DaVinci Machines Exhibition Opening Ceremony
Apr 1, 2017
When Leonardo DaVinci died in 1519, he left behind some 45,000 sheets of linen paper containing his detailed notes and drawings on his studies, observations, thoughts, designs and inventions. The DaVinci Machines Exhibition brings these sketches and inventions to life!
The DaVinci Machines Exhibition displays over 65 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500-year-old designs. The magnificent machines on display, many of which are interactive, feature replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. Visitors will also find many of DaVinci’s masterpieces remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius of all time. The main machines on display include the “bicycle”, “spring powered car”, “hang glider” and the “air screw”, a precursor to the helicopter. This exhibition presents models grouped in themes: war machines, flying machines, nautical & hydraulic machines, as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. The interactive machines are popular as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a first-hand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model. This exhibit also contains a 45-minute film, an interactive kid’s area, audio and docent-guided tours and more!
This opening ceremony event will allow guests to peruse the impressive array of DaVinci inspired machines, artwork and will enjoy the opening night performance of “DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience”. Guests will nibble on passed hors d’oeuvres and sip wine from the cash bar.
Exhibit Unveiling and Opening Ceremony Pricing:
• Adult – $40
• Youth (4-16) – $30
• Adult – $35
• Youth (4-16) – $25
*Dress is black tie optional