Augmented Reality Sandbox

A hands-on sandbox exhibit combined with 3D visualization applications created by researchers at UC Davis.

Find out more about this powerful education tool here.

We are officially the owners of the 500th AR Sandbox - read about this milestone here.

Experience Augmented Reality  |  Hands-on Sandbox Exhibit!

Saturday, April 28, 2018  |  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Join us for a day of educational experiences at the Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center including hands-on demonstrations with the new Augmented Reality Sandbox from UC Davis, along with nature hikes, biodiversity demonstrations, watershed activities, and more!

Augmented Reality Explained

The AR Sandbox brings earth science to life by merging hands-on play with digital effects. It combines a real sandbox with a motion-sensing camera and a digital projector. As users shape the sand with their hands, the camera detects the changes and a computer projects colors depicting elevation, vividly illustrating the principles of topographic maps. Users can also create rainstorms, lakes and rivers, and immediately see how reshaping the sand surface changes the water flow.


This is a FREE event for all ages!

Regular parking rates will apply; $6 for general parking and $4 for CCWD residents.


Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center
19 Walnut Boulevard
Brentwood, CA 94513


Call: 925-688-8109