Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee.
You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid that Doctors Without Borders provides along the way. Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.
“Forced From Home” will be right in front of NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 East M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard, from October 7th to 14th, 2018.
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visitors begin their experience inside a 30-foot dome watching a 360° video introducing contexts and issues causing people to flee their homes.
With an experienced MSF aid worker as their guide, visitors are then led through an interactive exhibition employing a blend of new technology and field-tested medical and logistical humanitarian resources. The exhibition also gives visitors the opportunity to view materials and images gathered from refugee camps, Mediterranean rescue missions, and MSF’s projects working with displaced populations around the world.
Visitors will also be invited to experience virtual reality (VR) films that will transport them into refugee camps and communities around the world.
Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+.