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Science Centre day ticket prices valid from 25 May - 4 September 2019

TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£34

£15

£11

£8

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Robots – then and now

Exhibitions

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This event is no longer running

Set aside: about an hour
Who is it perfect for: all ages 
Set aside: about an hour
Who is it perfect for: all ages  
Event details

This family-friendly exhibition, created by the Science Museum in London, celebrates the 500-year work-in-progress story of building robots and automated machines.

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Start your journey with the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons before marching forward through the rich history of robotics to the latest humanoids. 

The exhibits – both old and new – will provoke much discussion and make you question your human emotional responses to inanimate machines and robots. Are you comfortable with the idea of the human body as a conscious machine, with inner-workings similar to a complex mechanical clock? Are humanoids incredible feats of robotics that have a place in society, or just plain creepy?

Visitors can also explore robots in popular culture, with a display of vintage posters and a static collection of famous robots, including Eric, a modern recreation of the UK’s first robot, and a T800 Terminator used in the film Terminator Salvation.

Only a few of the exhibits are interactive – Pepper the Robot loves to fist bump with visitors! – but they all add to the rich history of robotics and will bring new ‘life’ to a wide variety of subjects, including human biology, psychology and ethics.

 

Image copyright The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Maria image credit: WSM Art – Walter Schulze-Mittendorff 

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One free child admission to Life Science Centre with each full paying adult.

Excludes concessions. Valid Saturday 20 October - Sunday 4 November 2018.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be used for part payment towards annual membership. Management reserve the right to refuse admission. Standar terms and conditions also apply, see life.org.uk/terms-and-conditions.

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