Heureka lets visitors explore archaeological site through VR

About the Finnish Science Centre Heureka

The Finnish Science Centre Heureka introduces the public to science and technology in an engaging and interactive way. Visitors can experience the joy of discovery through spectacular exhibitions, planetarium films and events. Located in the Tikkurila area of Vantaa, Heureka first opened its doors to the public in 1989. Heureka is one of Finland’s most popular recreational centres, attracting an average of nearly 300,000 visitors each year.

Virtual Reality Archaeological Experience

In 2015 Versoteq made a Virtual Reality experience for the Science Center. The application allows users to view the Jokiniemi archaeological site in a 360 panorama environment and dig three clay idols from the ground.

The clay idols (Poika, Tuima and Pappa) have been 3D scanned and brought to the virtual reality world to be examined closer. Viewers can interact and rotate the objects in all angles and zoom in to see the fantastic details.

3D Printing 5500 year-old Artifacts

Poika, Tuima and Pappa are 5500 years old and with the help of 3D printing Heureka allowed visitors to 3D print them from the 3D scanned files. After 3D printing they we're covered with glue and sand to make an authentic look and feel.