Just how do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers jump so high? And can engineers build a jet-propelled squid? (The answer to the last one is YES and you can race them at the museum!)
The family-friendly exhibition features a host of specially designed mechanical beasts that have been ingeniously built using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets.
There’s a robotic platypus, a metallic giraffe and a massive 10-foot-wide house fly which show how animals see, eat, hunt and hide.
You’ll have the chance to get all hands on too. Fancy shooting a chameleon’s ‘tongue-gun’ or even designing your own ‘mutant’ robot creature? You can do it here!
Curator Dr Emma-Louise Nicholls says, “From a housefly’s lightning reactions to a bat’s ability to locate prey in the dark, this exhibition demonstrates just how extraordinary the animals that share our world really are.”