Happy New Year!
The Mayborn Museum Complex would like to wish you a Happy New Year. We are excited about the coming year and with your continued participation we will make 2013 one to remember!
Robots + Us
January 26 - April 28, 2013
Learn to build a "better 'bot" at the Mayborn Museum Complex in our new special traveling exhibit.
Robots + Us is a playful look at how biology and engineering are coming together to close the gap between reality and our robot dreams.
Robots + Us encourages museum visitors of all ages to compare sci-fi fantasies of robots with today's technical realities and to explore why it's so hard to build robots to be like humans.
Visitors will enjoy directing light-sensitive robots through mazes that they create in the Robot Arena; experimenting with walking machines in the Leg Lab to learn how simple changes in anatomy can affect how they walk and handle obstacles; interacting with Lena, a computer-generated character, and "she" will chat with you about the exhibition; and learning to race and outwit the surprisingly "human" Robot Arm.
Robots + Us explores what it means to be human by examining the life-like machines we build. This exhibit features over a dozen interactive components and loads of videos showing robots from movies, popular literature, and robots created in the research labs of our best universities. Imagine your way to futuristic fun with Robots + Us!
Robots + Us was produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.
All Aboard the Mayborn Express
Our favorite conductors are still running trains in the Anding Traveling Exhibits Gallery. All Aboard the Mayborn Express continues through January 6, 2013. This will be your last opportunity to view this entertaining exhibit. Don't Miss The Train!
Special thanks to the members of the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders who make this exhibit possible. We sincerely appreciate their generosity of time and talent.