Visitors to Miami’s new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, that opened May 8th 2017, will be able to delve deeper into some of its marine inhabitants thanks to a brand new interactive exhibit designed by Interspectral.
Using Inside Explorer technology, 3D X-ray scans of the same sharks and rays that are swimming in the aquarium tanks next door will allow visitors to better appreciate their amazing physiology and gain a better understanding of how they function.
VIRTUAL SHARK DISSECTION
The visitors to the aquarium will be able to “virtually dissect” the sharks on large touch tables by making simple gestures to manipulate, zoom and see through layers of the 3D X-ray scans.
INSIDE EXPLORER FOR AQUARIUMS
Inside Explorer is already used by many museums and science centres to create interactive learning experiences based on scientific 3D content, ranging from human anatomy and animal physiology to insects, mummies and meteorites. The Frost Science project, however, is the first time an aquarium has taken advantage of the technology.
GIVING EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO RESEARCH MATERIAL
Through an exclusive collaboration with Professor Gavin Naylor of the University of Florida Interspectral can offer an extensive collection of 3D scans of sharks and rays, for public exploration and education.
Aquariums worldwide can now also access this research material, which is interpreted for public access, enabling visitors to better understand their live collections.
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Frost Science, Miami is the first aquarium institution worldwide to take advantage of this new content and create a unique aquarium experience like never before.
Are you an aquarium professional curious to understand how Inside Explorer can be used to create new visitor experiences? Please contact us and we would be pleased to arrange a live demonstration for you.