Come experience these exhibits while they last!
THE ROBOT ZOO: Reveals nature as a master engineer
Three robot animals and seven hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon and a platypus. Also featured is a house fly with a 3-foot wingspread.
Machinery in the robot animals simulates the body parts of their real-life counterparts. In the robot 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 (one-twelfth as fast as a house fly's), 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 exhibit is based on the book The Robot Zoo that was conceived, edited and designed by Marshall Editions of London, England.
The exhibit will be open from January 19, 2019 until May 10, 2019.
STEM exhibits are used in programming and are made possible by The Richard Brooke Foundation, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation, First National Bank, Gallup, Adah and Leon Millard Foundation, Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific, and Valmont Industries.
SPACE: Humanity's Longest Journey
(JULY 20, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2019)
The exhibit includes art and artifacts themed from a time when humans curiosity with the skies led to the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. The exhibit includes artifacts on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Cosmosphere, artist Chesley Bonestell, and U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Featured items include official photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing, science fiction art by Chesley Bonestell, Soviet Union space propaganda posters, along with Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo program artifacts; and everyday items representing the space race inspired design. This one of a kind collection of art and artifact exhibit will capture the beauty and imagination that inspired an entire generation to reach beyond what they thought possible.
This exhibit is made possible by Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation and Valmont Industries.
Sponsored in part by:
Cass County Tourism