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July 15, 2011 / Gaston Today Magazine

Rockin News from the Schiele Museum!

Clash of the ‘Bots II
Saturday, July 23, 10AM-4PM

Experience a day filled with Robots!
Witness the excitement as robots clash in an all- out war. Cheer for your favorite robot competitors as they crush, destroy and compete to win! Robots will compete in a 12’ x 20’ custom hockey arena. There will be three levels competing for prizes and most of all, the pride of winning. This awesome display of scientific ingenuity and impeccable craftsmanship will wow visitors of all ages.
Discover how robots are built and why they are such an integral part of our lives. The Gaston County Bomb Squad will be on site with their bomb squad robot. This special addition to the squad can scan with open vision X- ray technology and is one of the most advanced robots available. This device assists police with bombs to outwit explosives and improve safety of removal. On- site demonstrations are planned throughout the day.
Chuck Butler with Carolina Combat Robots will also be available throughout the event to answer questions about robots and offer effective methods of creating your own robot. Combat robot teams from Carolina Combat Robots have been an important part of conducting this second Clash of the Bots event at the museum.
In addition to bomb squad demonstrations and robot competitions, a local toy expert and hobby enthusiast with be on hand to demonstrate robots that are available for purchase at John’s Toy & Hobby. They will also provide crafts and activities at their special robot station. Also, LEGO from Concord Mills is sponsoring an interactive play area that will be open at their booth from 10AM-2PM. Visitors can register to win cool LEGO prizes and meet LEGO representatives. Call 704.866.6908 for more information or visit

Become a Member and experience the museum as much as you like along with free admission to over 250 museums across the country. Call 704.836.0020 for membership information or visit
This Schiele event is just one of many exciting opportunities to visit with your friends and family. Save the date now for these fun and educational events:
• Live Bat Encounter (Saturday, August 7)
• Tools of Stone (Sunday, August 8)
• Reptile Day (Sunday, August 21)

The Schiele is at 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Members are admitted for free. General admission for non-city resident adults is $7, $6 for students and seniors. For City of Gastonia residents, admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Planetarium admission is $3 for all visitors, plus museum admission.


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