Regional Update: Latin America, Caribbean September 2019
Museo de los Niños Transforms
Children visiting Costa Rica’s Museo de los Niños (Children’s Museum) this summer had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the famed characters from “Transformers.” From Optimus Prime to Megatron, and even Bumblebee, the Autobots and Decepticons were part of a traveling exhibit called “Transformers Animatronics.” The interactive, 3,000-square-meter exhibit took visitors on an immersive journey with behind-the-scenes features of the “Transformers” movies, including 13 animatronics on display—which brought the characters to life—along with 15 to-scale sculptures, an in-depth look at the movie set design, 3D paintings of the characters, and a live show. The exhibit was part of the museum’s 25-year celebration programing.
Cafalandia Adds VR to Snorkeling
Visitors to Cafalandia in Melgar, Colombia, are now able to experience deep-sea diving while in a pool, all through an aquatic virtual reality experience. When guests enter the pool for the five-minute snorkeling session, DIVR, the virtual reality system, transforms the pool environment into a new world under the ocean. The visual display, along with a new underwater headphone system, ensures the auditory senses are also engaged. By combining the senses—visual, auditory, and touch—snorkelers are transported in a completely new, immersive way. Cafalandia plans to continue to evolve the content offered so visitors have new experiences to come back for; next up, an adventure to explore Atlantis.