Although the National Park Service officially turned 100 years old yesterday, centennial celebrations continue throughout the month, with special events happening all across the country. And the best part is that admission to all 412 parks (including national monuments) is free until Sunday, August 28.
As we mentioned yesterday, if you can’t make it out to the nearest park, there are several virtual options available for you to start exploring, including Google’s stunning interactive tours and the photographic wonder-world of Instagram. Even President Obama is getting in on the fun.
Earlier this summer, the First Family paid a visit to Yosemite National Park, and now their adventure is available for everyone to experience, thanks to a super collaboration involving the White House, National Geographic, Felix & Paul Studios, and Oculus.
Called "Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks," the 360-degree, virtual reality video features 11 different views of Yosemite—including El Cap Meadow, the Merced River, Glacier Point, and Tenaya Lake—all narrated by President Obama himself.
Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s Nationa...
Earlier this summer, President Obama and his family visited Yosemite National Park. Today, explore the first-ever virtual reality experience with the First Family in celebration of the National Park Centennial. Available on the Oculus Store for Gear VR with Rift coming soon. (Created by National Geographic, Oculus, and Felix and Paul studios)由 National Geographic 貼上了 2016年8月25日