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Alien Worlds & Androids

Special Limited Engagement Exhibition

Blast off to a world where science fiction meets science fact

Through the use of robots, telescopes, space probes and high-tech laboratories, scientists have been studying the possibilities of life existing beyond Earth. In this interactive exhibition, you will join scientists in their search for alien life within and beyond our solar system, discover strange alien like creatures found here on Earth, and learn about the technologies used to explore remote solar systems and extreme environments found on Earth.

Alien Worlds & Androids addresses the question that has fascinated man for centuries: "Are we alone?"

Explore cutting-edge science and intelligent technology as you come face-to-face with the fantastic worlds depicted in your favorite science fiction films and books. How close are we to discovering new alien worlds and alien life? What are the differences between androids and robots? What will the Mars rover uncover? Let's find out!

Explore nine unique areas of the exhibition:
• Are We Alone?
• Looking for Life in Space
• Alien Life on Earth
• Artificial Intelligence and Robots
• Robot Space Explorers
• Explore the Solar System
• The Robotization of Planet Earth
• I-Cyborg
• The Human Microbiome

Discover technology that allows scientists to collect data on creatures that thrive under some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Learn about the function of robots on our planet and how robotic suits and exoskeletons can give humans super-human strength. Get up-close and personal with robots made famous in film including C-3PO from Star Wars, T-800 from The Terminator, the monster from Alien and Iron Man. Learn from touch-screen games, try your hand at maneuvering a mechanical arm and much more!

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At Discovery Place

June 28, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Educator Resources

Alien Worlds & Androids Teacher's Guide

Within this guide you will find a brief overview of each of the nine exhibition areas. The big quest… View PDF