The Dinos are back and this time they want to play!
This March and April, Kolonnade Shopping Centre hosts dinosaur augmented reality Playpark – DinosAlive Augmented Reality.
“The extremely successful Dinos Alive expo that has travelled through South Africa over the last few years has been completely revamped into a super exciting range of augmented and virtual reality experiences”, says Expo Africa Director, Etienne Schlechter.
The expo combines cutting-edge technology with some of our animatronic dinosaurs to deliver a revolutionary experience.
Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn about the T-Rex, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the Parasaurolophus by interacting with these creatures on a big screen and their phone or tablet and by gathering information from computer-generated Dinos.
The play park will feature seven of our animatronic dinosaurs in their habitats, which blink, breathe and roar.
Dinos Alive Augmented Reality opens at Kolonnade Shopping Centre on the 29th of March and will offer excellent entertainment for those who wish to learn more about Dinosaurs.
Online Dino games, colouring-in, a dino ride, Dino selfie opportunities and a range of other fun physical activities for young and old will also be on offer.
For more information, please visit www.kolonnadecentre.co.za or https://www.facebook.com/DinosAlive/.
What is virtual and augmented reality?
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a real-life environment or situation which uses your vision and hearing to make you feel like you are in another world – for example, the prehistoric one being created by DinosAlive. It’s usually done with special glasses or goggles and places you completely inside another reality, overriding your other senses that want to tell you you’re still standing in, for example, a shopping centre.
One could say that augmented reality (AR) is more rooted in the physical than VR – this technology needs a physical beacon or marker like a box, line or shape to place computer-generated imagery over it and place it in your line of vision as if it’s part of your world. So if virtual reality places you inside the dinosaur world, augmented reality puts the dinosaurs into your world.
Kolonnade Shopping Centre
Venue: Upper Level Parking Area
29 March to 1 May
10:00 to 17:00
R 65 per person
Tickets: Available at the door