Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too distant future are simply revolutionary – and they are becoming eerily like us. What does it take to make a humanoid robot – a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? Why are humans attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS answers these questions and many more as it showcases the latest developments, successes and failures of robots around the world.
ROBOTS also gives viewers a sneak peak into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less "humanoid" and more just plain human. Robot "actor" RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB and others as he takes you on an amazing tour of what's going on in robots labs around the world.
Playing at the Scienc Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater. Showtimes vary. For showtimes, go to slsc.org/showtimes.
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Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
Science Tots is designed for children ages 18 to 36 months. The class provides opportunities to support brain development and learning. Toddlers and their grown-ups will explore STEM topics through songs, stories, hands-on exploration and play.