Are you bored? Why Not Visit A Virtual Opera House or Museum
Date : Mar 30, 2020
Author : DR A Zayed
Countless galleries, museums, and opera houses have been closed due to the recent outbreak. With the current lockdown, it’s easy to get bored. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to keep you entertained why not go for virtual tours?
That’s right, even with the limited places you can visit, the world of music, art, and history is still within reach. You just need to know where to look.
Many museums and opera houses opened for Virtual Reality (VR) tours to give people the opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge from the comfort of their homes. Here is a small selection of the places you can visit where you can enjoy a virtual experience.
Why Visit These Places With VR?
With VR, you can explore everything at your own pace. It’s a completely individual experience that only you can enjoy. There will be no crowds in your way or anyone bothering you. You don’t have to wait or hurry.
While very few museums have yet to implement highly advanced VR technology, some have already tried their best to make the most of it.
List of Museums and Opera Houses Opened for VR You Can Check Out
Every modern museum tries to stay trendy. The best way to do it is to keep up with the latest technological advances. That’s where VR (Virtual Reality) comes into play.
VR gives immersion. The type of immersion that can’t be achieved any other way. It adds a lot more value than you would get simply by visiting the place. It’s no wonder why some Museums and opera houses opened for VR technology. Here are the best ones you can check out.
1. Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
Since 2016, the Franklin Institute has offered various VR experiences from deep-sea explorations to immersive movies. There is plenty to see. The best thing is, you don’t have to go there in person to enjoy it. There is plenty of content you can check out online. The institute has its own app you can download and explore with a personal VR headset. Users can go on a scavenger hunt in the museum itself, explore space, or check out the beaches.
2. Prado Museum, Madrid
This popular museum in Madrid partnered up with Google to make a one-of-a-kind VR experience. They created a project where people can explore the museum with VR and see the place as it actually is.
3. Opera House, Sydney
No need to buy a plane ticket when you can check out how the Opera House in Sydney looks like without having to go there. The Opera House partnered up with Google to create an interactive feature where users can access the location on Google Maps to take a look inside. But, that’s not all. This opera house has also recorded events with 360-degree cameras people can enjoy with a VR set.
4. Opera House, Colorado
The famous Opera House in Colorado decided to bring more excitement and openness to the whole opera experience. That’s why in 2017, the Colorado Opera teamed up with professors from the University of Colorado to create a mix of VR and AR displays to give users an immersive clip of the orchestra pit. Now the Opera House has put up online 360-degree videos that expose the inside of the theater.
It’s important not to fall behind. That’s why some museums and opera houses have already started to implement VR tech for customers to enjoy. Have you seen any of them? Let us know in the comments below.