VIDEO: SF aquarium visitors have cool new way to experience marine life

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Is this the coolest nature exhibit ever? At San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, you can interact virtually with animals from all over the world. (KGO-TV)

There's something of a new reality at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. The new augmented reality and virtual exhibits opened to the public on Monday.

The first consists of two AR-enhanced shows that let visitors interact with images of polar bears, whales, seals and penguins.

The images are projected onto a 20-foot screen.

The VR exhibit lets visitors "swim with whales" using headsets custom-made for the aquarium, combined with deep diving footage.

It's the first VR microtheater on the West Coast.

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