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Green Planet AR experience to open in London

A brand-new augmented reality experience inspired by the BBC’s ground-breaking The Green Planet series is set to open in central London this February.

Showcasing the mysterious secrets of the plant world using pioneering new filmmaking technology, the six-part television series follows Sir David Attenborough as he travels the world — from the rainforests of the tropics to the wildernesses of the frozen north — to explore the extraordinary ways in which plants have learnt to survive in almost every environment on Earth.

The Green Planet VR experience

Work-in-progress production image captured during the making of The Green Planet AR Experience, powered by EE 5G

Now visitors to The Green Planet VR experience, which runs alongside the TV series and is free to attend, will be able to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit our planet thanks to digital botanical imagery as they travel through five digitally enhanced worlds.

Expect to see a holographic version of Sir David Attenborough interacting with 3D animated animals, and plant specimens verified by world-leading scientists from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, who also assisted in the research and filming of The Green Planet series.

Work-in-progress production image captured during the making of The Green Planet AR Experience, powered by EE 5G

Powered by EE’s 5G network, the AR version of The Green Planet is experienced using a handheld device and headphones. This allows audiences to go on a one-of-a-kind interactive journey to better understand the life of plants, which are vital to our planet’s survival.

The event is suitable for adults and children and is free to attend, although tickets must be booked in advance at www.TheGreenPlanetExperience.co.uk

The Green Planet VR experience takes place at 55 Regent Street, London W1 and runs from 11th February to 9th March 2022, 10am to 6pm Monday to Wednesday, and 10am to 8pm Thursday to Sunday.

The Green Planet

The Green Planet: the Secret Life of Plants, by Simon Barnes, accompanies the landmark series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Published by BBC Books (Hardcover), 320 pages.

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