Robot Mania returns to the Science Mill during spring break

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  • Robot Mania returns to the Science Mill during spring break
    Robot Mania returns to the Science Mill during spring break
  • The Science Mill offers more than 50 hands-on and minds-on exhibits that are fun for all ages, including the 30-foot Colossal Robotic Hand, which moves in response to a joystick-controlled mini hand. – Submitted photo
    The Science Mill offers more than 50 hands-on and minds-on exhibits that are fun for all ages, including the 30-foot Colossal Robotic Hand, which moves in response to a joystick-controlled mini hand. – Submitted photo
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The Science Mill in Johnson City will host Robot Mania this spring break, with special robotics-themed activities at the science museum every day from Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 19.

This year’s new challenge: performing “surgery” with bionic robot arms. Visitors will also find robots that battle, draw and build, robot movies and “Code a Human Robot” demos, along with 50-plus interactive exhibits in the museum and outside in the Science & Art Park.

Special activity stations will run Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

The exhibit will also feature a Battle Bots, Jumbo Robo Operation, a robotmural station, and many more.

Visitors can also explore the Science Mill’s permanent robotics-focused exhibits, including the 30-foot-tall Colossal Robotic Hand, controlled by a remote joystick mimicking the robot hand. The Robotic Marionette dances in response to controller commands, and the 3D Printer demonstrates how, layer by layer, computer code becomes a robot-inspired sculpture.

Spring break admission is available for pre-purchase on the Science Mill’s website and is encouraged to ensure space for all guests and contactless entry. Masks are required for ages 5 and up while inside the museum.