Opening last year, the Milwaukee County Zoo was the first zoo in the country to unveil this Experience – a 360-degree live-action virtual reality documentary film with motion platform seating, to present an unprecedented look at mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Last summer Zoo guests who participated in the Gorilla Trek Experience shared their reactions with Zoo staff after exiting the VR Theater:
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to the conservation, protection, and study of gorillas and their African habitats, and Dr. Stoinski and the Fossey Fund team work tirelessly to protect the gorillas of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Fossey Fund’s integrated approach to conservation includes close collaboration with local governments and communities as well as with partners from around the world.
For the summer, a portion of the motion platform seating is now on the Macaque Island Deck. The price for the Experience is $6 after regular Zoo admission, with a $1 discount for Zoo Pass members. Tickets can be purchased on-site or in advance here.