Past Event16 Mar - 18 Mar 2018

Virtual Reality: Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

No longer available

Bruce Mason Centre

Travel back 200 million years and dive to the depths of the ocean floor in this unique Virtual Reality (VR) experience. 

Created by Erth, global leaders in the world of puppetry and makers of Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, this debut work is on for a limited time. 

In Virtual Reality: Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, young audiences will be immersed in the breathtakingly beautiful world of the prehistoric deep sea, and encounter strange and wonderful marine creatures like bioluminescent jellyfish, anglerfish and plesiosaurus.

The viewer using the VR headset remains at the centre of the action, surrounded by these marine creatures that swim about and investigate your human form. It’s the first 360-degree virtual reality experience of its kind.

Virtual Reality: Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium is part of our fantastic family programme Auckland Live Kids

A few things to note:

  • The experience runs for about 20 minutes, including an eight minute VR experience. 
  • Each child will wear a VR headset during the eight minute VR experience. 
  • This VR experience is available in conjunction with Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium, or as a stand-alone experience.
  • Experience only accessible to children aged between 6 and 16. 
  • Parents will not be permitted to enter the experience with their child. 
  • Manufacturers advise caution for children under 12 when using VR headsets. 
  • Only eight children permitted per session.

Parents need to use their discretion for their child’s participation in this activity.

Originally commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Photo credit: Charlie Kinross

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