Long associated with paintings such as the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci was also a prolific inventor whose talents extended far beyond his paintbrush. Explore his remarkable contributions to the fields of science and engineering at the world premiere of the Museum of Science and Industry?s temporary exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius opening April 14, 2006.
More than 60 custom-built wooden models of Leonardo?s most innovative designs?many of which can be traced directly to today?s technology?will be on display for the first time in the United States. Hands-on devices allow guests to: fire ?cannon balls? using Leonardo?s catapult; build models of bridges he designed; assemble replicas of his machines; and page through his sketches using a state-of-the-art computer graphic simulation. Guests will learn about the mysteries of Leonardo?s life, and discover amazing modern-day scientists and inventors who are carrying on the innovative spirit of Leonardo in their work.
Don?t miss this opportunity to look into the hidden details of this genius? life, the myths that surround him, and his legacy that lives on.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th and Lake Shore Drive
www.msichicago.org or 773-684-1414
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