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Extinct Animals come back to life through AR at the Paris National Museum

Promotional Image from The Natural Museum of Natural History Website

The National Museum of Natural History and Saola Studio presents a new augmented reality experience bringing extinct animals to life!

The experience is called “REVIVRE, LES ANIMAUX DISPARUS EN RÉALITÉ AUGMENTÉE“, translated in English as “Relive the Extinct Animals in Augmented Reality.”

The augmented reality experience is powered by Microsoft HoloLens. The experience is open from June 16th to July 7th and lasts 15 minutes.

If you’re in France and interested, the event is open every day – including school holidays. The experience is at The National Museum of Natural History and runs from 10AM to 6PM.

The experience will be showing off animals such as the great penguin, thylacine, dodo, large saber-toothed tiger and more!

The augmented reality experience features the extinct animals coming to life in a heavily detailed and 3D model at life size.

“You are transported into the daily life and places of these animals from different continents. Sometimes finding yourself under the sea, in the heart of a Thai forest or in a peaceful African Meadow.”

The event aims to be a spectacular and immersive augmented reality experience! It will also feature an educational side, as a voice guides you through and tells you the history of the extinct animals.

Promotional Image for the Augmented Reality Experience
Source: Official Website

This experience is a great use case for augmented reality and the Microsoft HoloLens. It really shows the potential of just how practical and immersive AR can be.

Augmented reality can be used as an immersive teaching tool. For example, this event will be taking attendees back hundreds and thousands of years.

You can find out more about the experience over on The National Museum of Natural History official website.

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