Winter is here and while there are all kinds of snowy-outdoor activities to enjoy this time of year, it's also really nice to have some indoor options; and it seems like the Grand Rapids Public Museum always has something awesome up their sleeve -- this weekend is no exception.
The Museum is debuting a virtual reality experience you don't want to miss on Saturday. It's a new virtual reality and touch screen experience called "Meet Finny." Finny is the Museum’s 1905 finback whale skeleton that hangs above the first floor Galleria.
Christie Bender walked us through the touch screen experience which teaches visitors about how Finny came to reside at the Public Museum. They can also learn more about fin whales in general.
Brian Knapp with Externa CGI talked more about what visitors will experience once they put on the virtual reality goggles. "Visitors will see Finny swimming around as you stand on the ocean floor, and learn about whale anatomy through the layers of its body.
"As visitors look through the headset, small targets will be seen on the whale, that allow users to click and learn more about fin whales. Learn about Finny’s blubber layer, internal organs and skeleton!"
"Meet Finny" was created through a local partnership with Externa CGI and Freshwater Digital.
Click here to learn amore about the Public Museum and the Meet Finny experience.
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