Encounter Australia’s polar dinosaur in a ground-breaking Virtual Reality x 3D experience

Friday, 16 February 2018 12:00 AM City News, Media Releases, Department Updates

A polar dinosaur who roamed the Otway Ranges some 106 million years ago is the subject of a ground-breaking Virtual Reality x 3D palaeontology experience at the National Wool Museum in Geelong.

The ambitious exhibition, called The Little L Project has brought together the National Wool Museum, Deakin University, PrimeSci, and Museums Victoria to develop a ‘mixed reality’ museum experience, blending the physical and digital world for the first time.

The ‘Little L’ polar dinosaur roamed the vast river valley that spread from Australia to Antarctica, and was the size of a small wallaby.


The Little L Project – Special Events

Exclusive Showing: Come to the National Wool Museum on Thursday 8 March 2018 between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for after work drinks. Interact with Australia’s little polar dinosaur from the Otways and share the experience with each other.

Cost: $20 (includes one drink). Bookings essential, limited numbers. Book online now!


Tour in French: Experience The Little L Project and brush up on your French (intermediate level) with a tour of the exhibit in French on Sunday 8 April 2018 at 11:00am (1 hour duration).

Cost: $15 per person ($12 for Alliance Francaise / NWM members)

Bookings essential. Book online now! Bookings must be made prior to Friday 6 April 2018. Requires a minimum of 5 participants for program to proceed.


The exhibition runs until 15 April 2018.


Councillor Bruce Harwood - Mayor

The pilot research project collaboration is a ‘must experience’ exhibition.

Not only is this a fantastic experience, but the technology involved in bringing the exhibit to life was developed right here in Geelong.

Make sure you get along to the National Wool Museum before Sunday 15 April 2018 to see how Geelong’s leading the way in this space.


Doctor Ben Horan - Director of the CADET Virtual Reality Laboratory at Deakin University

People will be able to interact with the ‘Little L’ polar dinosaur, otherwise known as Leaellynasaura amicagraphica.

We have pushed the boundaries to not only allow people to interact with ‘Little L’ in Virtual Reality, but to be able to simultaneously touch a 3D printed Leaellynasaura.

The Little L Project experience will also track people’s hand gestures, allowing people to choose the colour of Little L’s skin. It’s really just the beginning of where this technology can lead – the possibilities for future development are mindboggling.




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