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David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences

Multiple sessions daily

Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, and dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in virtual reality (VR) technology.

Note: The VR Experience is not recommended for children under the age 13 and people with certain medical conditions. Please read the health and safety notice before you book.

Extra Australia Day sessions

Thursday 26 January 2017
Tickets only available on the day at the Info Hub in the Main Hall
9.30am, 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

Times and prices

A man participating in a virtual reality experience.

9.30am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm, Visions Theatre

VR Experience only: all tickets $20 (booking fees apply)

VRy Experience plus A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum exhibition ticket: adult $36, conc $32, Friend $25 (booking fees apply)

Note: Allow up to 60 minutes for the experience. At peak times there can be long waits for car parking spaces.

Plan your visit and arrive well in advance of the session starting time, or use another mode of transport.

First Life

In David Attenborough’s First Life VR, visitors travel back 540 million years as Attenborough reveals the dawn of life on Earth and introduces us to its earliest inhabitants, exploring ancient oceans and interacting with extinct sea creatures.

Long-extinct animals such as the whimsically built Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia will be brought vividly alive in a fully immersive VR experience.

‘Breaks new ground in storytelling’ The Guardian, UK

Great Barrier Reef

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR uses real-world footage and pioneering technologies to shed new light on this magnificent habitat. Visitors will take a 360-degree, VR tour through the vibrant coral, darting fish and majestic sharks in this great natural wonder of the world. In a state-of-the-art submersible, Attenborough guides us through the reef.

Visitors come face-to-face with the diversity and abundance of the Great Barrier Reef, and see how researchers are using historic corals to predict how the reef will react to environmental changes. This is a feast for the senses!

‘We found ourselves jumping in surprise ... we were actually holding our breath’ The Londonist, UK

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