Hickory – Catawba Science Center is proud to announce the 5th annual Hickory Bot Battles combat robot competition will be returning September 8th & 9th, 2023. Featuring over 100 competitive combat robot builders, robots weighing up to three pounds fight to the “death” in the 8’ x 8’ bullet-proof arena*.

Two days of combat robot battles on September 8th beginning at 1 PM & September 9th beginning at 9 AM.

As one of the larger combat robot events on the East Coast, Hickory Bot Battles brings competitors from across the country, often including teams that have competed on the BattleBots tv show. Witness the Corporate Cup Competition which gives companies a chance to prove their engineering superiority via a single-elimination combat robot competition for glory and the cherished HBB Corporate Cup Trophy!

Admission to the Science Center is not included; non-members who purchase tickets to Hickory Bot Battles can add CSC admission for 1/2 price the day of their event. Tickets must be purchased for each day separately.

Members: $6.00
Non-members: $9.00

CSCMembers receive discounted admission to this event as part of your member benefits, but pre-registration is required to reserve your spot. Ticket quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Saturday tickets available at https://14048.blackbaudhosting.com/14048/Hickory-Bot-Battles-2023-09Sep2023