It’s the next best thing to a White House tour.
Virtual reality has opened up new possibilities for escapism that we hadn’t even imagined before now, and even The White House is getting involved with the technology, releasing a new virtual reality experience in partnership with Oculus, National Geographic and Felix & Paul Studios.
Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks is available on the Oculus Store (or as a 360 video on Facebook) right now for free, and allows virtual reality users to explore stunning footage of Yosemite National Park in California, complete with narration by President Obama himself, who also appears in the 11 minute film a number of times.
The experience was created during the President’s stay in Yosemite earlier this Summer, and has been released today to celebrate the park’s 100th birthday.
Obama was able to try out the experience too, and was pictured yesterday (as seen in the image above) at The White House looking suitably captivated by the wonder of the technology.
If the experience tickles your itch to go and explore the great outdoors, you can check out a number of US National Parks for free between August 25th -28th, and can find more information at FindYourPark.com.