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Natural History Museum to Host Attenborough VR Experience

Having been linked to virtual reality (VR) for over a year now, Sir David Attenborough’s First Life experience will make it’s public debut at the Natural History Museum, London, this month. With Attenborough as your guide you’ll embark upon a journey to meet some of the Earth’s earliest inhabitants.

Collaborating with Atlantic Productions, Attenborough’s First Life takes the viewer on an exploration adventure in Cambrian period seas. Viewers will witness extinct creatures such as the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny Hallucigenia. In order to bring to life ancient sea creatures that roamed Earth’s oceans more than 500 million years ago, First Life makes use of the mobile VR head-mounted display (HMD), Samsung Gear VR.

Sir David Attenborough's First Life

Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to challenge the way people think about the natural world – its past, present and future.” “We know virtual reality can transport us to impossible places, and this is a compelling example of where technology can really change the way we experience museums and their collections.”

According to GearVR.uk, the event will begin on 19th June 2015, and will run for one week. Tickets to the exhibition are priced at £6.50 GBP for adults, with Members and Patrons priced at £4.50. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Attenborough’s VR collaborations with Atlantic Productions.