Science Planet VR / AR

Innovation, Made Easy. Image of girl holding VR headset with Science Planet content. Nickname: Rowie. Age: 10. Favorite Animal: Horse. Dream Career: Zoologist.

New technologies like virtual reality are often expensive, complex, and time-consuming to maintain. So a few years ago, a group of former museum leaders and supporters began an effort to solve these issues. The result is Science Planet VR and custom AR solutions, built for educators to be easier to integrate and manage.

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Finally, the first truly wireless VR platforms are here. No PC. No wires. It just works. Starting at just $199, these systems have low up-front costs and are easier to maintain in the long run.

 

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Enhance your exhibits with exciting augmented reality content

In a recent survey, many people said museums can best improve existing exhibits by adding new technology like VR or smartphone interactions. And over half want a mix of traditional and technology-based content in new exhibits.

Augmented reality (AR) solutions breathe life into older exhibits by combining 3D, animated, or video content through a tablet or phone. We’re helping clients like Pacific Science Center and Orlando Science Center build innovative AR experiences that enhance existing exhibits and boost interaction with new exhibits.

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Did You Know Sunsets on Mars are Blue?

And that it snows near the poles? Designed with help from NASA scientists at the Space Science Institute, the Mars Colonial Scout VR experience takes users to an unfamiliar side of Mars.

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We think of Mars as red and desert-like. In reality, Mars is very cold, and, yes, it even snows near the poles! The Mars Colonial Scout VR experience introduces audiences to exciting destinations on a planet humans are likely to explore—and maybe colonize—in the coming decades.

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Use your spectrometer to look for water ice at the south polar region. What other rocks and minerals will you find?

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Explore the surface and take in the strange Angustus Labyrinthus region of Mars, generated from NASA data.

Uniquely Original VR Content

Discovering a blue Mars is just the beginning. We’re rolling out fresh new science content every quarter to the Science Planet platform. Innovative and exciting, each module will immerse the user in unique experiences.

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Before the dinosaurs, weird and wonderful creatures ruled the Earth. Get up close with the boomerang-headed Diploceraspis, and meet other Coal-Age Monsters!

Flexible Pricing and Terms

We get the constraints of educational budgets, and we’re trying to remove  barriers to quality technology-based exhibits. 

Other VR and AR solutions cost tens of thousands of dollars, putting them out of reach of many education budgets. Science Planet interactives are reasonably and simply priced.

Custom Experiences, Too

The Science Planet VR collection was built by Stage 2 Studios, experts in building educational content for clients across the country, including the US Department of Education. Now they’re making AR and VR services available to science museums large and small. Learn more at stage2studios.com/education.

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Hurricane Maria VR experience coming in 2020

Pair with your Current Exhibits

Because Science Planet VR apps work with wireless headsets, they can be used to complement existing exhibits like Science on a Sphere from BWC Visual Technology. Now you can show visitors the Martian south pole… and then take them there!

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Blue Mars VR experience at Pacific Science Center