Bravemind is a virtual reality experience created by USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies to enhance established therapeutic techniques to treat post-traumatic stress. The immersive tool is also used for resilience training for soldiers before they are deployed.
At Heroes Hall, the exhibit will include a VR segment for visitors to see firsthand how the technology works, as well as several videos and informational displays about the tool and those it has helped.
During the OC Fair, guests will be able to use specialty goggles to view a two-and-a-half-minute virtual reality segment on the first floor of Heroes Hall. Guests will enter the virtual world of war, and see the type of scenes typically used to help veterans. The content is recommended for viewers 13 years and older.
Guests can get a preview of the new exhibit from June 28 through July 1.
Experience this fascinating and eye-opening exhibition firsthand, and learn about how Bravemind has become a valuable resource for helping military and veterans.
Last chance: photography exhibit to close June 17
Heroes Hall’s current first floor exhibit, Kimberly Millett’s Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a photography exhibition featuring images captured by Newport Beach resident Kimberly Millett while on assignment with the U.S. Army. The exhibit debuted in October 2017 and will close on June 17.
Heroes Hall is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum will be closed June 18-27 and July 2-12.
Heroes Hall is an exhibition space honoring Orange County’s veterans. It opened in February 2017 and features “The SAAAB Story,” which celebrates the history of the flight training center, as well as The Medal of Honor Plaza and the Orange County Walk of Honor, tributes to veterans from Orange County who received high honors from the United States government.
For more information about Heroes Hall, visit ocfair.com/heroeshall
OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa is home to the annual OC Fair and Imaginology. Year-round attractions include Centennial Farm, Table of Dignity, Heroes Hall and Pacific Amphitheatre. Throughout the year, events ranging from recreation shows to cultural festivals are held at the Fairgrounds. For more information, visit ocfair.com