Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Needing something to do until the breweries opened up we headed to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  They were boasting a special Robot exhibit and Pete my Engineer companion wanted to check it out. From Union Station we grabbed a $7 and 20 minute Uber ride out to City Park.

 

View of Downtown Denver from City Park
View of Downtown Denver from City Park

Peter and Mastadon

City Park was a spacious green oasis with walkways between the Museum, Zoo and many playing fields. It was  very warm in Denver that day and the water sculptures were a welcome playground for young and old.

The Robot Revolution was a special exhibit partially sponsored by Google. There were many types of robots performing a large variety of tasks for many different industries.

 

 The exhibit had plenty of interactive stations for children and adults to  learn how robots are working today and into the future. One such station featured 3D circuit blocks that could be built into mini robots that would respond to light or touch.

The special exhibit made the museum worth the visit.  But I was disappointed with the rest of the museum.  Everything else seemed to be limited to fairly boring and frankly tired looking dioramas.  These included  Gem/Minerals, Prehistoric, North American Indian cultures and Wildlife displays,  All of these needed to be far more interactive. The admission price was pretty steep and if I was a family with several young children it would be hard to justify the expense.

Robots were great, the rest was not.

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