Have you heard about the Robot Zoo? Ever wondered how a housefly sticks itself to the ceiling? How a chameleon changes its colors to blend in the foliage? How a giant squid propels itself at sea? These mind-boggling examples clearly depict how remarkable nature has engineered the inner workings of some Earth’s most interesting creatures.
To give us a closer look at how these marvelous critters do their astonishing feats, NIDO FORTIFIED Science Discovery Center at the SM Mall of Asia, recently opened its doors to welcome kids and kids-at-heart to its newest exhibit—The Robot Zoo.
“The Robot Zoo serves as a preview to the more exciting things we have in store for our re-launch—something we’re all so thrilled about. Every year, our group tours and walk in guests are growing in number. We brought The Robot Zoo to the Philippines not only to provide new fun learning experiences but also to be able to accommodate more kids, students, and curious/active minds into our facilities” says Arturo Carballo, Senior Operations Manager of NIDO FORTIFIED Science Discovery Center. “In keeping with our mission to celebrate the love for learning, we will be revamping our exhibits with fresh new material for everyone to enjoy. The Robot Zoo is first among the new walk-through galleries we’re about to present to the Filipino audience.”
What greets the guests upon entering is theThe Robot Zoo Giraffe, one of the main attractions of the newly opened Robot Zoo Exhibit in the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center Exhibit Hall located on the 2nd Level South Side Entertainment Mall SM Mall of Asia.
Developed by Evergreen Exhibits and based on the book “The Robot Zoo,” conceived, edited and designed by Marshall Editions of London, England, the exhibit reveals the fascinating biomechanics of animals through larger-than-life robotic constructs that feature cutaways which expose the animals’ insides. On these cutaways, visitors can easily marvel at recognizable machine parts and gadgets like shock absorbers and pumps that demonstrate how these animals can do wonders.
The critters and beasts featured in the exhibit includes a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles, a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Also included are a platypus, a bat, a grasshopper, a chameleon, and more. The Robot Zoo also features interactive activities that are sure to give visitors hands-on fun and excitement.
“We’re inviting everyone to come check out The Robot Zoo, here at the NIDO FORTIFIED Science Discovery Center at the SM Mall of Asia, for a fun and interactive learning experience,” says Carballo. “As the country’s first technology-based premier science center, we aim to give people access to cutting-edge attractions, not only to encourage inquisitive learning for the young, but also to promote and celebrate mankind’s never-ending thirst for knowledge.”
Give your kids a treat with a day spent at the NIDO FORTIFIED Science Discovery Center located on the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center Exhibit Hall 2nd Level South Side Entertainment Mall SM Mall of Asia. Watch them have a blast as they witness robotic animation that perfectly imitates the real-life behaviors of some of the world’s most amazing animals. Take them to The Robot Zoo—where the magic of nature comes to life in the coolest way possible.
1. NIDO FORTIFIED Science Discovery Center is giving away two “2” complimentary passes to our readers who will give us the best answer to this question, “I want to visit the Robot Zoo in SM Mall of Asia because…”
2. The winners will be announced on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 5PM.
3. The zoo visits may be scheduled beginning July 9, 2012.
For more information, you may visit NIDO FORTIFIED Science Discovery Center’s YouTube channel, and check The Robot Zoo’s promotional video or their Facebook page