ne of the most fascinating parts of history is discovering long-extinct creatures. From the creatures who lived as fossil form to those whose descendants continue to roam the Earth today. As we unfortunately can’t travel back in time 500 million years to see these extinct creatures, a new augmented reality app brings their habitats into our homes. The exciting new app, named Museum Alive is narrated by beloved natural historian David Attenborough.
The new augmented reality app is an extension of the David Attenborough documentary Natural History Museum Alive, which takes an immersive look at the creatures that inhabit the famed London museum after dark. The Museum Alive app enables users to take a deep dive into the lives of three long-extinct creatures. Users can learn more about the dimorphodon, a pterosaur from the Jurassic period, an opabinia, an alien-looking deep sea dweller and the smilodon, a prehistoric saber-toothed tiger.
The app currently features three extinct creatures, however the app developers have expressed that there is more to come, including the dodo. The Museum Alive app is embedded with augmented reality technology, which brings the creates to live and allows users to explore their habitats. Users will get to experience what the Earth was like millions of years before humans walked it. The augmented reality technology used creates an incredible combination of animation and 3D models which are scientifically accurate, to develop this immersive AR experience.
Also featured in the Museum Alive app is photos and video footage from David Attenborough’s natural history career. The app was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, to bring a trip to the museum into users' homes in an immersive augmented reality experience. The app is currently available on iOS devices and costs just $2.99