The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA), today opened theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience, a deeply immersive virtual reality series that allows audiences to explore the wonder and majesty of the ocean through different habitats and come face-to-face with some of the most awe-inspiring species on the planet. The VR series was created by Wevr, a Venice, California-based VR studio, in consultation with NHMLA scientists.
Highlights of the three environments in the 6-minute experience include: an encounter with an 80-foot blue whale as it swims past a sunken ship; a magnificent undersea migration on the edge of a shallow coral reef, with turtles and swarms of jellyfish gliding by, and colorful anemones reacting to the guest’s touch; and a deep dive into an iridescent abyss, where hidden creatures including angler fish and squid appear with the use of a virtual flashlight.
Advanced timed-tickets are required and can be purchased online at NHM.org. Tickets are $8 for Members and $10 for Non-members. Children must be 10 years of age or older to participate, due to safety reasons and ability to follow instructions. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For tickets and info, visit the NHM Los Angeles’ website!