Meet Finny and Finny VR Experience
- Date: August 18, 2019
- Next Occurrence Aug 18, 2019
- Recurring daily
Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
- Category: Lecture/Education
At the Meet Finny kiosk, you will come face to face with Finny in the Finny Virtual Reality experience. An HTC Vive headset and hand controls will be available to put on and spend a few minutes interacting with Finny in a whale’s natural environment.
You can see Finny swimming around as you stand on the ocean floor, and learn about whale anatomy through the layers of its body. As you look through the headset, small targets will be seen on the whale, that allow you to click and learn more about fin whales. Learn about Finny’s blubber layer, internal organs and skeleton!
Additionally, you can interact with two video touchscreens to learn more about Finny and fin whales in general. Museum visitors can explore the history of Finny, how this artifact came to the Museum and see images of Finny throughout history, as well as interact with scientific findings about fin whales, including what they eat, how big they are and more!