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AlienWorldandAndroids_Indy's Child Magazine“This exhibit would be better if it had a zero gravity room.”

My nine-year old can be pretty tough to please. After visiting the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, that was her biggest criticism.

{Rest assured Museum: It was basically her way of saying she had a blast.}

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This exhibit – a limited-time, for-the-Spring-only-fun – could best be described as a cross between space exploration, science fiction and robotics, and everything a child could ask for. Upon entering, kids are greeted by an “agent” of the museum and given a scavenger hunt to complete.


The scavenger hunt leads them around the exhibit, looking at creatures from the deep sea…


the differences between robots, androids and cyborgs…


and space exploration.


In addition to the scavenger hunt, the exhibit has lots of interactive pieces. We learned about (and touched) an actual meteor. We built our own robots and space transportation out of building blocks and we even moved and stacked shapes using a robotic arm controlled by a joystick.

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No matter what your kids are into, they are sure to find some aspect of Alien Worlds and Androids they enjoy. The video room explaining the exploration of Mars is informative enough for older kids, while the android dress-up section is great for kids of all ages.

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Lastly, there was even a bit of E.T. nostalgia for the grownups. IMG_7121

Scavenger hunts, robots, hands-on experiences, building blocks, movies, dress-up and a bit of nostalgia. In summary, the exhibit had it all. Unless of course you expected a zero-gravity room. In that case, you’re going to be disappointed.


MORE INFO: Alien Worlds and Androids is a temporary exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, open until May 1st. The Museum is located at 3000 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis. It is just part of the 2016 lineup the Museum has planned, including the Fables Across Time exhibit, Chocolate Slide, and more. Free for members, otherwise general admission fees apply. Call {317} 334-4000 or visit the Museum website for additional details.


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