Due to popular demand, MOHAI
s Da Vinci - Inventions exhibition, demonstrating the full scope of Leonardo da Vincis remarkable genius, has been extended in Seattle through Sunday, March 13, 2022.
Da Vinci Inventions, created by Grande Experiences, brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, and more. An extensive range of unique pieces includes numerous examples of his machine inventions. Visitors can be push, pull, crank, and interact with many of these machines for a hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.
Da Vinci Inventions offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds an entertaining, educational, and enlightening experience, whether they are art and history aficionados or exploring Leonardo da Vincis work for the first time.
MOHAI is thrilled to continue to offer this hands-on exhibition to our visitors, said MOHAI Executive Director Leonard Garfield, its a must-see for kids, families, and adults who want to experience the inspirational genius of da Vinci through his innovations.
The machines in the exhibit were meticulously crafted by scientists and skilled artisans in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence, Italy, and inspired by designs from the Renaissance thinkers notebooks. The exhibition includes several largescale models including a life-sized armored tank and a glider. The models are fabricated with careful attention to the types of materials that would have been used in Leonardos era and are described in his manuscripts. Faithfully adhering to artists instructions and utilizing the tools of his time, they are hand-crafted with wood, rope, and glue. Graphic displays and videos explain the life and legacy of Leonardo and provide context for his inventiveness and designs.
Visitors of Da Vinci Inventions are invited to embrace the history, theory, and objective behind each of Leonardo da Vincis designs through engaging and entertaining technologies. Guests also will enjoy a glimpse into Leonardos mysterious alphabet and writing techniques as they browse touch-screen versions of his actual codices.