Kansas City, MO, USA — Alien Worlds and Androids, an all-new touring museum exhibition featuring scientific and educational content from Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA, is opened at Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City, in Union Station Kansas City on Friday, May 24, 2013. In this 5,000-square-foot interactive exhibition, visitors join scientists in their search for alien life within and beyond our solar system, discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth, and learn about the technologies used to explore remote solar systems and extreme environments found on Earth.
Produced by Global Experience Specialists (GES), Alien Worlds and Androids addresses the question that has fascinated man for centuries: “Are We Alone?” Through the use of robots, telescopes, space probes and high-tech laboratories, scientists have been studying the possibility of life existing beyond Earth and what forms it may take depending on the environment. This exhibition has nine areas highlighting their studies and findings: Are We Alone, Looking for Life in Space, Alien Life on Earth, Artificial Intelligence and Robots, Robot Space Explorers, Explore the Solar System, The Robotization of Planet Earth, I-Cyborg, and The Human Microbiome.
“We are excited be the host site for the world premiere of an exhibition that provides our visitors the opportunity to experience STEM education in a fun, interactive manner. This limited engagement highlights the science center’s mission of serving as a scientific, educational and cultural resource to the community. We are dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of science, learning and discovery. Visitors will leave this exhibit inspired to further explore their natural curiosities,” says George Guastello, Union Station President & CEO.
Entry to Science City, which includes admission to Alien Worlds and Androids, is $11.50 for children ages 3 to 12, $13.50 for adults (13 and older), and free for Union Station members. For more information, please visit www.unionstation.org.
About Union Station Kansas City, Inc.
Union Station Kansas City is a historical landmark and civic asset renovated and reopened to the public in 1999. The organization, driven by its mission of science and history education and entertainment, features Kansas City’s science center, Science City; the popular Model Railroad Experience open year round; the new Gottlieb Planetarium, the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre, the region’s largest screen movie theater; live theater, shops, restaurants and home to prominent area civic organizations and businesses.
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading marketing agency that produces exhibitions, events, exhibits and retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services, including turnkey official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services—all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, L’Oreal, Warner Bros., and Simon Property Group. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past five years, and for the fourth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information, visit ges.com or the GES blog at defyingconvention.ges.com.