A new virtual reality (VR) exhibition at Yorkshire Museum in the UK has opened allowing visitors to feed dinosaurs. As part of the unveiling broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough attended the exhibition.
The ‘Jurassic World’ exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum invited visitors to travel back through 150 million years of Yorkshire history to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited. Taking visitors from the depths of the deepest part of the ocean to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows, visitors will be able to meet dinosaurs and sea monster that once roamed the landscape. Thanks to the latest technology and research, the exhibition aims to bring visitors closer then ever before to the history of the dinosaurs including a chance to feed one.
Created by Immotions Manchester Studio, the educational VR content takes a user back to the late Cretaceous Period where they will be up close with a fully scaled Argentinosaurus. Here, using a HTC Vive, they will be able to reach out and feed the stunning creature as it goes about its life only a few feet from the user. As part of the unveiling event for the exhibition Sir David Attenborough attended and was even able to feed said dinosaur himself, experiencing the immersive wounder that is VR.
Martin Higginson, Executive Chairman of Immotion Group, said: “We are delighted to work with The Yorkshire Museum and put our immersive VR experience at the centre of this new and exciting Jurassic World exhibition. We were also very happy to see Sir David Attenborough, who is nothing short of a national treasure, open the exhibition. We hope that this unique and interactive display inspires a new generation of palaeontologists and natural historians.”
This is not the first time Sir David Attenborough has been embracing the latest in VR technology as he in involved in a VR experience titled Hold The World where users can get one-on-one time with him and explore a number of rare fossils.
The ‘Jurassic World’ exhibition is now open at the Yorkshire Museum and is a long term exhibition and will be open for at least the next two years.
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