Alien Worlds and Androids, a new touring exhibition featuring scientific and educational content from Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA, is set to open on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery at the Witte Museum. In this interactive exhibition, visitors will join scientists in their search for alien life within and beyond our solar system, discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth and learn about the technologies used to explore remote solar systems and extreme environments found on Earth.
Created by Global Experience Specialists (GES), Alien Worlds and Androids addresses the question that has fascinated man for centuries: “Are We Alone?” Through the use of robots, telescopes, space probes and high-tech laboratories, scientists have been studying the possibility of life existing beyond Earth and what forms it may take depending on the environment. This exhibition has nine areas highlighting their studies and findings: 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.
In addition, the Witte will have more than 30 meteors on view from a private collection. Visitors will have the opportunity to touch both the Moon and Mars.
Admission to Alien Worlds and Androids is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), $12 for children (4-11), $4 for museum members. Prices include exhibition surcharge and general museum admission.
Time Warner Cable is the presenting sponsor of Alien Worlds and Androids at the Witte Museum through its Connect a Million Minds initiative, a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind commitment to inspire students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow.
Alien Worlds and Androids at the Witte Museum is generously supported by Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds, Joseph Orr, in memoriam, the Joan and Herb Kelleher Charitable Foundation, Texas Electronic Systems Specialist, Inc. and Major General and Mrs. Garry Schnelzer. Special thanks to Radiant Point, Ltd. and Philip C. Mani.
With more than 400,000 visitors annually, the Witte Museum promotes lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. For more information visit www.WitteMuseum.org