'Popnology' exhibit brings robots, futuristic cars, Mars rover to Arizona Science Center

PHOENIX - The future has landed at the Arizona Science Center.

A new exhibit, Popnology, opens on Sunday and looks at how pop culture has shaped technology. 

Did Star Trek create the smart phone? What might cars look like in the future? What about robots and androids?

The 9,000-square-foot exhibit features the Mars rover, hands-on robotics, the jet pack used in Disney's The Rocketeer and the Autopia car from Tomorrowland; the next generation of musical instruments and how 3-D printing is used on the International Space Station.

There's also virtual projection games.

It's organized into four areas: how we play, how we connect, how we move and how we live and work.

Access to the exhibit is an additional fee beyond general admission. The exhibit will be at the science center until May 15, 2016.

IF YOU GO:
Popnology
Where: Arizona Science Center
When: Opens Sunday, Feb. 7.
Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: General museum admission ($18 - adults, $13 - kids [3-17]), plus Popnology ($12 - adult, $10 - kids [3-17]).

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