The DaVinci Machines Exhibition breathes new life into the blueprints and drawings of the brilliant Leonardo DaVinci, Renaissance artist, scientist, and inventor. It features hand-crafted recreations of Leonardo’s 500 year-old designs, as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius of all time.
The Magnificent Machines (many of which are interactive) act as replicas of the most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. Some of the inventions featured are: the “Bicycle,” the “Spring Powered Car,” the “Hang Glider,” and the “Air Screw,” — a precursor to the helicopter. And, for the first time ever, audiences can see the secrets behind Leonardo’s legendary Robotic Lion.
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 a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle the models to gain a firsthand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model.