The latest exhibit at the Arizona Science Center is looking at how technology is helping scientists understand and explore space, and if there is life outside of Earth.
"Alien Worlds and Androids" will be on exhibit through January 16, 2017. Admission is $24 for adults and $19 for children ages 3 to 17.
Below are a few of the things you can see and do at the exhibit:
SELFIES WITH IRONMAN, R2-D2 AND C-3PO
That's right! There are life-sized figurines of Ironman, R2-D2 and C-3PO throughout the exhibit. The idea is to show how movies and art can depict and influence future technologies.
PLAY WITH A ROBOT ARM
Robot vs Android. Do you know the difference? According to Merriam-Webster, it is "a device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks." An Android is defined as "a robot that looks like a person."
In the exhibit, guests can try their hand at controlling a robot arm to pick up foam shapes and stack them one on top of the other, seeing what it is like to remotely control the robot.
TOUCH A METEORITE
A meteorite is a piece of rock or metal from space that falls to Earth. You'll be able to touch a small piece of one at the Arizona Science Center. Where exactly it came from is not known.
If you remember, in June, according to NASA, an asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere over Arizona and broke up, sending a bright streak across the sky. People are now out searching for possible meteorites that survived the inferno.
EXPERIENCE MARS ROVER CURIOSITY
NASA's rover, Curiosity, landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012. In this part of the exhibit, you'll be able to see what its view was on Mars, as well as learn about the rover itself. One fun fact: as Curiosity rolled along Mars, the rover's wheels print out the letters "J-P-L" in Morse code, on the surface, homage to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
LEARN ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM
What is the sun made out of? How far is Earth away from the Sun? What makes up our solar system? In one panel, you'll be able to get all of these questions answered.
IF YOU GO:
Arizona Science Center: Alien Worlds & Androids exhibit (through Jan. 16, 2017)
6000 W. Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Admission: $24 – adults, $19 - children