The First Virtual Reality Centre Opens in Slovenia
The first virtual reality centre opened in Slovenia. A three-dimensional environment controlled by a computer allows you to simulate various situations in a virtual space, moving freely in it, learning the properties of the human body and objects, visiting space, traveling, playing, realizing creative projects, etc.
The idea of opening a virtual reality centre for entertainment and educational purposes belongs to the graphic designer Matjaž Celič. With the help of this centre, pupils of the basic schools, in particular, can study geometry in 3D space, make virtual walks, observe plants and animals, obtain basic knowledge of anatomy and useful information about infectious diseases and their prevention.
Currently, four workstations have 23 programmes installed. Each of the stations is connected to a separate computer that has a high-resolution graphics card. Users have virtual reality glasses HTC Vive at their disposal. These glasses make it possible to safely and comfortably move around in the virtual world.
The virtual reality centre is located in the downtown of Ljubljana, Gregorčičeva Street, 13a. It works on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Entrance fee is 30 EUR per hour. 10 minutes of renting a station cost 8 EUR. Each of the four stations can be rented for 10, 20, 30 and 60 minutes. The centre is open for adults and children (from 8 years and older). Children under the age of 12 can attend it only when accompanied by an adult.