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Alien Worlds and Androids

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February 22 – May 27, 2014
Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery

Blast off to a world where science fiction meets science fact. Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds presents Alien Worlds and Androids, an exhibition that invites you to explore the cutting-edge science taking place right now and brings you face to face with the fantastic worlds depicted in your favorite science fiction films and books. How close are we to discovering new alien worlds and alien life? What are the differences between androids and robots? What inspires scientists, writers and filmmakers? What do we hope CURIOSITY will find on Mars? Let’s find out! Join us on an interactive expedition to Alien Worlds and Androids.

Explore nine unique areas of the exhibition: 
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.

Video Introduction


Discover technology that allows scientists to collect data on creatures that thrive under some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Learn about the function of robots on our planet and how robotic suits and exoskeletons can give humans super-human strength. Get up-close and personal with robots made famous in film including Robby the Robot, C-3PO from Star Wars, T-800 from The Terminator and Iron Man.



Alien Worlds and Androids © 2013 Global Experience Specialists, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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.

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.


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