As Half Term descends upon, we take the opportunity to head into central London with the kids. One of our favourite destinations, is the Science Museum – there is sooo much to see AND do for all age groups, that we can easily spend a few hours (if we last that long) exploring, discovering and experimenting. We are also a great fan of the shows and cinema performances at Science Museum (The Energy Show is simply AMAZING).
Today we got to see the new Robots 3D show at the IMAX. ROBOTS 3D is a film which showcases the latest in cutting-edge robotics from around the world, immersing the audience in the phenomenal capabilities of a dozen ‘superstar’ robots in a giant-screen film experience.
I was a little uncertain as to whether my 7yrs old and 5yrs old would enjoy it (would it be “too educational”?!) and we also had our 5yrs old nephew in tow, who had NEVER BEEN to the cinema before – let along an IMAX cinema. So a little apprehensive I was!
Check out the preview here –
So what did the kids think of it?
THEY LOVED IT!
The 3D-ness of the show, was simply amazing – my 7yrs old – though he knew better – couldn’t help but keep reaching out to see if he could touch the robots. They really felt like they were “just there”. There was a right balance of information and wonder and humour – teaching us about quite how amazing our OWN BODIES are and how complicated Robots and teaching robots can be.
We live in a world of make believe and most children assume that “robots can do anything” – of course they can! After all C-3PO from Star Wars looks pretty real, and he seems to be able to do all sorts of things. We watch cartoons such as Wall-e and are enchanted… but REAL robots are different and we are still quite a way off, from the likes of C-3PO and Wall-e.
But this film also brings to light the possibilities of human achievement – our imagination, our thinkers and dreamers are changing the world. There are no limits. Were there is a will, there is a way.
A wonderful show full of information, inspiration and hope for the future. Inspiring the children to reach high and “do”.
Interestingly – the exit of the IMAX is via the airplanes display – beginning by a cross section of a Boeing aircraft, and ending with the “madmen” pioneers, throwing themselves off cliffs in basic hand gliders – it was a great opportunity to compare – those “madmen” were the visionaries of our present. These days we take air travel for granted. Those brave, innovative and dreaming people made the present possible. The children and I were able to have a brilliant discussion about present day robots and what they could possibly achieve in the future……. wonderful.
And inspirational and informative day (as ever) at the Science Museum.
The kids enjoying the Pattern Pod (near the IMAX)
If you are visiting London, this Half Term or Summer.. be sure to add the Science Museum to your places of visit and be sure to add the IMAX experience to your to do list (a great little break from all that walking too!).
Disclaimer – we were invited along as part of the press reviews by the Science Museum PR office – many thanks!