The robots are coming.
In fact, the robots are already here.
We think of robots as a modern invention, but we've been harnessing the power of robotics for more than 500 years.
Get close to a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 17th century dancing wine goblet and an animatronic baby, to Maria from 1927 film classic Metropolis and a news-reading android from Japan.
Go behind the scenes and discover recent developments in robotic research, and learn how robots are being built to resemble us, interact with us and think like us.
Robots at the Museum of Science and Industry explores our obsession with recreating ourselves in human form, and what it truly means to be a human in a robotic world.
A treasure trove of robotic delights.
Visiting with kids?
Younger visitors will love our specially created trail, packed full of fun robot-themed activities.
Kids can join in with our robots hunt, do the robo boogie and end the visit by starring in their own Explainer show.
Pick up your free copy at the ticket desk.
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Take our robots quiz!
There are just a few weeks left to catch our Robots exhibition before it goes off on tour, so we wanted to test how much attention you’ve been paying since it opened in October.
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