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Houston Museum of Natural Science Presents ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition

Long before the word “robot” existed and before computers were commonly used, humans dreamed of mechanical people. Characters such as Frankenstein’s monster, the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, C-3PO and Mr. Data have shaped our imagination. Immerse yourself in the world of these fascinating machines when ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Landis open through October 24, 2010.

ROBOTS, based on the 20th Century Fox animated feature, depicts a world populated entirely by mechanical beings, including genius inventor Rodney Copperbottom and his friends, the Rusties, who seek to make the world a better place through innovation and determination.

“Robots provides a wonderful teaching tool and can serve as a great inspiration for children to appreciate science and math while having fun and learning at the same time,” said Susan Buck, director of the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. “The purpose of our Museum has always been to enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects, and this exhibition helps us accomplish that goal.”

Enter The World of Robotics and explore both “reel and real” science of robotics. Climb aboard the Crosstown Express, featured in the film. Become a Robotic Explorer in deep space, underwater or on the surface of Mars. Build-A-Wonder-Bot that can help you out with your daily chores. Experience first-hand how robotic arms work and other Industrial Robots that have become an invaluable part of the workforce. Also, get a glimpse of the Future of Robots that will re-shape our world. Then, visit the Robots Hall of Fame, and more.

At 3,500 square feet, this multimedia exhibition captures the wit, imagination and excitement of the film and translates it into an immersive, educational experience for the whole family. From futuristic displays to real-life robotics, visitors will come away thinking about robots in a whole new way. Under license by Twentieth Century Fox, the exhibition was produced by Global Experience Specialists, Inc.

ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition and its national tour are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, the community relations and philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. “This exhibition introduces the future scientists and engineers of tomorrow to the innovations of today and we are proud to continue the Ford tradition of enriching our communities through science education opportunities,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services.

ROBOTS will be on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land through Oct. 24, 2010—located at 13016 University Blvd. (at the corner of University and New Territory Blvds.). Tickets may be purchased online. For more information, visit the museum’s web site at or call (281) 313-2277.

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