Johnson City is about to get a HUGE high five! The Science Mill‘s outdoor Science & Art Park is unveiling their newest, amazing exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 10 — the Colossal Robotic Hand. You can be one of the first to see this 30-foot-tall stainless steel robotic hand during opening weekend! With a remote joystick mimicking the robot hand, you’ll be able to easily operate this exhibit to make each of the giant fingers move, much like their own.
This exhibit is a powerful, interactive icon of creativity, engineering and design. Kids can also make a fun working hand with commonly found materials and watch 3D printing of components of prosthetic hands used by the e-NABLE community for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.
Learn more about the design, building and installation of this massive kinetic sculpture on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. when Science Mill creative director, Zac Zamora, will be available to answer questions. You can also check out this cool video about the making of the robotic hand on Facebook.
The Science Mill will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., where you can also check out 40+ hands-on exhibits and a 3D movie, Wonders of the Arctic. Learn all about the Science Mill (and their future special events) by visiting their website.
Admission tickets to the Science Mill are $8.50 for ages 3-18; $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors (65+) and Military. Members get in free!
Giveaway: We have a 4-pack of admission tickets to give away to the Science Mill on Saturday, February 10. Enter below. Good luck. By entering the giveaway, you’ll be added to our twice-weekly email list where you’ll get all the latest on family fun in Austin.
Congrats to Kristen for being our drawing winner. Thanks to everyone who entered!