NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville’s first, large-scale, public, virtual reality installation with custom-designed experiences created in partnership with Nashville developers, BlackBox Simulations opens to the public Aug. 19 at Adventure Science Center.
The virtual reality experience features technology that tracks a user’s physical position. This allows the user complete freedom to explore a truly immersive experience. Guests who’ve purchased indoor tickets for the Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party Aug. 19-21 are the first to experience the new virtual reality installation and will have exclusive access on those days.
The new virtual reality experience is one of the many new installations and exhibits installed at Adventure Science Center over the past 12 months as part of a center-wide innovation plan.
With six separate spaces for individual virtual reality use, multiple people will be able to enjoy the experiences at one time. With a new experience released every three months, guests have an ever-growing list of adventures from which to choose.
Adventure Science Center’s Dr. Tiffany Farmer and her team of science educators are collaborating with BlackBox Simulations developers on the creation of custom-designed, original content. The virtual reality modules they are creating combine real science exploration and discovery with settings and activities possible only in simulation. These activities may include exploring gravity by doing experiments while actually standing on the surface of Mars, Pluto, or an asteroid or learning about dinosaurs by studying a real tyrannosaurus rex.
In order to reclaim space for the new installation, Adventure Science Center retired two exhibits “Mission: Possible” and “Science of Swish.”
Tickets to the Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party are limited and can be purchased at www.adventuresci.org/eclipse.
About Adventure Science Center
For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and full-dome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.
For more information about Adventure Science Center, visit www.adventuresci.org or call Alexis McCoy, Director of Marketing and Communications at 615-669-5094.
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