Robots are indeed roaming the hallways and exhibits at some of your favorite Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. It's part of an effort to improve your visit to these treasures along the National Mall.
One of the Smithsonian’s newest humanoid robots named Pepper introduced herself for the first time in public at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Rachel Goslins, director of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, gave us the scoop on these newest federal government workers.
The Smithsonian is introducing 25 of these robots around six of their locations in the D.C. area. They are all a gift to the government.
Here is where and when you can expect to find Pepper:
Smithsonian Castle Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
National Museum of African American History and Culture Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m
National Museum of African Art Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Tuesdays and Fridays, 3-4 p.m.