Robot Zoo

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The Robot Zoo is a fun children’s exhibition that mechanises ordinary animals into huge robotic creatures, revealing nature’s magic as master-planned machinery. In 500 square meters, eight animal robots and sixteen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating, real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colours, a giant squid jets around or a fly walks on the ceiling. Visitors will also discover how powerful springs launch a robot grasshopper into the air and how a robot bat locates prey in the dark using special equipment.

Cutaways expose the animals’ insides as a host of easily recognisable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, which demonstrate mechanisms that make animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to their mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fantastic new insights and hands-on fun for discovering just how animals work.