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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is showcasing two new exhibitions that will transport you to Cuba as well as immerse you in the incredible world of Leonardo da Vinci.

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LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 YEARS OF GENIUS

DATES: March 1 – Aug. 25, 2019

Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Experience true genius in Da Vinci Alive, the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo ever presented.

Developed by Grande Exhibitions in Australia in collaboration with the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and experts from Italy and France, Da Vinci Alive will immerse you in Leonardo's extraordinary life and legacy.

You will be plunged into his world through the revolutionary SENSORY4 system, featuring high-definition motion graphics combined with authentic multimedia content and cinema-quality audio narrative.

You will also see dozens of life-size replicas of Leonardo's machine inventions, built using his detailed codices and revealing how his fundamental scientific and artistic principles continue to impact the world today.

In addition, Da Vinci Alive will feature the fascinating "Secrets of the Mona Lisa" exhibit, with super-magnified visual examinations and the only 360-degree replica ever made of the iconic painting.

Our Senses

DATES: April 12 – Aug. 4, 2019

Learn how and why we sense, including the biological processes of other senses beyond the traditional five in this interactive experience. 

  • Watch walls lit with alternating colored lights that reveal just how much a world bathed in white light can differ from one illuminated in blue, green or red.
  • Explore a garden through the eyes of a bee or a butterfly.
  • Hunt like a snake and find prey using an infrared viewer.
  • Dial into a variety of animal sounds normally outside the range of our hearing.
  • Find out what happens when your senses disagree, as your feet feel a flat floor beneath you but your eyes see walls and a floor that appear to curve and ripple.
  • Explore 3D models of specialized touch receptors that demonstrate our complicated touch system.
  • Take a smell test to single out the fragrance notes in a complex scent.
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