Leonardo in SLC has a new exhibit to go see. It’s called Alien Worlds and Androids. We got a sneak peak of this fun new exhibit that opens January 28 and runs through May 6. This exhibit addresses the question, Are we alone in the universe? There are displays about alien life in outer space, under the sea, and even in our own bodies.
My four year-old and I visited this exhibit one day while everyone else was at school. We had so much fun with all of the hands-on displays. We love The Leonardo for how interactive everything is. The exhibits in this museum allow children so much exploration, and they learn while experiencing things. The Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit is much the same. There are video screens explaining the science behind a lot of the “aliens” displayed or mentioned in the exhibit. There are also some really fun hands-on activities that relate to the science talked about in the videos.
We really enjoyed making circuits that helped a robot moved. We also enjoyed riding in the Mars Rover as we landed on Mars. My son’s favorite activity was controlling the robot arm and trying to pick up foam blocks. He was horrible at it, but he thought it was so fun. I really liked seeing how long it would take to get everywhere in a car, plane, or star ship from the future.
The most popular part of this exhibit takes a look at Hollywood films. There are displays of Ironman, Terminator, and Star Wars. We loved seeing these iconic figures here in Utah!
We spent about an hour exploring the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit, and then we played for a few more hours in The Leonardo. There are huge bins of Legos with pieces we have never seen before, so we built a spaceship with Legos, and then played with the green screen. The exhibit called Flight is still there, and we hadn’t had a chance to see it. It is another great reason to go visit right now because there is a huge plane that the children can go inside and pretend to fly. There are also lots of fun flight activities and we spent a good portion of our time in this exhibit, too.
The new exhibit is definitely worth a trip to The Leonardo. Kids (and adults) who love Star Wars, Ironman, aliens, robots, or space will love visiting the Alien Worlds and Androids. And it’s included as part of your admission to The Leonardo, so no special tickets are needed. You will certainly enjoy spending a good part of your day exploring this fun museum. It is one of our favorites!