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Video: Toy Robot Falls in Love With Petersen Automotive Museum

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Ever been to the Petersen Automotive Museum? If you're not a car enthusiast, you may have discounted it. But according to one of our readers, this is one overlooked destination that you need to head to soon.

"Why doesn't this place get more press?" videographer Eric B. Shanks asked us in an email. "The Italian design exhibit is fantastic."

He was so inspired by the car-centric spot, in fact, that he packed up his camera and a little toy robot and made the below video, complete with Adriano Celentano's "Un Bimbo Sul Leone" bumping in the background.

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A Toy Robot Visits the Petersen Auto Museum from Eric B. Shanks on Vimeo.

Now you kind of want to go, right?

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Check out the Italian Design exhibit or gawk at spacey, avant-garde cars in the Aerodynamics: From Art to Science exhibit. There are also a few permanent exhibits to check out, including the Hot Wheels Hall of Fame. Entry costs $10 for adults, but there are student, youth, and senior discounts. Kids under 5 enjoy the museum for free.

You never know, perhaps you'll see a robot as well.