The fun and excitement of educational virtual reality and augmented reality have come to the Mount Isa City Library for the school holidays.
Until Friday, July 12, school children can book in for a session to use the City Library's VR headset or take part in its AR experiences.
Library Coordinator Lois Huston said the library had borrowed a top-of-the-line VR headset from the State Library of Queensland and would be running sessions where participants can play "The Lab" video game, experiencing mini-games where they can explore the Solar System, go inside the human body, teleport from place to place on Earth, and even climb over mountains.
"We're really excited these July school holidays, because we're focusing on new technology," Mrs Huston said. "We're taking four people each session, because we've only got one headset per person and we want everyone to get the best experience possible. We want locals to be able to experiences some new technologies for fun and for free."
There will be three VR sessions during each week of these school holidays - on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am-11am and from 11am-12pm.
Bookings need to be made for each session, and the experiences are recommended for children aged 9 and up. Adult supervision is required for children aged under 12.
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