Robot Zoo at Courtland Center

Sloan Museum is now open at Courtland Center Mall, while the Flint Cultural Center location is closed for renovation. Throughout the renovation project, Sloan Museum will continue to present rotating hands-on traveling exhibits, historic vehicles from Flint & Genesee County history, and the family gallery at Courtland Center Mall.

Robot Zoo

May 11 - September 8, 2019

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, how a giant squid propels itself, and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509
Sloan Museum is located inside Courtland Center, accessible through the Court St. mall entrance, right next to El Cozumel Mexican Grill.

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Last admittance at 4:30 p.m.

General Admission Prices

For more information, call 810-237-3450

Genesee County Residents: Free
Members: Free
Non-Residents: $8 adults, $7 seniors 60+, $6 youth ages 2-11
Children 1 and younger: Free
Other Discounts: Free for ASTC, Veterans, Active Duty Military Families, and Teachers

Free general admission for Genesee County residents is funded in whole or in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are available at the door. Genesee County residents and members may call 810-237-3450 to purchase tickets in advance.

Amazing Robotic Animals and Hands-On Activities


A 6-foot robot bat hangs upside-down from a tree branch at twilight. The robot opens its wings slightly, as if awakening to begin its nightly forage for food.


Visitors can operate a winch to raise and lower the head of the robot rhino into position on its body. The robot appears to be under construction in a “body shop.”

House Fly

The robot house fly features a 10-foot wingspread and multiple visual receptors to simulate the real insect’s compound eyes.

Tortoise Track

Visitors can strap on their turtle shells and race around the Tortoise Track.

Robot Zoo Birthday Parties

Members save 20% on birthday parties!

Host your birthday party at Sloan Museum’s Courtland Center location, featuring the Robot Zoo exhibit! Choose from one of our three birthday party packages:

- Sweet and Simple package, $100 and up
- Full Birthday package, $300 and up
- Deluxe package, $450

For more information, email or call 810-237-3427.

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