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Critical Distance with Southern Resident Orcas

Ocean Week Ottawa


June 2nd - June 9th
Ottawa, Ontario

Join a pod of endangered Southern Resident orcas in this augmented reality experience called Critical Distance. 

Dive into the Pacific Ocean’s Salish Sea and interact with a pod of Southern Resident orcas.  

Critical Distance, an amazing augmented (AR) experience, presents the story of Kiki, a five-year-old orca, and her pod. Witness the impact of aquatic noise pollution on the whales’ ability to hunt, communicate with one another, and survive.   

Presented during Ocean Week, Critical Distance encourages visitors to become ambassadors for marine conservation and the survival of the endangered Southern Resident whales. 

A headset is provided for this AR experience.
Age requirement: 10 years+.
Maximum of eight participants.  

 Duration: 15 minutes.  

Each 15-minute AR experience is limited to eight participants and subject to availability. To secure a timed spot, head to the Stone Wall Gallery to pick up a time card from 9:45 am to 3:00 pm (with a break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm). Note: on June 5 the last presentation will be at 1:45 pm. Presentations from 10 am to 4:30 pm, as well as Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The AR experience takes place in the Bugs Alive exhibition.  

Cost: Free with museum admission.  

Available in English and in French.   

This experience was created by Vision3 in partnership with Microsoft. 

 


Details

Address:
Canadian Museum of Nature, McLeod Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Cost:$$
Format:In-Person
Category: Presentation, Interactive Event, Indoors, Education & Interpretative Exploration, Other
Region: Northern Quebec and Ontario
Audience: Kids & Families, Adults
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, English, French

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