Robots come to life
Learn their history and see them in action at this exhibit
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Most of the robots in the exhibit are from the 1940s through the 1960s. There was also a lot of information explaining the history of robots. I learned how far robots have come since then—and also what technology was like 60 years ago.
Parents will probably like this exhibit because there is a small hallway with tons of robot displays from old games and TV shows such as "Lost in Space" and "The Jetsons." It brought back a lot of memories for my parents.
If you go, be sure to watch the robot demonstrations that occur throughout the day. You can see a robot that vacuums floors, one that moves when you clap and a robot that follows a line on the floor. Younger children will be particularly interested in this part of the exhibit.
Personally, I found the exhibit interesting. But because of the technical nature, some younger kids may not enjoy it.
"Robots Like Us" is now a permanent exhibit, so you can see it anytime the Museum of Science and Industry is open. The museum is located at 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. Admission is $11, $10 Chicago residents, $9.50 seniors, $7 kids 3-11, free kids 2 and under. For more information, call (773) 684-1414 or visit www.msichicago.org.
Allie Sakowicz, 11, Park Ridge