Virtual reality offers an exciting new way to increase guest participation and generate excitement for the museum and its exhibits. Guests will learn more about an exhibit than they ever dreamed– virtual reality allows guests to truly step inside of an exhibit. Instead of looking at pictures or watching videotape, guests step inside and actively explore new worlds such as foreign countries, ancient societies, a computer, or the human body. Museum learning in virtual reality is extraordinarily compelling, an excellent addition to any exhibit.

An exhibit based on the remains of dinosaur bones is brought to life in virtual reality, with guests observing the dinosaur’s habitat, watching them feed, and even running from (!) carnivorous dinosaurs. Traditional museum exhibiting supplemented by virtual reality is truly powerful learning tool surpassed by nothing else.  In the eternal quest to teach, engage, and fascinate, museums today have a unique historic opportunity to introduce virtual reality in the context of their museums, an unparalleled opportunity to enhance the image, reputation, and relevance of museums today.

Supplementing an exhibit with virtual reality greatly increases guest interactivity with it. They literally become a part of the exhibit. Guests pilot a virtual reality version of an aircraft or submarine being exhibited, landing in Paris among cheering throngs in Charles Lindburg’s Spirit of St. Louis, or searching for German U-boats in World War II. An exhibit based on computer technology now allows guests to travel inside of a computer to understand how it works. In virtual reality, we are limited only by our own imaginations.

Museum Education

Virtual reality can become a valuable part of museum education, bringing great interest and excitement to a museum’s educational efforts. A virtual reality lab is the ultimate learning resource for museum students. The lab is used similarly to the way today’s computer and language labs are used. Classes, at different parts of the day, use the lab to supplement traditional learning. A rapidly growing library of courseware allows virtual reality learning to be enjoyed by dozens of different classes.

Portable virtual reality allows museum education departments to (literally) take the museum to area schools and special events to capture attention and get students and teachers alike involved with museum education programs.



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