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Skin and Bones App

Watch a vampire bat skeleton pull itself off the mount and run away, or an extinct Steller's Sea Cow materialize in the flesh. These are only two of a number of 3D digital experiences available when using the app in the exhibit.

The technology used in this app is known as Augmented Reality and it superimposes a virtual world onto the physical one. You can also test your natural history skills playing games. Try identifying a bat by its call, like telling a robin apart from a bluebird. There is also plenty of high quality video to entertain and transport inquisitive minds to the environments of the animals, explain ideas in ecology, biogeography and evolution, or introduce scientists who work at the Smithsonian.

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