We hear conversations around climate change and the Earth all the time in the news and media. It’s not often that our impact is brought to life through examples that are both beautiful and shocking in nature. Arcadia Earth Las Vegas achieves this mode of message with exhibits that challenge the understanding of pollution and how it affects the Earth—and what we can do to help.
Arcadia Earth is one of the many immersive exhibits in Las Vegas. For more interactive enjoyment, check out our articles about the Van Gogh exhibit and AREA15 located off the Strip.
What is Arcadia Earth?
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Arcadia Earth is a cutting-edge immersive exhibit with a philanthropic mission: to “inform, inspire and activate our community to positively impact our planet.” This is the second location of the exhibit, the first being in New York City. In recent years, pop-ups made appearances in Miami, Florida and Terra x Ithra, Saudi Arabia. It covers 15,000 square feet, like its sister location in New York.
The artistic visionary behind Arcadia Earth is experiential artist Valentino Vettori. He started the Arcadia Earth concept in 2017, and his work is focused on bringing awareness to the state of the Earth’s current environmental plights. Arcadia translates from Greek to mean “in harmony with nature,” which is brought to life through the high-tech features placed throughout the exhibit. Each feature is symbolic and backed by facts and figures to support the severity of the displays and their content.
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Each room is dedicated to highlighting different environmental issues that are currently affecting our world. Deforestation, food waste and plastic use are just a few of the issues touched on, as well as the endangerment of animal species.
The mediums are upcycled materials that were collected and repurposed for the displays. Guests can look at book pages, plastic bags, ocean debris and more as they learn about the staggering stats about how human beings overuse these resources.
The App and Technology
Arcadia Earth uses augmented reality (AR) technology to add another layer of immersion to the experience. Guests are welcome to download the AR-friendly app for iOS and Android to use throughout the exhibit. Special graphics are stationed on the walls and floor of the exhibit. When scanned, virtual wildlife and sea creatures flood your phone screen, moving with the camera as the exhibit is filmed. Save the video for later by tapping the Record icon. For those without smartphones, iPads can be provided.
Don’t forget the virtual reality (VR) headsets. A 360-degree view of varied terrains filled with wildlife are on display in each headset, and no two goggles show the same scene at the same time.
How You Can Help
Arcadia Earth is focused on driving awareness about climate change and other dire environmental conditions through its exhibit.
Donations at Arcadia Earth can be made through the app. QR codes are present on screens in designated locations, allowing guests to scan and give in a few simple steps.
The gift shop is another way to give. All of the products are made with recycled materials. Everything from clothing to stationery and sustainable beauty products are available to take home.
Arcadia Earth partners with several local Las Vegas organizations, on Earth Day and year-round. To donate, click any of the buttons below.
Visit Arcadia Earth Las Vegas
Arcadia Earth is one of the hottest attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, located inside Showcase Mall. It is located on the Las Vegas Strip net to Breeze Daiquiri and the Adidas store. Look for the neon yellow doors.
General admission tickets start at $33 for off-peak times and $39 for peak times. Special admission tickets include children, veterans, students, seniors and active military. These special off-peak tickets start at $27 and the special peak tickets start at $33. Before you go, visit the App Store to download the Arcadia Earth app for iOS.
Frequently Asked Questions About Arcadia Earth Las Vegas
Is Arcadia Earth kid-friendly?
Definitely. The immersive experience is full of animals, bright colors and an educational message that is perfect for kids.
What are the hours for Arcadia Earth Las Vegas?
As one of the new, popular things to do on the Strip, Arcadia Earth is open six days a week and is closed on Tuesdays.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
How long does it take to go through Arcadia Earth Las Vegas?
Once they arrive for their designated entrance time, guests are welcome to stay as long as they like. The average time is under an hour. Other exhibits, such as the Van Gogh exhibit in Las Vegas, have no time limit for enjoyment.