Calling the Robots

robot-zooMeet robot animals and find out about the mechanisms that allow their flesh-and-blood counterparts to survive in the wild, at the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Robot Zoo exhibition. The animatronics, built using everyday machine parts and gadgets, including tubes, hinges and even a fly-swatter, are designed to showcase the ways in which animals have evolved to eat, hunt and hide in order to survive. Take in the lightning-fast reactions of the housefly, as well as the colour-changing cleverness of the chameleon, and try out some awesome interactive exhibits, such as jet-propelled squid racing and designing your own mutant robot.