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Discover Robots at Longmont Museum's New Summer Exhibit


Visit the Longmont Museum’s exciting new exhibit, Robots Rising, which opened this Saturday! Robots Rising is the Longmont Museum's newest hands-on summer exhibit.  Kids and adults will have fun discovering what makes a robot work, discover robots in pop culture, and drive a rover robot through a simulated disaster scene.

Longmont Museum is an exciting place to visit, featuring rotating exhibits, internationally acclaimed artists, and permanent exhibits that showcase 14,000 years of human history and culture in Longmont.

Robots Rising includes the following exciting features:

Six-Foot Tall Animatronic Robot
See the "guts" and "skeleton" of a robot, make it move, and watch it dance!

Robotic Rover
Use a real robotic rover to drive over and through a disaster scene at the Museum. Watch out for flames and arcing lights as you race to find the hot spots!

Robotic Arm
Salvaged from NASA, this high-tech robotic arm can turn in three different ways. Challenge your friends -- who can stack blocks with the robotic arm the fastest?

Musical Colors
Can colors make music? With the aid of some cool technology, absolutely! Our Musical Colors robot translates color into sound. Build a row of blocks to play a tune.

Sensor Conductor Room
This room is a full sensory experience!  Dance on the floor to light up the room!  Play a stringless "harp" made of electric eyes, wave your hands over a theremin to make spooky sounds, and more!

Drive a Virtual Robot
Program your virtual robot, then stand back and watch it follow your instructions.

Match robot to sound
Time to test your wits on movie robots!  What sound does R2-D2 make?  Can you tell the difference between the evil HAL and the evil Terminator?

Robot Talking Head

Talk with a robot in English or Spanish, and see its eyes and mouth move!

Exhibition admission: $8 adults, $5 students/seniors (62+), free for ages 3 and under.

The second Saturday of each month is a free day. Open from May 9, 2015 - January 2016.


History of the organization: the Longmont Museum was founded in 1936. In 1940, the first exhibits opened to the public in the carriage house at the Callahan House.

In November 1999, Longmont voters approved $5 million in a bond issue to build a new museum. Now located at 400 Quail Road, just east of Main Street in south Longmont, the Longmont Museum invites visitors to come and see our regularly changing exhibits, experience our education programs, and enjoy the views from our Longs Peak Room tower.

The Museum recently broke ground on an expansion which will add a state-of-the-art auditorium, expanded education space, and a glass-walled event space.


Longmont Museum
400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 651-8374


Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm 
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

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