Robot Mania at the Science Mill for Spring Break
Spring Break at the Science Mill in Johnson City is two weeks of special robotics-themed activities. From March 8-19, Robot Mania features more than 50 interactive exhibits both inside the museum and outside in the Science & Art Park. Activity stations will be open from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
- Battle Bots — Master speed and timing to turn your opponent’s bot upside down.
- Jumbo Robo Operation — Play a large-scale version of the classic board game “Operation” and, at set times throughout the day, help educators program a “human robot” to make lemonade.
- Scribit — This drawing robot scales the museum’s walls to create a multi-colored mural.
- STEM stations — Several stations will play conversations with engineers, programmers, and other robotic professions.
- Museum theater — “FIRST There Were Humans, Then There Were Machines” will play throughout the day.
The museum also has several permanent robotic-focused exhibits, including the 30-foot-tall Colossal Robotic Hand controlled by a remote joystick. A Robotic Marionette dances in response to control commands, and a 3D printer demonstrates how, layer by layer, computer code becomes a solid object.
Visitors can make robotic animals move by building digital blocks of code with action commands at the Critter Bots exhibit.
To guarantee contactless entry, pre-purchase Spring Break admission online. Face coverings are required for ages 5 and older while inside the museum.
The Science Mill is located at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City. Admission is $11 for adults (18-64), $9.50 for students (3-17 or with student ID), $9 for seniors (65 and older), free for ages 0-2, and half-price for active or retired military and up to three other family members with a valid military ID.
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