A free exhibition is opening next month based around the BBC’s Green Planet TV series, and it includes a virtual David Attenborough who has been transformed into a 3D hologram.

Sir David Attenborough (c) The Green Planet Experience

At the exhibition, people will enter the show from Piccadilly Circus through a living rainforest complete with hundreds of tropical trees, plants and shrubs.

Based on the information, the rest of the exhibition sounds like it will be seen as augmented reality through a smartphone screen, as you will be handed a Samsung phone and a set of headsets to wear during the visit. The show will include six “digitally enhanced worlds” – including rainforests, freshwater and saltwater worlds, the changing seasons and desert landscapes, culminating in the human story and how we can all affect positive change.

David Attenborough in the holographic form will accompany visitors with prompts showing guests where to point their devices to see all of the augmented reality plant and animal life in all its glory, as well as offering insights on the plant life on display.

The show will last approximately 40-60 minutes and runs for three weeks from 11th February to 9th March.

To reserve free tickets, go here on 26th January.

There is no minimum age to attend the experience, although they recommend tickets are booked for those 8 years and above to ensure they are allocated a handset. Under 8’s will be asked to share a device with an adult.


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