Robot Block Party

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Apr 14 2019.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Event Info
Included in admission (Children: $12.95; Adults: $21.95)
Contact Phone: 
(773) 684-1414
Recommended Age: 
All ages

The whole family can celebrate National Robotics Week during the Robot Block Party at the Museum of Science and Industry, featuring every kind of robot imaginable, and showcasing cool robots designed by Chicago-area student and amateur teams.

Events Schedule (from the host): 

April 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14

9:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. AT MAIN LEVEL

University students will present their cutting-edge work in robotics and share their pathway into the field. Interact with a robotic wheelchair, robotic arm and a Mars Rover prototype!

Plus, drop into Drone Pilot School to learn how to fly drones indoors.

April 6, 7, 13, 14

9:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. AT MAIN LEVEL

Student teams, in grades K-12, show off their robots for one of four weekend days of fun. Teams will demonstrate their robots, run live competitions on the Museum floor and will ignite your interest in robotics.

Featured robots

  • Bug ‘Bot: Make your own mini robot

  • PARO®: Therapeutic seal

  • ROBOTIS MINI: Humanoid robot

April 13


See self-driving cars in action! Who will get their passenger safely to their destination? High school teams put their creations to the test in the autonomous vehicle competition. Witness how well their vehicles navigate and weather the elements through a maze-like obstacle course while keeping their passenger safe and dry.

April 14

9:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. AT MAIN LEVEL

Chicago Police Department’s Bomb Squad will demonstrate the advanced technology utilized to keep people safe. See the bomb squad robot in action and speak to officers about their career.

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Drive
60637 Chicago , IL
Phone: (773) 684-1414
41° 47' 31.3584" N, 87° 34' 58.5336" W