There are two big events this coming Saturday at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum from Ashland. Public Relations Director Deb Hermann says it is the opening day of a big traveling exhibit that focuses on the exploration of animals called The Robotic Zoo.
Hermann says, “These are larger than life-size robotic animals that illustrate real life characteristics. So, muscles become pistons. Intestines become filtering pipes and brains become computers. There are seven hands-on activities with this. This actually helps test reaction time. Kids will be able to do a “Swat the Fly” which tests reaction time. The “Sticky Feet”, you actually put pads on your hands and learn the dynamics of trying to Wildlife Encounters will also bring in live animals for people to interact with and meet. They will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This exhibit will be on display through May 10th.
But there is more.
Saturday is also their Indoor Air Show and Hermann says radio controlled pilots will be showing their skills inside the heated Durham Restoration Hangar.
Hermann says, “There will be over 100 pilots here on January 19th and they will demonstrate loops, flips and barrel rolls. We also have drone and fixed wing education booths and workshops.”
An ultra light aircraft presentation will also be held in the museum’s theater at 11 a.m.
The exhibition and events are included with general admission. The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is located on I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln near the Ashland exit.