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Human brains face off against robot intellect in Atlanta
Fernbank Museum explores differences during Brains and Bots Day
Robots will be the center of attention during Brains and Bots Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta.

Brains and Bots Day

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25

Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta

Cost: $26 adults, $24 seniors, $22 children ages 3-12 and free for members and children 2 and young

More info: 404-929-6400 or


Summer break is winding down but Fernbank Museum is keeping the sunny season fun going with an brand-new family event.

Brains & Bots Day will be an interactive event, featuring extraordinary encounters with robots and opportunities to see real human and animal brains. Partners Robotic Explorers and Imagine That! will conduct live demonstrations with LEGO EV3 and NXT robots and show guests how to program the machines.

The activity will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. All Brains & Bots Day activities are included with the purchase of Value Pass tickets, which are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $22 for children ages 3-12, $8 for museum members and free for children ages 2 and younger. Parking is free.

In addition, the Neuroscience Institute of Georgia State University will be back with the body’s most complex organ during “Touch A Brain!” This activity offers guests the sensational opportunity to examine the brain up close with researchers and experts.

Other activities to combat summer brain drain include a “Build-A-Bot” craft activity, a collection of robot trading cards and brain-teasing games. Visitors may also take a stroll through the museum’s special exhibition, “Brain: The Inside Story” and gain a new perspective of the mind through hands-on, minds-on activities including speaking a foreign language, examining the mind of a dancer during an audition, walking through a tunnel of firing neurons and discovering new ways to use their senses.

The day will include free giveaways while supplies last including robot trading cards from Georgia Tech’s Institute of Robotics and trading cards featuring the Robot film’s cast of characters, as well as stress-relieving squishy brains courtesy of Grady Health Foundation.

Rounding out the Brains & Bots Day adventures, guests may catch Fernbank’s new film by National Geographic Studios, “Robots,” in the IMAX theater.

For more information, call 404-929-6400 or