Celebrate Earth Day From Home on Oculus Quest

Oculus Blog
April 22, 2020

It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and while we’re all staying inside, there are still places we can go to commemorate this day of environmental conservation. Whether you’re a globetrotting adventurer or prefer to find solace in nature a little closer to your backyard, VR lets you explore the wonders that our world has to offer. Today, we’re highlighting some of our favorite experiences to help you celebrate Earth Day, encounter endangered gorillas, and visit breathtaking locations—all from home and #OnlyInVR.

As part of The Great Indoors, Oculus Quest owners can score discounts on two Earth Day-themed Duo Packs now through 9:59 am PT on April 24.

The Immerse Yourself in Nature Duo Pack pairs two unique takes on natural exploration. Meditative musical gardening adventure Fujii lets you hike through three diverse biomes and grow your own surreal plantscapes. You can also relax on tropical beaches, swim through underwater oceans, and even take to the stars as you encounter elephants, giraffes, whales, and other animals in Nature Treks VR.

The Explore Earth From Home Duo Pack takes you from the depths of the ocean to the seven natural wonders of the world. Explore the vivid underwater world in Ocean Rift—a virtual aquatic safari park where you can swim with manatees and dolphins as you learn more about their habitat. Then be dazzled by Aurora Borealis, hike through the Grand Canyon, and trek the Amazon Forest in Wander.

We’ll have a new set of Duo Packs starting at 10:00 am PT on April 24, so be sure to visit the Oculus Store on Quest for the latest.

In Oculus TV on Quest, you’ll find a dedicated shelf to help you Explore Earth Day Adventures From Home.

A five-minute immersive cinematic VR experience, The Ellen Fund Presents: Gorillas in VR brings you face-to-face with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Go on a gorilla trek with the beautiful, curious endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

In Episode 1 of Everest VR: Journey to the Top of the World, you’ll follow Sherpa Tenji and Jonathan Griffith as they take you through the European Alps. Witness stunning vistas, steep drops, and big falls in this action-packed mountain sports episode. Click here to learn more about this three-part documentary.

Next, go on safari with Blend Media and get up close with bearded dragons, lions, leopards, zebras, and elephants—all in 360°.

Also in Oculus TV on Quest, you’ll find Dive Into Nature From Home—a dedicated shelf featuring eight delightful animated moments that were all hand painted and animated in VR with Quill. Dive into a mesmerizing underwater scene in “Glowing Blue” by Goro Fujita or climb onto the back of a giant sea turtle in “Turtle” by Yannis Bolman.

How will you celebrate Earth Day from home this year? Share your #OnlyInVR stories with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.