New Special Exhibit Features Recycled Robots And Superheroes

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A new temporary exhibit, featuring elaborate costumes designed by a local maker family, makes its way to the Creative Arts Center at Omaha Children's Museum. Modern Makers: Recycled Robots & Superheroes is open April 3 through April 27, 2013.

This exhibit is open during daily showtimes from Tuesday through Sunday. Show times are Tuesday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Omaha Children's Museum welcomes the hand-made costumes of award-winning craftsman, Clay Cardwell and his family of makers.

The Cardwell family creates life-size movie characters using recycled items such as dishwasher parts, old toys, water bottles, soup cans and more. The exhibit includes detailed costumes of Superman, Batman, Transformers' Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters.

Museum staff will provide a guided tour including a 15 minute interactive presentation about how the costumes were made and what items they consist of.

Children will have the opportunity to participate in a recycled material scavenger hunt where they can try to locate the everyday items used on the costumes.

Modern Makers: Recycled Robots & Superheroes will inspire children to think of the incredible things they can create with everyday objects.

This temporary exhibit will relate to the museum's new, permanent addition to the Creative Arts Center, Make Space, opening Spring 2013. In Make Space, children have the opportunity to tinker, design, create and invent with real tools and repurposed materials.

Shows are included with regular museum admission and are first come first serve with limited seating.

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