A first look at the Oceanarium (Credit: Kidspace Romford)
Kidspace Romford’s ‘Oceanarium’ uses interactive projection technology to create a “magical deep-sea landscape which responds to users’ movements”.
Guests will be able to view and interact with virtual sea life such as schools of fish, whales, octopi and jellyfish.
For example, crabs will follow after your footsteps and fish will respond to being touched.
The room will also teach kids about ecosystems and their decisions will visibly affect the environment around them.
It all works via touch screens and built-in sensors which track guests movements.
Keeley Roper, general manager at Kidspace Romford, says: “This new project is really setting the bar high in terms of entertainment for indoor activity centres – nothing else like this exists in Europe, and we are proud to have the first at Kidspace Romford.
“This really is a fantastic way to get children excited about science at a young age, they can learn all about the ocean and its ecosystem through the interactive play.”
To celebrate the launch, Kidspace is running a contest asking people to send in their best whale impression.
People can enter on Kidspace Romford’s Facebook page or by emailing their video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner will be a guest entry in the Oceanarium’s soundtrack.
Time 107.5 FM will also be giving out prizes to listeners who call in and perform their best whale impression live on air.
Steve Allen will be taking calls between 3pm and 4pm from Monday, 2 August to Friday, 6 August.
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