Title: New Alien Worlds and Androids Exhibition Brings Fascination of Science Fiction to Fact at Rochester Museum & Science Center
Date: September 27–December 22, 2013
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
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Media Contact: Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs
New Alien Worlds and Androids Exhibition Brings Fascination of Science Fiction to Fact at Rochester Museum & Science Center
ROCHESTER, NY—Are we alone? Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) explore answers to this question and many others as they experience the museum's newest traveling exhibition, Alien Worlds and Androids. Featuring the exciting work of scientists highlighted among popular science fiction movie characters, Alien Worlds and Androids showcases the search for alien life in space and on Earth. The interactive exhibition is open to the public from September 27 through December 22 in the RMSC Riedman Gallery.
"Our visitors have the opportunity to dive into unfamiliar science as they explore research made fun through recognizable characters and hands-on games," said Kate Bennett, president, RMSC. "Alien Worlds and Androids has only appeared in one other city, so we are especially fortunate to bring this very new and thrilling experience to Rochester."
Bursting through the dark, space-like atmosphere of Alien Worlds and Androids are the extraordinary possibilities brought to humans via cutting-edge science and intelligent technology. The 5,500-square-foot exhibition explores the quest for aliens in and beyond our solar system, including discoveries of strange alien-like creatures here on Earth. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are hard at work, digging into science and perfecting technology to bring answers on the possibility and reality of other life forms. What will the Mars Curiosity rover uncover? What is "The Goldilocks Zone?" Is there an alien inside each human? The use of robots, telescopes, space probes and high-tech laboratories help experts in their exploration of extreme environments and far-away places.
Amid the high-functioning robots, research findings and celestial elements, Alien Worlds and Androids "transports" visitors to the set of popular movies. They come face-to-face with full-size Hollywood figures including C-3PO from Star Wars, the monster from Alien, T-800 from The Terminator and Iron Man. Visitors also have the opportunity to interact through touch-screen games and explore robotics as they maneuver a mechanical arm, among other immersive experiences.
The exhibition includes nine unique areas: Are We Alone?, Looking for Life in Space, Alien Life on Earth, Artificial Intelligence and Robots, Robot Space Explorers, Explore the Solar System, The Robotization of Planet Earth, I-Cyborg, and The Human Microbiome.
The Alien Worlds and Androids presenting sponsor is M&T Bank, while major support comes from Harris Beach PLLC and the Elaine P. & Richard U. Wilson Foundation. The media sponsor is Time Warner Cable. Alien Worlds and Androids is produced by Global Experience Specialists (GES).
Admission to Alien Worlds and Androids is free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 ages 3 to 18, free for RMSC members and children under 3. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942. Alien Worlds and Androids is recommended for ages six and older.
The RMSC is open seven days a week. Regular hours are Sunday, 11am to 5pm and Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. The RMSC is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. Museum exhibitions are also closed on Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24 to make room for the RMSC Women's Council Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale. Visit www.rmsc.org for more information.
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Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is of the top two most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.