The Smithsonian just made our fall travel list with the opening of their new AR exhibit highlighting the threat to endangered whales: Critical Distance. Using Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Unity 3D, viewers can get close to life-sized orcas and using hand tracking built into HoloLens virtually "touch" the whales.
We came across an in-person VR experience that also potentially adds Columbus, Ohio to our travel list. Dreamscape (@visitdreamscape on Twitter) has been getting a lot of high praise for its experiences that some liken their depth and storytelling to something you'd see coming from Disney. If you're near any of their locations (Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Columbus, OH; or Dubai, UAE) you should try to drop in.
Coming across more in-person VR experiences brings a smile to our faces, and this one is actually in our neighborhood so we'll have to give it a try. We're also intrigued by the brother team's stance on helping make VR feel less isolating, comfortable, and engaging. They also created a House of Horrors experience we enjoyed a few years back. Definitely a place to check out soon.