any other situation to guarantee your time slot.
Yes! If you already have a steam account set up and populated with VR experiences, you’re welcome to use your own account. However, we do ask that if you’re going to use your own account, you use it for the duration of your stay. (It may take some time to download and install games if we don’t already have them on our machines.)
Yes! We now sell 5-hr punch passes for $125 and 10-hr punch passes for $200. Those also come with discounts for guests. That comes to over $100 of savings! Give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours today!
Yes! You can find them here, or you can stop in and pick some up from our parlour.
Absolutely. We'll maintain the equipment and the space so you can focus on your software and your customers. Just contact us at email@example.com for a tour of our facility and we can discuss how we can fulfill your needs. If you're looking for customized VR development, our team can also provide those solutions for you.
Again, absolutely. We have experience setting up and working through various expos. Our trained staff will be there with you every step of the way to make sure the public gets the experience you're trying to give them. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your specific needs. You can also visit our to find photos of our Mobile VR setups at various venues.