What: Robot Zoo Traveling Exhibit
When: Saturday, January 19th thru May 10th, 10a to 1p
Where: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Ne
The Robot Zoo exhibition features robotic animals and seven hands-on activities that illustrate fascinating real life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger than-life-size animated robots utilize machinery that simulates the animal’s body parts of their real-life counterparts. In the robotic animals, muscles become pistons, intestines become filtering pipes and brains become computers. Sensory activities include “Swat the Fly”, a test of the visitor’s reaction time, and “Sticky Feet”, where visitors using special hand pads can try to stick like flies to a sloped surface. Triggering the “Tongue Gun” demonstrates how a real chameleon shoots out its long, sticky-tipped tongue to reel in a meal. The opening event held Saturday, January 19 from 10 am – 1 pm will include live animals brought in by Wildlife Encounters. Wildlife Encounter’s award winning educational programs are based on connecting students with wildlife conservation and environmental education. Wildlife Encounters will host an educational booth with animals present, from 10 am – 1 pm. They will culminate the opening event with an interactive educational show at 1 pm that features audience and animal participation. The exhibit and the opening day event, are included with paid admission and free for members. Adults $12 | Military & Seniors $11 | Children 4-12 $6 | Children 3 and under are FREE. For more information, please visit www.sacmuseum.org.