LEONARDO DA VINCI: MAN, INVENTOR, GENIUS EXHIBITION
OCT. 4, 2008 - JAN. 4, 2009
Internationally Acclaimed Exhibition Explores da Vinci’s Inventions
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest geniuses the world has ever known. And while many people are familiar with da Vinci, the artist, few realize that he was an even more prolific inventor. On Oct. 4, 2008 the Detroit Science Center will present da Vinci’s inventions, and more, when it opens the internationally acclaimed exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius.
More than 500 years ago, da Vinci designed
flying machines, robots, submarines, underwater breathing gear and solar-powered
industries; and laid most of the groundwork for the artificial heart valve. In
Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius, visitors will
Visitors will be able to push, pull, crank and interact with these exhibits for a greater understanding of the math, engineering and physics principles behind them. Through these large-scale models of his work, computer-animated models of his discoveries, dramatic film highlights of his life and examples of “modern-day da Vincis,” the exhibit presents the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as few have ever seen it.
Explore the myths and legends surrounding da
Vinci’s life and consider how his legacy inspires and challenges us today – only
Tickets to Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius are $16.95 for adults and $13.95 for children and seniors. General museum admission is included with the exhibition ticket. Discounted tickets are available for groups and Detroit Science Center members. Audio tours are available for an additional $4.00.
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