New “Explore AR” App brings Insight to DinoTracks tour

February 16, 2022

Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed the El Paso region?

The Insights’ DinoTracks tour offers visitors a 98-million-year-old fossil discovery over five different species of dinosaurs, volcanos, and marine organisms.

Once a person-guided tour, Insights recently launched the Explore Augmented Reality (AR) DinoTracks app. With support of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the AR DinoTracks app was developed to engage families in a self-guided walking tour. The new app allows visitors to use their tablet or smartphone to see augmented reality outlines of real dinosaur footprints in the rocks by scanning QR codes along the tour. Visitors can also see animations of the dinosaurs that made the tracks and 360-degree panoramas of the prehistoric ecosystems in which they lived. The Explore AR DinoTracks tour will guide you through all ten stops on Insights’ 1.5-mile loop hike at the DinoTracks site near the base of Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland Park, NM. English and Spanish versions of the app are FREE for a limited time. The app download price will be $5 after the first 1,000 downloads.

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Make plans to attend Nerd Night - Dino Tech

February 26,2022
3:00 - 7:30 pm

DinoTracks Tour - 3 pm
Insight staff and Dinotracks guides will facilitate a semi-guided high at the DinoTracks site using the new Explore AR tour app.

DinoTech, Talks & Dinner - 5:30 pm
Dinner & Talk at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing - ticket includes a 2-course dinosaur-themed prefix dinner (meatless options will be available)

For more information and tickets, click here.

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