ROBOTS! New Exhibit Now Open – HMNS at Sugar Land!


August 13, 2010
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Authored By Bryanna O'Mara

Bryanna has been with the museum for a few years now in the Collections department (and no, that’s not a part of the accounting department that hounds you for money!) helping take care of the museum’s artifacts, and installing special exhibitions. She never expected to work in a museum until she found a Master’s program in Museum Studies and changed career paths, and only at HMNS does she get to see and experience such a wide range of specimens and exhibits! When not at one of the museum’s many buildings she can usually be found quilting, reading a book, or buying shoes.

Have you ever wanted to see a robot up close and personal?  How about Rodney Copperbottom from the animated movie Robots?  C-3POGort?  Well now is your chance!  Opening today at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land is ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition!  You can learn how robots work, build your own bots, experience scenes from the movie Robots, even get a glimpse of how robots will affect our future.

HMNS at Sugar Land: ROBOTS!

And if you are lucky you might even get a chance to meet Rodney Copperbottom himself!

ROBOTS: HMNS at Sugar Land

The show will be open from August 13 – October 24 so you have plenty of time to visit and then come back to play again and again. And while you are here you can also see so much more like Stan the T-Rex, live Frogs, sparkling geodes, and a planetarium show!

Also, on Saturday August 14 we will be hosting our first Second Saturday event, ROBOTS RULE from 10 am to 2 pm.  You will have to chance to meet a real robotics engineer from NASA, get your face painted, and even help out the University of Houston’s robotics teams with their Vex Robots.  Also, we want you to come dressed as your favorite robot or create a robot of your own for a costume contest!  We are even giving out free “Robots Rule” buttons to the first 25 patrons!

Tickets for the exhibit may be purchased online. For more information, visit the museum’s web site at www.hmns.org or call (281) 313-2277.  The ROBOTS RULE event is included with museum admission.

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